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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

A Smile Goes a Long Way

Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold & YWCA Women’s Shelter Receive a $22,674.00 Cheque from TIM HORTONS®

On October 31, a $22,674.00 cheque was presented to both Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold & YWCA Women’s Shelter from Tim Hortons. These funds are part of the $7.2 million raised in this year’s Smile Cookie campaign. 

Tim Horton Franchise owners presenting the cheque for the proceeds from the Smile Cookie Campaign. Receiving the cheque are board members from both charities; CEO Betty Lou Souter of Community Care; Executive Director Elisabeth Zimmerman from the YWCA; Laura Byers, Fund Development Officer, Community Care; Nicki Inch, Fund Developer, YWCA.

Tim Horton Franchise owners presenting the cheque for the proceeds from the Smile Cookie Campaign. Receiving the cheque are board members from both charities; CEO Betty Lou Souter of Community Care; Executive Director Elisabeth Zimmerman from the YWCA; Laura Byers, Fund Development Officer, Community Care; Nicki Inch, Fund Developer, YWCA.

The Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 as a way to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario, and has grown to become a major fundraising event at Tim Hortons Restaurants. During the week-long initiative, Guests who purchased a freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for $1 had the full amount donated by the Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner to support more than 460 local charities, hospitals and community programs across the country.