All 17 Tim Hortons locations in Abbotsford participated in the recent annual Smile Cookie Week, raising almost $30,000 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. (Submitted photo)

Smile Cookie Week raises $30K for Canuck Place in Abbotsford

All 17 local Tim Hortons sites participated in annual fundraiser

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Abbotsford will receive almost $30,000 from Tim Hortons following their annual Smile Cookie campaign.

The funds raised will go directly to supporting Canuck Place children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

All 17 Tim Hortons locations in Abbotsford took part in Smile Cookie Week, with restaurant owners donating $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased.

“Communities coming together locally during these difficult times is more important than ever,” says Abbotsford Tim Hortons owner Jocelyn Tomlinson.

“Our restaurant team members, owners and I across all 17 locations in Abbotsford were excited to work with Canuck Place to raise as much as possible to support the critical care they provide to children and families.”

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Returning for its 24th year, Tim Hortons Smile Cookie week supports charities in communicates across the country. Canuck Place is one of 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs that will receive all-important funds through the annual campaign.

“On behalf of the Canuck Place kids and families at Dave Lede House, we want to say thank you to all the Tim Hortons locations in Abbotsford for their hard work and support for the Smile Cookie Week,” said Karina Chow, associate director of the Fraser Valley.

“We are very grateful for the support at this time to help provide critical care and respite for the children and families who need it the most.”

The funds raised from Smile Cookie Week will go to support the delivery of pediatric palliative care in Abbotsford at Dave Lede House, Canuck Place’s second provincial hospice location. (The other is in Vancouver.

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