The annual charity event – Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign – raised more than $12 million this year.
The program started in 1996, originally raising funds for Hamilton Children’s Hospital. The annual charitable campaign within its 25 years has raised a total of more than $77 million for charities selected every year by restaurant owners. 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Smile Cookie sales are donated to over 600 charities and community programs from coast to coast to coast.
Tim Hortons restaurant in Dunnville, Ont., sold the most Smile Cookies in Canada for the fourth year in a row. Ryan DiTommaso’s restaurant sold roughly eight cookies for every resident in Dunnville. DiTommaso and team will be donating the amount from selling 48,000 hand-decorated Smile Cookies to the Dunnville Hospital and Healthcare Foundation.
Selling the second-most Smile Cookies in Canada were restaurant owners Gordon and Barbara Drummond in Peace River, Alta. The Drummonds sold nearly 37,680 Smile Cookies in their community and will be donating to Always Find a Reason to Smile.
Other top-selling restaurants include:
- Rosetown, Sask., restaurant owner Danielle Robson sold over 33,000 Smile Cookies and will be donating to the Gasper Family Foundation
- Binbrook, Ont., restaurant owners Steve, Loraine and Kara Kennish sold over 29,500 Smile Cookies and will be donating to the Empowerment Squared
- Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC., restaurant owner Mathieu Côté sold over 29,350 Smile Cookies and will be donating to the Fondation de l’Hôpital du Suroît de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Tim Hortons restaurant owners will be presenting their charity partners with Smile Cookie cheques over the coming weeks.
Currently, the coffee chain aficionados can play the fall edition of Roll Up To Win until October 17th.