Tim Hortons announced its 31st annual Camp Day fundraising campaign returns Wednesday, July 13, when 100% of purchases from all hot coffee and iced coffee sales in the U.S. and Canada will be donated to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps to support sending youth from underserved communities to Tims Camps.
Additionally, from now through July 13, guests can purchase a Camp Day bracelet for $2 in one of four vibrant with proceeds from sales supporting Tims Camps.
Tim Hortons, its restaurant owners and guests, collectively raised over $160 million throughout the 30-year history of Camp Day for Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. Since 1974, Tims Camps have supported more than 300,000 youth between the ages of 12 and 16 through its multiyear development programs at its seven camps. Campers from Tim Hortons communities across North America receive school and community-based programming at no cost to them or their families. Organizers said, “This rigorous learning model is designed specifically to meet their unique needs and works to equip the campers with skills like leadership, resilience and responsibility, empowering them to open doors to their future.”
“Many of the young people we support have never had the opportunity to experience camp or travel outside their city or town. Our multiday, overnight camp experiences are uniquely powerful in building critical skills in youth, and strengthening social ties and community connections that can help youth better cope with challenging circumstances,” said Graham Oliver, a Tim Hortons restaurant owner and president of Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. “We challenge young people. We help them see their best self. And we work with them as they carve a path towards the future they want.”
Camp Day has grown to become one of the most important and cherished days on the Tim Hortons calendar, with all restaurant owners, team members and corporate staff dedicated to making each year’s campaign more impactful than the last.
“The profound impact Camp Day has had in raising over $160 million in its history and supporting over 300,000 youth is a testament to the dedication and generosity of Tims restaurant owners and team members, and the incredible support from Tims guests year after year,” said Axel Schwan, president of Tim Hortons.
To support Tims Camps and Camp Day this year, guests can:
√ Place an order for a hot or iced coffee at a Tim Hortons restaurant, or through the Tim Hortons app for pickup or delivery on July 13. For an even larger impact, guests can consider upsizing their coffee on Camp Day.
√ Order a “Tim Hortons Take 12” to share with co-workers or friends and family. A “Tim Hortons Take 12” includes 12 small coffees along with cups, dairy and sweeteners. In advance of Camp Day, guests can also fill out a “Take 12” preorder form in restaurant, so their coworkers and/or family can join in supporting Camp Day.
√ Purchase a Camp Day bracelet for $2 in one of four colors, while supplies last, with proceeds going directly to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. Note: 100% of the profits ($1.67 per bracelet sold) from Camp Day bracelet sales, and 100% of “round up” or "rent-a-tent" donations go to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. On July 13, 100% of the purchase price (excluding taxes) of hot/iced coffee will benefit Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. For more information, go to www.TimsCamps.com.
√ Make a one-time or monthly donation online any time at www.timscamps.com.
Tim Hortons is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of guest tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, teas and our famous Iced Capp beverages), fresh baked goods, hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast snacking items, and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and around the world. More information about the company is available at www.timhortons.com.
Tim Hortons Foundation Camps is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1974 to expand the horizon of what is possible for underserved young people. A leader in youth development programming, Tims Camps support youth from low-income homes between the ages of 12 to 16. More than 300,000 kids have attended a foundation camp at no cost to them or their families. For more information about Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, visit www.timscamps.com.