From September 14 to September 20, the full $1 from every Smile Cookie sold in Hawkesbury will support the HGH Foundation

Hawkesbury, September 14, 2020 – Last year, Tim Hortons® restaurant owners and guests across the country raised a record $9.8 million to support local charities through their annual Smile Cookie campaign. Back again for its 24th year, Tim Hortons Smile Cookie week will support charities in communities across the country, including the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation – one of 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs supported through the annual campaign.

For one week, from September 14 – 20, restaurant owners will donate the full $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased to support charities in their community. Guests can complete a form to place pre-orders for Smile Cookies through their restaurants in Hawkesbury. The form is available at

This year, Tim Hortons restaurants in Hawkesbury are supporting the HGH Foundation and their new campaign: There’s No Place Like Home. This campaign will support new programs and continue to help expand services at HGH. It will enable access to more specialty care, closer to home.


“The HGH Foundation is so happy to be the recipient of the funds from the local Smile Cookie campaign. What a great initiative and gesture from Tim Hortons, and Tim Hortons owners and team members! Their support makes a big difference in their local communities. By supporting the HGH Foundation, they will continue to help ensure that new medical equipment is available to meet our healthcare needs.

By purchasing a Smile Cookie, you will be supporting new programs at HGH that will benefit you and your loved ones, and enable your family to receive more specialty care, closer to home.”

– Pierre-Luc Byham, Executive Director, HGH Foundation

“Communities coming together during these difficult times is more important than ever. Our restaurant team members and I are excited to continue working with our local charity partner, the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation, to raise as much as possible to support their new campaign. We encourage all of our guests throughout our annual Smile Cookie week to support their local charities by purchasing a freshly baked Smile Cookie at Tim Hortons for just $1.”

Paul Burke, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner, Hawkesbury

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been treating local food banks, hospitals and charities to our coffee trucks and baked goods as they support their communities day in and day out. We’re continuing to support these organizations as we kick off our annual Smile Cookie week, one of our largest restaurant owner-led initiatives, that continues to support local charities who need it most. We’re so excited Smile Cookie is back for its 24th year.”

Hope Bagozzi, Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Hortons


Smile Cookie Campaign Facts

  • In 2019, the Smile Cookie campaign raised a record $9.8 million across Canada.
  • For over 24 years, Tim Hortons restaurant owners and guests have been spreading smiles. The Smile Cookie campaign began in 1996 to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario.
  • Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support over 550 local charities, hospitals and community programs through the Smile Cookie campaign.

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About the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation


The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation’s mission is to raise funds in order to improve the care and services offered to the community by HGH.


The HGH Foundation plays an important role in the improvement of health care and services for the residents of Prescott-Russell and the surrounding area.


Thanks to the generosity of the community and its precious volunteers, the Foundation continually contributes to the improvement of patient care and to the addition of new services at HGH.

From 1990 to 2006, the Foundation purchased more than $2.5 million worth of medical equipment for the hospital. From 2006 and throughout the Heart & Soul campaign, the Foundation raised $7 million for the hospital’s major redevelopment project, a critical element of the hospital being able to move forward with its expansion plan. From 2015 to 2019, the Foundation raised $4 million through its Access 2018 campaign, which has provided the hospital with two pieces of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment – a new CT scanner and HGH’s first-ever magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.

For more information on the HGH Foundation and its achievements, please visit

For more information or interview requests, please contact:

Pierre-Luc Byham, Executive Director, HGH Foundation