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Smile Cookie week to benefit John McGivney Children’s Centre, W.E. Care for Kids

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Taylor Campbell

A Smile Cookie, now on sale at Tim Horton's, with the full $1 from every Smile Cookie sold going to support the John McGivney Children's Centre and W.E. Care for Kids in Windsor-Essex, is picture, Monday, September 14, 2020.
A Smile Cookie, now on sale at Tim Horton’s, with the full $1 from every Smile Cookie sold going to support the John McGivney Children’s Centre and W.E. Care for Kids in Windsor-Essex, is picture, Monday, September 14, 2020. Photo by Dax Melmer /Windsor Star

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Local Tim Hortons restaurants will be donating the full $1 from every chocolate chunk Smile Cookie sold from Sept. 13 to 19 to two area children’s organizations.

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This year funds are going to the Windsor-Essex County Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association in support of a Youth Wellness Hub and suicide prevention training for teachers. The Jackson Oglan Memorial Fund and Autism Services Inc will also receive money this year.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the chocolate chunk cookies topped with pink and blue icing in the form of a smile will be available at participating Tim Hortons restaurants across the country.

  1. A Smile Cookie, now on sale at Tim Horton's, with the full $1 from every Smile Cookie sold going to support the John McGivney Children's Centre and W.E. Care for Kids in Windsor-Essex, is picture, Monday, September 14, 2020.

    Smile Cookie Week proceeds to benefit John McGivney Children’s Centre and W.E. Care for Kids

  2. From left, Steve Salmons, President and CEO, Windsor Port Authority, Jessica Sartori, CEO, John McGivney Children's Centre, and Mike Brain, Board President, W.E. Care for Kids, pose for a photo with boxes of Tim Horton's Smile Cookies after announcing the Port Authority purchased 1200 cookies to hand out to the 846 essential port workers, Thursday, September 17, 2020.

    Photos and video: Smile cookies for Port of Windsor workers

  3. Sign at the John McGivney Children's Centre in Windsor.

    New funding to assist special needs students in Windsor

The campaign began in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario, and has expanded across Canada.

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“We have heard from youth and families that a dedicated, youth-friendly space is much needed in our community to support the increasing mental health and addiction needs of our youth. This Hub will be one of 14 located throughout Ontario and have a proven record of success,” said Kim Willis, Director Communications & Mental Health Promotion, CMHA-WECB.

“Autism Services Inc. is honoured to have been selected as a partner charity for the 2021 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign! The funds raised will help provide a specialized and individually supported summer program for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders while providing their families with much need respite,” said Cheryl Huczel, Executive Director.

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