A South Okanagan organization that serves more than 1,600 children annually will be among the 665 charities nationwide to benefit from an upcoming Tim Hortons fundraiser.
The Stawarz family, the owners and operators of Tim Hortons in the South Okanagan announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, that the OSNS Legacy Foundation has been selected as the recipient of the Smile Cookie fundraiser.
From Sept. 19 to 25, 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of the cookies will support the child and youth development centre’s foundation.
“We are extremely excited for this year’s camping in support of OSNS and the OSNS Legacy Foundation,” said Nicole MacMillan, one of the owners and operators of Tim Hortons’ from Summerland to Osoyoos.
“You will see our teams selling Smile Cookies in-store and in the drive-thrus. The campaign went very well last year so we invite you to keep the love and smiles going and help support this great organization.”
The OSNS Legacy Foundation says its working towards securing the delivery of pediatric rehabilitation in the South Okanagan. Last November, the Stawarz’ made a $250,000 pledge towards the foundation.
“We are so grateful to the Stawarz Family for supporting the OSNS Legacy Foundation through this campaign,” said Megan Windeler, a philanthropy associate with the foundation.
“The funds raised during Smile Cookie week will go towards the future sustainability of the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre. When you buy a Smile Cookie, you’re making an impact on so many families across the South Okanagan.”
Tim Hortons in Summerland, Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos will donate their proceeds from Smile Cookie sales to the centre’s legacy foundation.