The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA CEO Colin Reid (left) is all smiles after Tk’emlúps Tim Hortons restaurant co-owner Joe Quewezance (top right) donated $22,729.71 from its Smile Cookie campaign from last summer/fall.
Every cent of the proceeds from the sale of the iconic chocolate-chunk cookies topped with pink and blue icing smiles went directly to impacting youth at the Kamloops Y.
The campaign, which ran from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, 2022, saw thousands of Tim Hortons customers buy their Smile Cookies in Kamloops.
The first Smile Cookie campaign was launched in 1996, originally raising funds for Hamilton Children’s Hospital.
Since then, the annual charitable campaign has raised a total of more than $77 million for charities and organizations selected every year by Tim Hortons restaurant owners.
Recipients include local hospitals, community care organizations, food banks and schools.