Thank You for Sharing the Warmth Ottawa!

Smile Cookie Campaign raises nearly $187,000 for The Snowsuit Fund in Ottawa


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Ottawa, Ontario, October 1, 2020:  Thank you, Ottawa! Tim Hortons restaurant owners and Ottawa’s great community set a new Smile Cookie record raising $186,900 – over $1,000 more than last year.  Our community followed the national trend: Smile Cookie sales totalled $10.56 million, adding about $760,000 to last year’s total – all donated, of course, to local charities across the country.


“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of people supporting The Snowsuit Fund during these difficult times. Our relationship with this much-loved charity is amplified when we see the community coming together to ensure Ottawa kids keep warm.”

Chris McCluskey, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Ottawa


“Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign has grown to be our single largest fundraiser. We are so grateful to local Tim Hortons owners, to those who purchased Smile Cookies for themselves or to gift to others, and to businesses who bought dozens of boxes. We couldn’t keep children in warm snowsuits without your amazing support.”

Trina Fraser, Board Chair, The Snowsuit Fund


Ottawa Tim Hortons restaurant owners will be presenting The Snowsuit Fund with a Smile Cookie cheque next week as the charity gets set to officially kick off its annual fundraising and snowsuit distribution season later this month. Visit for details.


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Every year, The Snowsuit Fund (SSF) purchases and distributes more than 16,000 snowsuits

to Ottawa children in need aged 15 and younger, bringing dignity and hope to families struggling with the necessities of life. Increased demand in 2020 means our snowsuit distribution may well exceed past


levels. A grassroots charitable endeavour, the SSF receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of caring groups and individuals who give of their time, money, and talents.



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


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