June 5th Tim Hortons Camp Day
100 per cent of proceeds from every coffee purchased at participating Tim Hortons restaurants in Canada on Camp Day – June 5th – is donated to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps to help make a difference in the lives of youth from disadvantaged circumstances across the country.
A leader in youth development programming, Tims Camps support youth between the ages of 12 to 16 from low income homes through a multi-year, camp-based program where they learn skills like leadership, resilience and responsibility, which empower them to believe in their own potential and change their stories for the better.
According to a StatsCan report from 2016, one in five youth grow up in poverty and when they grow up in disadvantaged circumstances the chances of the cycle of poverty repeating increases and their ability to develop necessary skills to become successful adults decreases.
With seven camps in North America that run year-round Summer and School Programs, youth are supported to thrive when they return home, to excel in post-secondary education, to succeed at work and to contribute positively to their communities. Entirely supported by restaurant owners, guests, and sponsors, Tim Hortons Foundation Camps invest in youth in every community Tim Hortons serves.
For those who buy a coffee on June 5, clients can donate $2 to receive a limited-edition red, blue, green or orange Camp Day bracelet. All of the proceeds from every brewed coffee purchased in Canada is donated to Tims Camps.
Annually, clients can round up their order total to the nearest dollar at any Tims, and can make a one-time or recurring donation online any time.
One of the former campers, Shelagh Cole, said "Camp was the constant variable in our lives that showed up and continued to say 'you can!' I would not be where I am today without the support of Tim Hortons Foundation Camps."
Dave Newnham, the president and executive director of the Tim Hortons Foundation Camps stated in a press release,"Over the last 45 years we have helped give 275,000 youth a chance to change their future – but we can't do this alone. It's the generosity of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners, guests and supporters year-round – but most importantly on Camp Day – that allow us to continue to provide more kids with lifelong benefits of this very specialized Tim Hortons camp experience."
The Foundation was established in 1974 by Ron Joyce, co-founder of Tim Hortons, in honour of Tim Horton's love for children and his desire to help those less fortunate. Attending Tim Hortons Foundation Camps comes at absolutely no cost to youth or their families.