Camp Day raises over $14K in Kap, Hearst
Mali Bassari looks cute as a button (or donut) as she walks around the Kapuskasing Tim Hortons promoting the annual Camp Day festivities. This year’s efforts in Kap and Hearst raised over $14,000 combined. For more on this story, please turn to Pg. TIMES PHOTO/Kevin Anderson
This past Wednesday Tim Hortons across the country, including those in Kapuskasing and Hearst, celebrated their annual Camp Day.
Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons Restaurants is donated to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.
On Camp Day, when guests buy a coffee and participate in various fundraising activities, they will help send more than 14,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10-day summer camp session or a seven-day winter camp session, at one of the Foundation's six camps in Canada and the United States. Children are selected by Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners who work closely with local youth organizations and schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an experience at camp.
"It's overwhelming each year, to see how Tim Hortons customers come together to support the Foundation," says Bill Moir, President, Tim Horton Children's Foundation. "On Camp Day, buying a cup of coffee and participating in the many activities helps give deserving kids, who live in your community, an experience to remember and inspire them for years to come. And that's a good feeling."
During their time at camp, kids participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to build self-esteem and leadership skills. The Foundation is committed to providing an enriched and memorable experience for campers, giving them confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments and a more positive view of the world and their place in it.
Kapuskasing and Hearst did very well during this years campaign, raising just over $14,000 combined.
“Wow! Thank you Kapuskasing and Hearst!!! Combined with bracelets, coffee sales and generous donations YOU helped raise $14,030.92 on Camp Day,” said André Bassari, owner of both the Kap and Hearst locations. “Thank you again for everyone that came out as it was a great day and we are grateful to have such loyal guests, volunteers and the amazing staff that look forward to this day all year!”
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1974. Funding for the Foundation comes from Tim Hortons Camp Day, fundraising activities, special events, year-round public donations collected through counter and drive-thru coin boxes and other donations. Since 1975 more than 150,000 children have attended a Foundation camp at no cost to them or their families. For more information about the Tim Horton Children's Foundation please visit thcf.com.