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Smile Cookie campaign raises $128K for local charities

Local beneficiaries include CTV-Lions Children's Christmas Telethon, Health Sciences North Foundation, Sudbury Hospice Foundation and the Sudbury Food Bank

This year's Smile Cookie campaign raised a record $9.8 million nationally in just one week.

Money raised during the Tim Hortons campaign, which ran Sept. 16-22, supports 550 charities, hospitals and community groups across Canada.

In Greater Sudbury, the Smile Cookie campaign raised a total of $128,196.48: with $61,951.74 going towards the CTV-Lions Children's Christmas Telethon, $47,659.22 to the Health Sciences North Foundation, $9,912.28 for the Sudbury Hospice Foundation and $8,673.24 to the Sudbury Food Bank.

"We were blown away by the success of this year's Smile Cookie campaign," Tim Hortons COO Mike Hancock said in a press release.

"We are tremendously proud of how our restaurant owners, their team members and guests came together to raise a record $9.8-million to support some of the most impactful local causes and charities across Canada."

Smile Cookie Campaign Facts

  • In 2019, the Smile Cookie campaign broke the record of $7.8-million raised in 2018 by $2-million for a new record of $9.8-million
  • The first Smile Cookie was sold in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children's Hospital in Ontario
  • In 2019, Tim Hortons Restaurant owners supported an additional 50 charities than they did in 2018 for a total of 550 local charities, hospitals and community programs.