Smile Cookies raise $16,000 for Carleton Place hospital

CARLETON PLACE – The recent Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie campaign has raised $16,001 for the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH).

“The CPDMH Foundation is thrilled to be sharing this wonderful news regarding the Carleton Place Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookies campaign,” foundation communications coordinator Patricia Gaudreau released in a statement yesterday (Oct. 8). “This year, the Tim Hortons team raised an astounding $16,001 for the purchase of medical equipment for Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital.”

The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign ran from Sept. 14 to 20 in participating restaurants across Canada. During the campaign, guests enjoyed a freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for $1 and the Tim Hortons restaurant owners, in turn, donated the full $1 from each cookie sold back to the local charity of their choice.

Lisa Peters and Scot Moore, owners of the Carleton Place locations, chose to donate the proceeds from the Smile Cookies campaign to the CPDMH Foundation once again this year; “and, for that, we are truly grateful,” Gaudreau said.

 “Isn’t it remarkable that 16,001 delicious Smile Cookies were purchased in Carleton Place and consumed in support of our mighty hospital?,” she added. “Now that’s a lot of Smile Cookies. The foundation’s sincere gratitude goes out to Lisa, Scot and the entire Tim Hortons team for the hard work and dedication that was put into the success of this fundraiser. Not only did they raise $16,001 for CPDMHF, they brought 16,001 smiles to 16,001 faces at a time where smiles are most needed and appreciated. Congratulations on a job extremely well done. In addition to the Tim Hortons team, we wish to thank the community of Carleton Place for supporting the Foundation by purchasing Smile Cookies and joining the Smile it Forward movement by sharing Smile Cookies. Thank you.”