The Give | Sept 19-25 - Smile Cookie Sales Supporting the SJRH…

Tim Hortons® Smile Cookie Campaign is Back!

Restaurant owners from Saint John NB are donating 100% of proceeds from sales of Smile Cookies to The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation & The Harbour Lights Campaign.

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie is back! Restaurant owners and millions of generous Canadians across the country can come together again to raise money for local charities across the country.

This year in Saint John NB, local Tim Hortons restaurant owners the Murphy Family and the Springer Family and guests will help raise funds to support The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation and the Harbour Lights Campaign. For the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, funds will be used to welcome the province’s first surgical robot. This innovative tool is the next evolution of minimally invasive surgery and will offer patients shorter surgeries, smaller incisions, less damage to surrounding tissue and nerves, and faster recoveries. It will enable surgeons to perform complex operations that might otherwise be impossible, delivering the best possible patient outcomes. The Harbour Lights Campaign funds will be used to support the 15 Food Banks in Southern NB as they enter their busy winter months, ensuring food security for families throughout the harsh winter.

“We are excited to be part of this year’s Smile Cookie campaign,” says Jamie Gallagher, President & CEO of the Foundation. “The incredible support from Tim Hortons will put us that much closer to closing our Give campaign and making robotic-assisted surgery a reality at the Saint John Regional Hospital.”
“The Harbour Lights Campaign is pleased to be a recipient of this year’s Smile Cookie Campaign,” says Paula Copeland, Chair of The Harbour Lights Campaign. “The boost that the Smile Cookie Campaign provides for our annual fundraising effort for 15 food banks across our region is significant in providing basic food needs for thousands of individuals and families.”

Tim Hortons restaurant owners across Canada will be donating 100% of proceeds from sales of Smile Cookies to their local charity partners from September 19th-25th, 2022.


Join Us for a Smile Cookie Contest & Photo Opportunity:


Date: Monday, September 19th
Time: 4 PM Location: Tim Hortons 40 University Ave, Saint John
Spokespeople: Daniel Murphy (Tim Hortons), Paula Copeland (Harbour Lights), Jamie Gallagher (The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation)
Contact: Christin Clarke- Regional Marketing Manager Tim Hortons cclarke04@timhortons.com

Smile Cookie Campaign Facts

• In 2021, the Smile Cookie campaign raised a record $12.3 million across Canada

• For over 25 years, Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests have been spreading smiles. The Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario

• Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support over 600 local charities, hospitals and community programs through the Smile Cookie campaign


Join the Smile Cookie Conversation

• Use the hashtag #SmileCookie

• Tag or follow us on Instagram @TimHortons & @sjrh_foundation

• Tag or follow us on Twitter @TimHortons

• Like us on Facebook Tim Hortons & Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation & @HarbourLightsInc


About TIM HORTONS®

In 1964, the first Tim Hortons® restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario opened its doors and Canadians have been ordering Tim Hortons iconic Original Blend coffee, Double-Double ™ coffees, Donuts and Timbits® in the years since. Over the last 55 years, Tim Hortons has captured the hearts and taste buds of Canadians. Tim Hortons is Canada's largest restaurant chain operating in the quick service industry serving over 5 million cups of coffee every day with 80% of Canadians visiting one of nearly 4,000 Tim Hortons in Canada at least once a month. More than a coffee and bake shop, Tim Hortons is part of the Canadian fabric and guests can enjoy hot and cold specialty beverages – including lattes, cappuccinos and espressos, teas and our famous Iced Capps™ – alongside delicious breakfast, sandwiches, wraps, soups and more. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 restaurants in Canada, the United States and around the world. For more information on Tim Hortons visit TimHortons.ca


About the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, a leader in healthcare philanthropy, has raised over $132,000,000 to advance leading-edge, world-class care for New Brunswickers for over 37 years. Throughout our history, we have funded initiatives outside the scope of government, investing in capital equipment, research, education, mental health and patient support programs at our hospital and across the province. Learn more at www.thegive.ca.

About The Harbour Lights Campaign Inc.

The Harbour Lights Campaign Inc. charity which conducts a fundraising campaign for 15 food banks in Southwestern New Brunswick, Canada on an annual basis each December. Over the past 25 years, the funds raised through Harbour Lights have become a staple for these food banks and see them through the hard winter months when their traditional donation streams are greatly reduced but the need is great.

For more information or interview requests, please contact:

Shannon Hunter
Vice President, Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation
Shannon.Hunter2@HorizonNB.ca
I 506.349.5116

Paula Copeland
President, The Harbour Lights Campaign Inc.
pcopeland@sjport.com
| 506.650.5288 or harbourlightssj.ca

Christin Clarke
Regional Marketing Manager, Tim Hortons
Cclarke04@timhortons.com
| 506.540.1008

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