Smile Cookie cam­paign raised $67K for Rachel’s Kids

Seaway News - - News - NICK SEEBRUCH ni­[email protected]

CORN­WALL, On­tario - Rachel’s Kids have an­nounced that the Tim Hor­ton’s Smile Cookie cam­paign raised nearly $67,000 for them this year.

“We are so proud of our Com­mu­nity and how every­one came to­gether dur­ing the 2018 Tim Hor­ton’s Smile Cookie Cam­paign in sup­port of our Char­ity,” said Kim Lau­zon, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor for Rachel’s Kids. “We are ex­tremely grate­ful and hum­bled to have been cho­sen once again as the re­cip­i­ents to the pro­ceeds from Smile Cookie.“

Rachel’s Kids ex­ceeded their to­tal from last year. All money raised through this fundraiser will re­main in the com­mu­nity.

The money was raised dur­ing the week of Sept. 17. Any pur­chase of a Smile Cookie that week went to sup­port Rachel’s Kids.

“We are amazed on how many peo­ple have agreed to help us ex­ceed last year’s goal of $40,618,” said Lau­zon. “We had schools take part in sell­ing cook­ies, lo­cal busi­nesses chal­lenge each other in sales and sig­nif­i­cant pil­lars in our com­mu­nity take part in creative and un­con­ven­tional ways to sell Smile Cook­ies on our be­half. The re­sponse has been in­cred­i­ble and be­cause of each and every one who sold a cookie, bought a cookie, ate a cookie and took selfies, you’ve all played a part in sup­port­ing our cause by rais­ing aware­ness and of course a grand to­tal of $66,949.”

Pro­grams that will be sup­ported by this fundraiser in­clude “Small Mo­ments of Joy” through which Rachel’s Kids grants wishes to chil­dren in spe­cial cir­cum­stances and “Help­ing Hands” which pro­vides sup­port to fam­i­lies with a child suf­fer­ing from a se­vere or chronic ill­ness.

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