Camp Day in Glen­garry

The Glengarry News - - Straight Talk - BY TARA MACDON­ALD News Staff

On June 6, Tim Hor­tons restau­rants from across Glen­garry par­tic­i­pated in the an­nual Camp Day fundrais­ing drive, where 100 per cent of pro­ceeds from hot cof­fee sales is do­nated to the Tim Hor­ton Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion.

In Glen­garry’s case, Tim Hor­tons cus­tomers also had the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as the Dol­lar Drop, Spin to Win, Peel’n’Win, plant sales, wind­shield wash­ing and bar­be­cues.

Lo­cal Tim Hor­tons man­agers were ea­ger to point out the im­por­tance of vol­un­teers and lo­cal busi­nesses in mak­ing Camp Day a suc­cess. Busi­nesses in the area do­nated hot dogs and sausages, plants, gift sets, cloth­ing and other prize items while vol­un­teers do­nated their time and ef­forts.

The foun­da­tion op­er­ates seven Tim Hor­tons Camps across Canada and the U.S. Open year­round, the camps de­liver pro­grams de­signed to build self-es­teem and lead­er­ship skills.

This year, Camp Day pro­ceeds will help send more than 20,000 kids from low-in­come homes to a Tim Hor­ton Camp for a lifechang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It makes a big dif­fer­ence in the lives of chil­dren,” said Tim Hor­tons man­ager Tina Duch­esne. “Know­ing that we helped put a smile on a child’s face bright­ens our day.”

It’s not too late to do­nate. Pop by one of your lo­cal Tim Hor­tons restau­rants or visit www.timhor­tons.com/cam­p­day to con­trib­ute on­line.

TARA MACDON­ALD PHOTO

CAMP DAY: Kacey Bowen, man­ager of Tim Hor­tons on the 401 near Bainsville, and em­ployee Regina Munn are flanked by loyal cus­tomers Stephane Car­rier and Damien Lafave dur­ing the Tim Hor­tons Camp Day fes­tiv­i­ties on June 6. Not only did the store do­nate the money from its daily cof­fee sales, it also held a plant and bake sale to bring in more rev­enue.

TARA MACDON­ALD PHOTOS

CAMP DAY: Above, San­dra La­fer­riere, Martin La­fer­riere, Paméla Cham­pagne, Brit­tany Kar­gus, Jes­sica Lafave, Lyne Cuer­rier pre­side over a bar­be­cue at the Alexan­dria lo­ca­tion. At left, Tina Duch­esne with one of the Camp Day pro­mo­tions that was be­ing run at the Lan­caster store.

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