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Over 115,000 Smiles Served in Brantford

Brantford, ON – Whether it was for the love of the sweet smiling treats, or the not-for-profit organizations that they support, the Brantford community rallied around Tim Hortons Restaurants to raise $115,761.50 with the 2022 Smile Cookie campaign.

three lovely women hold up large chocolate chip cookies iced with smiles at a Tim Hortons restaurant in Brantford, Ontario, supporting smile cookie
From left to right: Gisèle Budgell, Director of Brant Food For Thought; Rita-Marie Hadley, Executive Director of Lansdowne Children's Centre; Candace Kingyens, Sr. Development Officer for Lansdowne Foundation.

The soft chocolate chip cookies with the signature icing smiles were offered by Tim Hortons across Canada for only $1, available exclusively during the week of September 19 through 25, with 100% of proceeds donated to community organizations.

In Brantford, 19 participating locations promoted the effort in support of Brant Food For Thought and Lansdowne Children’s Centre Foundation.

Angee Turnbull, Executive Director of Lansdowne Children’s Centre Foundation, said it’s heartwarming to see the community’s response to the annual campaign.

“It’s a significant donation to our organization,” she said.

“We rely on donor dollars to support the growth of programs and services helping children and youth with special needs, and their families. We’re so grateful to all the Tim Hortons franchise owners, their amazing teams and all the outstanding volunteers who gave their time to help decorate cookies and keep up with the demand. That’s over 115,000 cookies in 7 days. Incredible!”

Lansdowne Children’s Centre provides assessment and treatment for children and youth and with communication, developmental and physical special needs, as well as supports for recreation and respite, and family support services.

Lansdowne is experiencing a high demand in our growing community. Over 3,000 children and youth are served annually, but we have a growing waiting list of over 2,000 more families waiting for service.


Top Smile Cookie Selfie 2022

Each year that Smile Cookie program supports Lansdowne Children's Centre Foundation they encourage followers of their social media channels and website news to submit their Smile Cookie selfies to @LansdowneChildrens, with a top photo awarded a prize.

This year's winner has been selected and will be contacted by Lansdowne to be mailed a Tim Hortons Gift Card. Congratulations! and thank you everyone for sharing your smiles.

a young girl with a bright smile shows off her Tim Hortons smile cookie in support of Lansdowne Children's Centre Foundation
WINNER! 2022 Top Smile Selfie with Lansdowne Children's Centre Foundation.

Find more fantastic smiles in our 2022 Smile Cookie Gallery on Facebook, @LansdowneChildrens

With the Smile Cookie donation added to funds raised by the recent Heroes Walk and Roll campaign, the Brantford community contributed over $127,800 to Lansdowne Foundation in the month of September. Wow. Now that’s a great reason to smile. Thank you!


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