Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie campaign raises nearly $700,000 in 5 consecutive years to benefit ECMC
For a fifth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution’s frontline care services, raising $146,745 during the campaign that ran Sept. 19-25.
In 2021, the joint effort raised $135,567. In 2020, it raised $135,879. In 2019, it raised $167,498, and in 2018, it raised close to $95,000, for a five-year total of $697,057.
As in previous years, 100% of proceeds from Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie campaign throughout Western New York will go this year to ECMC’s frontline care services. Each Smile Cookie costs $1. The 148 Tim Hortons (@timhortonsus) restaurant locations in Western New York participated in the 2022 campaign benefitting ECMC.
Sahil Ahuja, ECMC Tim Hortons franchise owner, said, “Every year, our Buffalo Tim Hortons restaurant owners and community show their dedication to supporting ECMC through our Smile Cookie campaign. It’s truly incredible to see our community coming together every year.”
Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., president and CEO, ECMC Corp., said, “We are grateful to Tim Hortons and the thousands of Western New Yorkers who again supported the Smile Cookie campaign. We are thankful for the continuing generosity of our community in their support of ECMC and our dedicated caregivers. The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign supports the lifesaving care our ECMC family provides every day to the residents of our region. We greatly appreciate our partners at Tim Hortons for their commitment, and we are humbled and thankful to the residents of Western New York for their continued support of ECMC through efforts such as this.”