$13,347.40 donated to Wellspring Niagara in Fonthill as Tim Hortons® raises a record-breaking $10.56 million in national Smile Cookie Campaign
Restaurant owner from Fonthill is donating 100% of proceeds from sales of Smile Cookies to Wellspring Niagara on October 16, 2020 at 130 Highway 20 East Tim Hortons Marketplace Location
NIAGARA, OCTOBER 15, 2020 – Tim Hortons restaurant owners and millions of generous Canadians across the country together broke a new Smile Cookie record by raising $10.56 million for local charities across the country.
This year in FONTHILL, local Tim Hortons restaurant owner Stephanie McWilliams and guests helped raise $13,347.40 to support Wellspring Niagara. The funds will be used to continue the FREE cancer supportive programming offered at Wellspring Niagara for individuals, caregivers, and loved ones living with cancer.
“All proceeds from this year’s successful Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign will be directed towards the important supportive programs and services offered free of charge, to patients, caregivers and families, whom are impacted with cancer. Since March 14, 2020, we had to suspend face-to-face programs due to COVID 19. However, we managed to take many of our programs virtually into the homes of patients and families living with cancer. Cancer doesn’t wait. With the incredible funds raised from the 2020 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign, Wellspring Niagara will able to continue meeting our program needs and ensure that they remain free of charge.” -Ann Mantini-Celima, Executive Director, Wellspring Niagara
“We were absolutely blown away by the generosity of Canadians for our annual Smile Cookie campaign,” says Tim Hortons Chief Marketing Officer Hope Bagozzi.
Tim Hortons restaurant owners across Canada will be presenting their local charity partners with Smile Cookie cheques throughout October, including a presentation at Tim Hortons, 130 Highway 20, Fonthill on October 15 for Wellspring Niagara.
Join Us for the Cheque Presentation & Photo Opportunity:
Date:Friday October 15th
Location: Tim Hortons, 130 Highway 20, Fonthill
Spokespeople: Stephanie McWilliams – Tim Hortons Store Manager, Ann Manitini-Celima – Executive Director Wellspring Niagara, and Phil Gourlay – Development Officer Events and Community Relations Wellspring Niagara
Contact: Phil Gourlay – email@example.com
Smile Cookie Campaign Facts
· In 2019, the Smile Cookie campaign raised a record $9.8 million across Canada
· For over 24 years, Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests have been spreading smiles. The Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario
· Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support over 550 local charities, hospitals and community programs through the Smile Cookie campaign
Join the Smile Cookie Conversation
· Use the hashtag #SmileCookie #WellspringNiagara
· Tag or follow us on Instagram @TimHortons @WellspringNiagara
· Like us on Facebook Tim Hortons @WellspringNiagaraCancerSupport
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Wellspring Niagara is a Regional Cancer Support Centre that offers free social, emotional, psychological, rehabilitative and informational support to people coping with the realities of cancer every day. A not-for-profit charitable organization, Wellspring Niagara opened its doors in June 2001 and serves residents from all across the Niagara Region. Every year since, Wellspring Niagara has raised the funds required for its operations because of the generous financial and voluntary support received from the people and businesses in Niagara – the community we serve.
All programs are offered free to all of our members to eliminate the worry of any financial burden during this stressful time. Wellspring Niagara has grown from registering 700 attendances in 2001 (73 people) to registering 6,731 attendances (980 people) in 2019. Since opening our doors, we have registered more than 84,198 program attendances from men, women and children who are impacted with the turmoil, fear, despair and isolation brought on by a cancer diagnosis.
Wellspring Niagara receives NO government funding and is not supported by any other cancer-related organization. We rely solely on the financial support of the community we serve, where 100% of the proceeds we raise stay in the Niagara Region. As Niagara’s only cancer support centre, the demand for our programs and services are at an all-time high, with new needs continuing to emerge. In order for Wellspring Niagara to continue meeting this ever-growing need, we must raise the necessary funds to provide quality-based programming to those we are serving today and will serve in the future.
For more information or interview requests, please contact:
Phil Gourlay, Wellspring Niagara
About TIM HORTONS®
In 1964, the first Tim Hortons® restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario opened its doors and Canadians have been ordering Tim Hortons iconic Original Blend coffee, Double-Double ™ coffees, Donuts and Timbits® in the years since. Over the last 55 years, Tim Hortons has captured the hearts and taste buds of Canadians. Tim Hortons is Canada’s largest restaurant chain operating in the quick service industry serving over 5 million cups of coffee every day with 80% of Canadians visiting one of nearly 4,000 Tim Hortons in Canada at least once a month. More than a coffee and bake shop, Tim Hortons is part of the Canadian fabric and guests can enjoy hot and cold specialty beverages – including lattes, cappuccinos and espressos, teas and our famous Iced Capps™ – alongside delicious breakfast, sandwiches, wraps, soups and more. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 restaurants in Canada, the United States and around the world. For more information on Tim Hortons visit TimHortons.ca.