RED DEER... YOU ATE A LOT OF COOKIES!
Our SMILE has never been bigger!
It took us a while to count ALL the money raised from the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign...and it's very impressive…..in fact, it’s an all time record, and we couldn’t be more grateful.
Today, we celebrated the presentation of the cheque from the 2022 Smile Cookie campaign, which took place in September.
Over the week-long campaign, Red Deerians ate 52,060 cookies. This means $52,060 has been raised to help struggling readers become readers of potential through Reading College, a project of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.
Reading College, held in the month of July, provides students who already have reading gaps, an amazing summer experience that will not only develop their reading skills but more importantly, their interest and motivation in reading. Students leave the program with increased reading and writing abilities, and a solid foundation for future success in school and life. In its 11th year, more than 600 students have graduated from Reading College.
“The Smile Cookie Campaign is a great opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of literacy, it really does create life chances for students. Reading College is made possible through great support from our community and Tim Hortons - we could not operate it without this support,” said Kristine Plastow, Foundation Board Chair. “We are so grateful to the community for buying Smile Cookies and supporting this fantastic program.”
From September 19 - 25, Tim Hortons restaurant owners in Red Deer generously donated all proceeds from sales of a special smiling chocolate chunk cookie to support the Reading College program through The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools. The $1 treat helps community programs across Canada in the cities where they are sold.
“On behalf of all restaurant owners and team members in Red Deer, I would like to thank our loyal guests for their generosity and support of the Smile Cookie campaign,” said Tanya Doucette, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner in Red Deer. “Tim Hortons is thrilled to support The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools and Reading College which helps young readers develop the literacy skills they need to succeed.”