Wednesday, February 20, 2013

@TimHortons Children's Foundation Send a Kid to Camp Penny Drive #TimsPennyDrive #SendaKidtoCamp

Did you know that each year, the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation sends more than 15,000 kids - who could otherwise not afford it - on the camping adventure of a lifetime? The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation started in 1975 in Parry Sound, ON, with just one camp and 200 kids. It now operates six year-round camps across North America and has served more than 165,000 kids through its programs.

I remember attending Summer camp as a child and think that all children should be able to have the opportunity to experience the many valuable lessons one learns while at camp.

In fact, camp was so special to me that as a young adult (after high school and during Summer break from college), I worked as a camp counselor and eventually a section head and was in charge of Arts & Crafts at the girls' camp.

All kids deserve a chance to go to camp, so if you have pennies floating around the bottom of your purse or sitting in a jar at home,  the Tim Horton Children's Foundation has a suggestion on how to put this spare change to good use. You can help spread the message too.  The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation raises almost $1 million per year in pennies.   With the penny going out of circulation as of February 4th, they are undertaking a penny drive to help raise money to help send even more kids to camp.

Because of camp, I learned how to be able to do much more than I thought I could. I learned everything from how to canoe, start a fire, be independent of my family and work as a team with other campers. It taught me so much more than words can describe.

Check out what some campers learned because of camp.
Because of Camp

One more video to share. Break out the Kleenex, because this one really made me cry.
 I’m the Person that I wanted to be

The Tim Horton Children's Foundation Penny Drive began on January 21st and runs until February 24th.  
The copper coin may be coming to an end, but its impact is long-lasting for the economically disadvantaged kids who take part in Tim Horton Children’s Foundation programs.

We wondered if you could help spread the word about the THCF and the Penny Drive using the hashtags #TimsPennyDrive and #SendaKidtoCamp. 

Check out  for more details.

Disclosure - This is not a sponsored post. This is something close to my heart and I just wanted to spread the word. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.


Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

This is awesome, Christine! Summer camp is such a valuable experience. I think that my son gets through the winter just knowing that he can register for camp in March. My oldest daughter applied to be a CIT this year.

I will remember to give a donation at Tim Hortons before the end of the weekend:)

Whispered Inspirations said...

What a great initiative... My daughter has yet to go to a camp but she will!

Sny Med said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful initiative! It's great that Tim Horton's is doing this--it makes me feel good about making purchased there.


Nicole said...

This is such a great initiative!

Lori said...

I cannot wait until the kids are old enough to have their first experiences at camp. Mine were filled with memories.

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