Tim Hortons 'Camp Day' aims to send kids on life-changing camp experience

It's a day coffee drinkers across the country show they care about their local community.

Wednesday is 'Camp Day' at Tim Hortons locations in the Chaleur region and across Canada.

Tim Hortons restaurant owners will generously donate 100% of proceeds from every coffee you order to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation to help send kids from low income families to camp.

Each year proceeds from Camp Day help provide more than 15,000 kids with an unforgettable, life-changing, fun-filled camping adventure that will inspire them for years to come.

Last year's Camp Day raised $9.9 million dollars across Canada and the United States.

If you don't drink coffee you can help in other ways:

  • Rent-a-Tent for a $1 donation;
  • Rent-a-Cabin for a $5 donation;
  • Online at sendakidtocamp.com;
  • Text CAMP to 45678 to donate $5.

Tim Horton Children's Foundation's Dave Newnham says once a child attends one of the foundation's camps, they return home with a more positive attitude and a  greater confidence about their future.

The foundation began in 1975 with just one camp and 200 campers.

Since then it has grown to operate six year-round camps across North America and has served more than 175,000 kids through its programs.