Camp Day brews up support for children

Tim Hortons restaurants in Vernon and Armstrong, as well as across the country, are hosting Camp Day today

North Okanagan residents can make a difference in the lives of children.

Tim Hortons restaurants in Vernon and Armstrong, as well as across the country, are hosting Camp Day today.

“Camp Day is the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation’s largest annual fundraising initiative and this year we’re celebrating its 25th anniversary,” said David Clanachan, Tim Hortons Canada president.

One hundred per cent of coffee sales at participating restaurants on Camp Day will ensure more than 19,000 kids from low-income families from North America experience camp.

In 2015, $12.4 million was raised in Canada and the United States.

“We help kids unlock their hidden strengths, and develop critical life skills that will help them to find their own success and thrive as contributing members of their communities,” said Dave Newnham, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation president.

“Our camps aren’t just a fun visit away from home, these intentional experiences can be the catalyst to change their outlook on life and gain greater confidence about their future.”

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