Buy Tim Hortons Smile Cookies this week and support Community Care Peterborough

All local proceeds from annual campaign running September 19 to 25 will support registered charity's Give A Meal and Give A Drive programs

Since 1996, the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign has raised more than $75 million for thousands of local charities and community groups. (Photo: Tim Hortons)
Since 1996, the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign has raised more than $75 million for thousands of local charities and community groups. (Photo: Tim Hortons)

This year’s annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign is supporting Community Care Peterborough, a registered charity empowering seniors and adults with physical challenges in the city and county of Peterborough to live at home by providing services including transportation, Meals On Wheels, and more.

When you buy a chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for a dollar plus tax (or a box of a dozen Smile Cookies for $12 plus tax) from a local Tim Hortons restaurant from September 19 to 25, they will donate 100 per cent of the proceeds to Community Care Peterborough’s “Give A Meal” and “Give A Drive” programs.

“Many more seniors and adults with disabilities are making difficult choices about cutting food costs or missing medical appointments to reduce travel costs in order to remain in their home,” says Alicia Vandine, Community Care Peterborough’s donor relations and communications lead, in a media release. “To assist these clients, we created the Give A Meal and Give A Drive subsidy programs.”

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“These subsidy programs allow seniors and adults with disabilities to access these services for free, or at a reduced rate, depending on their financial circumstance,” Vandine explains. “It also allows us to help us subsidize the costs related to these programs so that we also have affordable options for those clients who can pay for them on their own.”

As well as visiting a local Tim Hortons restaurant to purchase Smile Cookies, you can order them 48 hours in advance by downloading an order form from Community Care Peterborough’s website at www.commcareptbo.org/smilecookies2022 that you complete and drop off at your local Tim Hortons restaurant.

You can also order online at Community Care Peterborough’s website and pick up your cookies at your local Community Care office or make arrangements for delivery (48 hours in advance is appreciated). The online order form is available until September 23; after that date you must place advance orders directly with your our local Tim Hortons restaurant.

The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 as a way to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario. It has since grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons restaurants, raising more than $75 million for local charities and community groups.

Last year, the campaign raised a record-breaking $12.2 million for over 600 local charities and community groups, including almost $69,000 for mental health care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

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Here are the participating location in Peterborough, Lakefield, Bridgenorth, and Curve Lake:

  • 721 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough
  • 1527 Water Street, Peterborough
  • 1200 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough
  • 336 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough
  • 871 – 875 Chemong Road, Peterborough
  • 157 George Street North, Peterborough
  • 645 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough
  • 55 Park Street North, Peterborough
  • 81 Hunter Street East, Peterborough
  • 898 Monaghan Road, Peterborough
  • 1781 Lansdowne Street, Peterborough
  • 1420 Crawford Drive, Peterborough
  • 1901 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough
  • 949 Highway 7 East, Peterborough
  • 139 Queen Street, Lakefield
  • 758 Ward Street North, Bridgenorth
  • 1420 Mississauga Street, Curve Lake