A record-breaking $15 million has been raised for more than 600 local charities and community groups through the sales of Smile Cookies at Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada.
“We were thrilled last year to set a new Smile Cookie record by raising more than $12 million during the week-long campaign. And thanks to the dedication and passion of the Tim Hortons community, we were able to raise over $15 million this year,” Tim Hortons president Axel Schwan said. “With 100 per cent of all proceeds donated to local charities and community groups right in your neighbourhoods.”
In Markham and Stouffville, local Tim Hortons restaurants and guests together raised over $79,000 for Oak Valley Health’s Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) and The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children.
“Tim Hortons’ generous and continued support reflects the values at the heart of our community,” say Allan Bell, VP, MSH Foundation. “Thank you for ensuring our youngest patients have the life-saving equipment needed close to home.”
The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children provides quality, patient-centred care for pregnant people, infants and children up to age 18. As a leading community hospital, MSH serves one of Canada’s fastest-growing regions. And as our community continues to grow, MSH must ensure it continues to not only meet the demand but deliver the highest quality care while doing so.
Government can’t fund all equipment and other priority needs. MSH must rely on community support to drive innovation and enable growth. Tim Hortons’ continued support ensures that our still-growing community can continue to receive the excellent patient care it relies on, today and into the future.
Photo: Local Tim Hortons restaurants raised over $79,000 for Markham Stouffville Hospital.