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'Truly grateful': Smile Cookies raised $28K for Alliston hospital

This is the second year in a row that Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation has benefited from the Tim Hortons campaign

Tim Hortons restaurant owners and millions of generous Tim Hortons guests helped to break a new Smile Cookie record by raising $18.8 million for local charities and community groups across the country.

This year in Alliston, local Tim Hortons restaurant owners John and Meagen Lewandowski, Amit and Rachana Seth, and guests helped raise $28,615.81 to support the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF). This is the second year in a row that Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation has benefited from the Smile Cookie Campaign, with 2024 surpassing the record set in 2023. Thanks to the support from the community, approximately 19,066 cookies were sold. The funds will support the Because of you, we can Campaign at SMHF.

"We are truly grateful to Tim Hortons for selecting us as recipients of the proceeds from the 2024 Smile Cookie Campaign," said Melody McClean, Director of Development & Campaign Manager for SMHF. "Our heartfelt thanks go out to the Tim Hortons staff, our wonderful community, and the many volunteers who dedicated their time to assemble the cookies. This generous donation will help to provide quality health care to our community."

Smile Cookie Campaign Facts

  • The first-ever Smile Cookie campaign in 1996 raised funds to support Hamilton Children's Hospital. Since then, the annual charitable campaign has raised a total of more than $111 million for charities and organizations that are selected every year by Tim Hortons restaurant owners.
  • Nationally, Tim Hortons restaurant owners support over 600 local charities and community groups through the Smile Cookie campaign

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Cookie campaign

The Because of you, we can Campaign is the largest campaign in SMHF’s history. Donations received help purchase essential equipment, upgrade technology, and complete critical renovations essential to the transformation and redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital. 

The hospital’s redevelopment plan includes a new Emergency Department that will triple in size. With an Emergency Department built to manage 7,000 visits a year that currently manages close to 40,000 per year, along with a growing population in south Simcoe and surrounding communities, this redevelopment is needed today and for future generations.

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