The popular Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign is back for another year, this time supporting Nipissing Serenity Hospice.
The fundraiser runs next week, from September 14 to 20, with 100 per cent of the proceeds from the one-dollar cookie sales going to the hospice.
Last year the annual Smile Cookie campaign raised $53,088 for Community Living North Bay.
For one week, in September Tim Hortons customers raise millions of dollars buying chocolate chunk cookies decorated with blue eyes and an iconic pink smile for $1.
Hospice Executive Director Gil Pharand told CKAT the funds raised will help them deliver their programs and services to North Bay and the region.
"It's such an important service, since we've opened in January we've had over 50 residents come through our doors and there's some great stories and great experiences that have occurred here," he says.
Pharand says cookies can be pre-ordered, by the dozen, up until 3 p.m. tomorrow.
"You purchase them from the hospice and then they can be picked up at the hospice (between Sept. 14-18), or if it's six dozen or more that is ordered we will actually deliver to whoever has them," he adds.
"The Tim Hortons brand is synonymous with community and we are so grateful to be part of this wonderful and generous community. The Hospice is only 60 per cent funded and the Smile Cookie campaign provides the much-needed funds to assist us in offering excellence in residential hospice palliative care.
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Tim Hortons 2019 Smile Cookie campaign raised a record $9.8M in just one week for 550 charities, hospitals, and community groups across Canada.
The first Smile Cookie was sold in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children's Hospital.