DETROIT (WWJ) – Your morning cup of joe could help send a kid to camp. Wednesday, June 1 is Tim Hortons Camp Day where Tim Hortons locations throughout Detroit and the rest of the U.S. donate 100% of proceeds from coffee sales to send area kids to camps throughout the country.
Spokesman Charles Chapman said entire coffee proceeds from the 24 hour period, as well as funds raised through additional Camp Day events and activities, are donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.
“You can buy a coffee and 100 percent of those proceeds go towards sending kids to camp, local kids,” Chapman said. “So we select kids right out of the communities where our restaurants are located.”
Chapman said the children selected to receive the opportunity to attend camp are nominated through local communities.
“These are kids that definitely otherwise would not be able to afford it. We work with the Boys and Girls Clubs and we work with local schools who identify and nominate children from the area where our stores are located,” Chapman said.
Selected children aged nine to 12 will get to attend a 10-day summer camp session, or a seven-day winter camp session at one of the Foundation’s six camps.
During their stay at camp, kids participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to build self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.
Tim Hortons is committed to providing an enriched and memorable experience for campers, giving them confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments and a more positive view of the world and their place in it.
Last year, $9.3 million was collected on Camp Day. Since 1975 more than 150,000 children have attended a Foundation camp at no cost to them or their families.