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Staff and Volunteers at GBGH ready to serve smiles to raise funds.

large group of GBGH Staff & Volunteers in red shirts holding Smile Cookies

What’s better than a cookie that tastes good? A cookie that does good!  Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is back supporting charities in communities across the country, including Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) – one of 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs supported through the annual campaign.

For one week, from September 16 – 22, the Tim Hortons restaurant owners in Midland, Penetanguishene and Port Severn, Theresa Tennant & Joanne Smith, will donate the full $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased to help buy Smart IV Infusion Pumps for GBGH.

Staff and volunteers from GBGH will be supporting the campaign throughout the week, giving their time to help sell Smile Cookies and thank Tim Hortons patrons for supporting the hospital.

“There is so much excitement in the community around Smile Cookie week,” says Gail Hunt, president and CEO, Georgian Bay General Hospital.  “Staff and volunteers from the hospital help sell cookies at the restaurants, our volunteer-run Coffee Bar sells them too and thousands of local residents, businesses, schools and community groups support the campaign by buying smile cookies every day during the week.”

“The real magic behind the Smile Cookie campaign is the local impact and we’re excited to be able to support local charities, hospitals and community programs again this year. Our guests, restaurant owners and their team members can feel incredibly proud knowing that the money raised during the campaign directly supports local Tim Hortons communities.”  – Mike Hancock, Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons


Smile Cookie Campaign Facts

  • In 2018, the Smile Cookie campaign raised $7.8 million across Canada, and $35,882 in North Simcoe
  • Local Tim Hortons restaurants have donated $217,400 to Georgian Bay General Hospital over the past 7 years
  • For over 23 years, we’ve been spreading smiles – the Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario

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