$1 Can Make A Difference in Our Community

Submitted by EKFH on 13-09-2011

CRANBROOK, BC… Beginning September 19 through to the 26, the Tim Hortons Cranbrook locations are once again offering their delicious double-sized smiling chocolate chip cookies in support of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Delivered by the two Tim Hortons outlets, the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary (hospital cookie sales) and East Kootenay Foundation for Health (case sales), this year’s cookie campaign, is taking on a special meaning according to Matt Gareau, Tim Hortons General Manager for Cranbrook & Creston, “When we learned about the upcoming A Clear View campaign, my parents and I decided that we also needed to get behind the drive to bring a digital stereotactic mammography unit to the regional hospital. Breast cancer affects all of us in one way or another including our families, our friends, our employees and many of our clients so we are really going to push the envelope to try and raise $10,500 in this week of sales.”

The enthusiastic trio hopes to sell 75 cases, which is 10,500 cookies and even more striking is the 21,000 smiling eyes that are lovingly placed on the cookies by the local Tim Hortons’ bakers which is over and above the national campaign specifications.

All proceeds from this year’s sales will go to the A Clear View ~ a digital mammography campaign which has a goal to raise $1 million for the digital stereotactic unit within the next two years and bring the best in breast cancer care and technology to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital diagnostic imaging department. The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary has already made a $250,000 pledge, EKFH a $50,000 gift with funding consideration requests out to many other foundations, service clubs, organizations and individuals prior to the campaign’s public launch on October 3.

The Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie program is a community-oriented sponsorship program that raises funds for local charities across Canada. To be a part of the picture you can purchase the Smile Cookies (individually, by the dozen or by the case):

Tim Hortons (at both locations individually, by the dozen or by the case):

  •   Pre-order by phone: 250 417-0010
  •   Pre-order by fax (during business hours 6:00 am – 4:00 pm): 250 417-0660
  •   Pick up at the store or order through the drive through

Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary (by ½ dozen or dozen):

  • On sale in the East Kootenay Regional Hospital lobby – Mon-Fri – 9:00 am to sell out for the day

East Kootenay Foundation for Health (by the case or by the dozen only):

The Smile Cookie program is a unique way for Tim Hortons’ store owners to give back to community charities, knowing that $1 can make a difference in their communities.