Petes coaches and staff were on hand at Tim Hortons locations throughout Peterborough and the surrounding areas on Wednesday, May 31 for Camp Day 2017.
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) May 31, 2017
The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation serves youth from low-income families living in Tim Hortons communities across Canada and the United States. They believe that investing in youth living in priority neighbourhoods is such a valuable way to support our communities.
Research has shown that income is the most important predictor of a healthy life – even more important than lifestyle or genetics. When people and families can afford the basics, such as food, education, access to quality health care, clothing and stable housing, they are more likely to be healthy.
Often referred to as the social determinants of health, these economic and social conditions affect our chances of achieving good health, and in some cases, life success. Without equal access, our life trajectories can differ dramatically.
For low-income families, the basics of life can be a daily struggle. Low-income youth face added, often devastating vulnerabilities and pressures on academic performance, relationships and physical and emotional health.
Tim Hortons’ largest single fundraising initiative is Camp Day, a 24-hour period when restaurant owners donate the proceeds of all coffee sales and public donations to the Foundation. The Petes are proud to continue to support Camp Day and the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation each year.