For one week only (September 12 to 18), you can buy a freshly baked chocolate chunk “Smile Cookie” for $1 at participating Tim Hortons restaurants in Peterborough, Bridgenorth, and Lakefield and help Hospice Peterborough build a state-of-the-art facility for those living with serious illness and grief.
When you buy a Smile Cookie, your full $1 will be donated by Tim Hortons restaurant owners towards Hospice Peterborough’s Every Moment Matters Campaign.
Over the past two years, Hospice Peterborough has been raising funds for its goal to build the Hospice Peterborough Care Centre, a 10-bed care facility and programming centre that will offers a homelike, safe refuge throughout the journey of illness, death and grief.
By the end of June, the organization had raised over $7.62 million of its $8.25 million goal, and is now entering the final “Bring It Home” phase of its campaign. Funds raised through Smile Cookies will help raise the remaining $635,000 needed to meet the goal.
“Once again it is such an honour for Hospice Peterborough and the Every Moment Matters Campaign to have been chosen by Tim Hortons owners as the recipient of this year’s Smile Cookie Campaign,” says Betty Morris, Campaign Chair. “Every dollar raised through this event will be designated to construct the new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre. We are grateful for the continued corporate support and partnership with local Tim Hortons restaurant owners.”
Nationally, Tim Hortons supports more than 460 local charities, hospitals, and community programs its Smile Cookie campaign. Last year, the Smile Cookie campaign raised $6.3 million across Canada, including $37,240 for Hospice Peterborough’s Every Moment Matters Campaign.
“The Smile Cookie campaign has been generously supported year after year thanks to the kindness of our loyal guests,” says Donna Annett, a Tim Hortons restaurant owner. “They embrace Smile Cookie week and make it the incredible success it is. We are honoured to support Hospice Peterborough with all of the proceeds raised staying in our community.”
The launch of the Smile Cookie campaign in Peterborough takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 12th at the Tim Hortons at 1527 Water Street, just past the Peterborough Zoo.
You can stop by any local Tim Hortons from Monday to Sunday next week to purchase a Smile Cookie. You can also pre-order cookies using forms are available at Hospice Peterborough and local Tim Hortons restaurants throughout Peterborough, Bridgenorth and Lakefield.
After you buy a Smile Cookie — or better yet, buy a dozen! — take a selfie and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SmileCookie.
Visit www.timhortons.com/smilecookie to learn more about the charities the Smile Cookie campaign supports across Canada.
Photos courtesy of Hospice Peterborough