It’s Tim Hortons Camp Day! Support a great cause for kids

Tim Hortons Camp Day

Today is Tim Hortons Camp Day, and it’s an opportunity for you to directly help kids across Canada have a life-changing camp experience.

For the entire day, 100% of proceeds for hot coffee sold at participating restaurants across Canada will go towards the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF), which helps send youth from low-income families to a Tim Horton Camp. To help this great cause, Canadians can also donate at a store or online, or you can purchase limited edition Camp Day bracelets from Tim Hortons restaurants for $2.

Tim Hortons expects to send 20,000 kids to camp this year, and so far the THCF has sent more than 237,000 kids to camps over the last 25 years, thanks to raising more than $162 million to date.

Imagine what going to camp can mean for kids who wouldn’t get to go otherwise, and on top of that, the THCF program does a lot more to help kids empower themselves.

Camp Day is so important because one in seven children live in poverty. That means a range of challenges in their lives, and Camp Day helps make a difference to not only their summer, but their outlook. Kids at Tim Horton Camp learn life skills, and tools to help them be successful in life.

The best part is that kids return to camp for 5 years to develop their skills and empower them, and the camps operate year-round.

There are seven camps across North America, including Parry Sound, Ontario; Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia; Kananaskis, Alberta; Quyon, Quebec; Campbellsville, Kentucky; St. George, Ontario; and Pinawa, Manitoba.

Follow the #CampDay hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, and help support the cause with a donation today.

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