Tim Hortons launched a limited-time fundraising donut in honour of Orange Shirt Day on September 30th with 100 per cent of the proceeds (excluding taxes) donated to Orange Shirt Society and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
This campaign was developed with a group of Indigenous Tim Hortons owners including Shane Gottfriedson, Joe Quewezance, and Mitch Shuterwho from B.C, Sharon and Brian Bruyere of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba and Landon Miller from Six Nations of the Grand River territory.
Today, the restaurant chain announced that nearly 800,000 orange-sprinkled donuts have been sold as of Sunday night.
Orange-sprinkled donut retails for approximately $1.59, thereby raising more than a million for Indigenous organizations that support residential school survivors.
More than 2,300 orange-sprinkled donuts were sold at a Tim Hortons restaurant co-owned by Shane Gottfriedson, Joe Quewezance and Mitch Shuter in Kamloops, B.C., on the first day of the campaign, which was the most in the country.
The Tim Hortons restaurant is located a short distance from the site of the former Kamloops residential school.
The orange-sprinkled donut sale will continue to be sold until Wednesday, Oct. 6.