Smile cookie fundraiser returns

Smile Cookies. Photo courtesy of Sarah Woodley.

A delicious fundraiser for local charities is underway in Chatham-Kent.

Smile Cookies are now being sold at local Tim Hortons stores with proceeds going to local charities.

“During the campaign, guests can enjoy a freshly baked chocolate chunk smile cookie for just $1,” said local franchise owner Mike Grail. “Tim Hortons owners will donate the full $1 from each cookie sold back to local charities.”

Smile cookies that are sold at the locations in Thamesville, Ridgetown, Blenheim, and Tilbury will go to the local student nutrition programs.

Cookies sold at the Tim Horton’s locations in Chatham, Wallaceburg, and Dresden go to the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation and the Butterfly Building Campaign

“The treatment centre is a place that really allows kids to receive the services necessary to make a difference in their lives and to make them feel like they’re contributing, and it makes them be the best that they can be,” said Mike Grail.

Local owner Paula Grail recommends people pre-order cookies if you need a dozen or more.

“Our guests are so terrific with buying these cookies to help the charities, that they come in and buy them dozens at a time. You can imagine they just don’t stay on our shelf very long and we don’t want to disappoint anyone that wants some. The timing just couldn’t be more perfect for this because who couldn’t use a smile nowadays.”

To order smile cookies you can call your local store, or stop in and fill out an order form. Cookies are available until Sunday, September 20.

In 2019, the Chatham, Wallaceburg, and Dresden locations raised $30,726 for the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent’s Butterfly Building Campaign.

The locations in Tilbury, Ridgetown, Thamesville and Bothwell raised $15,600 through the sale of smile cookies in 2019 for the Chatham Kent Nutrition Programs.