Tim Horton's Camp Day—Helping local kids one cup at a time

Tim Horton's Camp Day—Helping local kids one cup at a time
DUNNVILLE—Drive-thru patrons at the Dunnville Tim Hortons were given the option of having their windows washed for a donation to Camp Day while they waited in line on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The work was completed by Tim’s employees (l-r) Isabella Quenneville and Sadie Kingma. Along with collecting monetary donations, Tim Hortons across Canada sold bracelets, socks, and certain drinks, wtih proceeds helping to send kids to camp. —Haldimand Press photos by Mike Renzella.

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Another successful Camp Day has come and gone at various Tim Hortons locations around Haldimand.

The annual fundraiser sees participating Tim’s restaurants donating 100% of their sales from hot drinks and iced coffee toward Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. Kids who benefit are given the opportunity to attend camps designed to help them build skills toward their education, community connections, and coping abilities.

CAYUGA—Over at the Cayuga Tim Hortons, both active and retired firefighters from Station 4 gathered to throw a charity barbecue, serving up hotdogs and hamburgers all day in honour of Camp Day. Pictured are (back row, l-r) Jim Hussack, Randy Rendyfehenman, Bob Gibson, Doug Miskelly, (front row) Paul Kiefer, Rick Beale, Corina Whynacht, and Jim Kent.

“To all the volunteers and anybody who donated, I want them to know how thankful we are,” said Kerrie Swain, Manager of the Jarvis location. “We can’t raise this kind of money without the support of the entire community, and I’ve had so many people come out and support us every year when we do this. It’s really good to see this much community support. Everybody did a fantastic job this year.”

HAGERSVILLE—Hagersville Tim Hortons staff gather around some of the many raffle prizes offered up as part of the Camp Day fundraising effort. The big prize this year was a portable pizza oven. Staff also whipped up a special batch of Camp Day cookies for the occasion. Pictured (l-r) are Holly Gordon, Crystal Armstrong, Paige Robillard, Kerrie Swain, Kelly Talbot, and Amanda Smith. —Haldimand Press photos by Mike Renzella.

The Jarvis store played home to a small fun fair, complete with a bouncy castle, face painting, and carnival games. They were able to raise $9,846.93 through the effort. 

Over in Hagersville, a variety of raffle prizes helped power the store to a county-best total of $10,853.01 in donations. 

The Dunnville location raised $5,772 through a ‘pay as you wish’ window-washing service offered to drive-thru patrons.

CALEDONIA — The Caledonia Tim Hortons located at Argyle Street South was decorated with balloons and party favours as staff accepted donations from patrons all day long. Pictured outside the store (l-r) with some colourful balloons are employees Noella Stroud, Landon VanGroningen, and Heather Coghill.

Over in Cayuga, roughly $2,000 was raised from a barbecue hosted by local firefighters. As of publication time, total amounts raised were not yet available from the two Tim’s locations in Caledonia.

“A big thank you to everyone who helped support us and who volunteered to do our window washing. It all helped out,” said Ashley Sample, Dunnville Tim’s restaurant manager.

JARVIS—Tim Hortons employee Kristy Graham paused for this photo while accepting donations from cars pulling through the drive-thru in Jarvis. Jenelle Fess was also on site at the Jarvis location to provide face painting. The bouncy castle also proved to be a big attraction for local kids, who waited in line for their turn to jump around inside.