Vaughan, November 15, 2019 – A cookie that is making a difference in the community, is a cookie everyone wants to eat. Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign has been providing smiles to communities across Canada for over 23 years. The 2019 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raised a record $9.8M in just one week for 550 charities, hospitals and community groups across Canada.
For a second year in a row, 56 Tim Hortons stores backed by 15 local owners “in and around Vaughan” garnered their efforts together to bring much-needed money for Hospice Vaughan. Staff and Volunteers at Hospice Vaughan were all smiles today as they proudly accepted the donation from this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign. Hospice Vaughan is grateful to Tim Hortons for receiving $85,364 to support the capital campaign going towards Hospice Vaughan – Mario & Nick Cortellucci Hospice Palliative Care Centre of Excellence.
“Thank you to everyone who purchased Smile Cookies, you truly showed the power of a community coming together to support a great cause. You were not only enjoying a cookie, you are helping Hospice Vaughan realize its dream of opening up its new 10-bed Hospice palliative care centre in the Vaughan community”, said Belinda Marchese, Executive Director of Hospice Vaughan.
About Tim Hortons® Canada:
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-DoubleTM 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 CappsTM – 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.com.
About Hospice Vaughan:
Since 1995, Hospice Vaughan, a not-for-profit organization, has been providing compassionate support to individuals facing a life-limiting illness, their caregivers or those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. We provide various programs and services that include in-home visiting volunteers, a day program, grief and bereavement support, counselling and wellness services and children’s support. Our services extend out to caregivers, family members and friends who also need support through their loved one’s journey and through their grief. Hospice Vaughan is now building a Centre of Excellence 10- Bed Residential Hospice that will serve an additional 200 end-of-life individuals and will support over a thousand other individuals impacted by their illness. This new facility will also house the new Hospice Vaughan Institute for Hospice Palliative Care. All our programs and services are offered free of charge.
Muthoni Kariuki, Manager, Development and Communication, Hospice Vaughan
905-850-6266 Ext. 202