By Haldimand Press Staff
HALDIMAND—Tim Hortons restaurants across Haldimand supported Tim Hortons Foundation Camps on August 12, 2020, with 100% of coffee sales benefiting the foundation. Some locations also sold cookies, donuts, bracelets, and other items in support of the cause.
This year, the foundation reimagined its summer camp programming for youth from disadvantaged circumstances with an online experience that focuses on supporting them through this challenging time. Tims’ eCamp launched in July 2020 as an alternative to the foundation’s physical camp experience, which is postponed until at least fall 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The foundation supports kids, aged 12 to 16, at the time in their lives when they are determining who they will become as adults. In 2019, Camp Day raised more than $12.3 million.
Ryan DiTommaso, Dunnville Tim Hortons General Manager/Franchisee, said, “I do know camp day was a bit of a challenge this year with COVID, but regardless, the Dunnville team wanted to show our support for these amazing Foundation Camps and raise as much as possible…. Our store raised additional money with the help of local volunteers who assisted with window washing efforts in the drive thru throughout the day.”
- Over the past four decades, the Tim Hortons Foundation Camps have helped more than 295,000 youth from disadvantaged circumstances change their stories for the better.
- Tims eCamp – an all-new digital camp community built for youth from disadvantaged circumstances who need support during these uncertain times. Campers will be grouped into eCabins and guided by trained eCounsellors with access to eight weeks of structured yet flexible online programming.
- The foundation was established in 1974 by Ron Joyce, co-founder of Tim Hortons, in honour of Tim Horton’s love for children and his desire to help those less fortunate.
- Today, there are seven camps across North America:
o Parry Sound, Ontario (opened in 1975)
o Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia (opened in 1988)
o Kananaskis, Alberta (opened in 1991)
o Quyon, Quebec (opened in 1994)
o Campbellsville, Kentucky (opened in 2001)
o St. George, Ontario (opened in 2002)
o Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba (opened in 2015)