Smile cookies to help Pathways through pandemic

Tim Horton's Smile cookie. September 2019. (Photo by Sikander Iqbal)

Tim Horton’s restaurants around Sarnia will be raising money for Pathways Health Centre for Children this week, one smile cookie at a time.

The 24th annual Smile Cookie Campaign will once again see restaurant owners from across Canada donate $1 from every chocolate chunk smile cookie sold between September 14 to 20, to one of 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs, including Pathways.

Executive Director Alison Morrison said the nonprofit provides services to over 2,600 children and youth throughout Lambton County.

“For us, the timing couldn’t be better. Like many other organizations, COVID-19 has meant a cancellation of a number of special events that we rely on, so we’re so pleased to have the smile cookie proceeds coming to our organization.”

Morrison said after being shuttered by the pandemic back in March, Pathways is slowly moving back to in-person service delivery.

She adds that in the next few weeks, they hope to announce plans for a 45th anniversary celebration.

“We’ve been providing services in Sarnia-Lambton since 1975 and are excited to gift back to our community with an afternoon of apple crisp and some music in our back green space.”

Patrons looking to place pre-orders for Smile Cookies can click here.

-With files from Josh Boyce