151 Thousand Reasons to Smile

over 150 thousand cookies sold in Barrie.

Isn’t it amazing what a cookie can do!

This year’s Tim Horton’s SmileCookie Campaign raised at total of $151 004.26 with funds split evenly between Hospice Simcoe and Royal Victoria Hospital.

Barrie franchisees presented the large cheque’s to the charities this morning.

Eric Dean of the RVH Foundation & Kelly Hubbard of Hospice Simcoe

CEO of the RVH Foundation Eric Dean says they were thrilled to be chosen as one of the recipients of the campaign.

The funds will go to support the update and expansion of the RVH birthing unit. Dean says the funds were important but the awareness raised for both charities where equally important. “It gets people thinking about what they can do for moms and babies.”

Kelly Hubbard, executive Director Of Hospice Simcoe says the funds make a huge impact for their charity.

This is the 5th year Hospice has been a recipient of the Smile Cookie Campaign. Hubbard says the first year funds raised totaled $70 thousand, and is thrilled to see that the donations keep on increasing.

Canada wide, $9.8 million was raised for over 550 charities.