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Buying coffee to help send kids to camp

Buying a coffee at Tim Hortons on Wednesday will help send a kid to camp.
Buying a coffee at Tim Hortons on Wednesday will help send a kid to camp. Eric Beck / Global News

SASKATOON – Buy a coffee, send a kid to camp. It’s the premise behind the annual Tim Hortons camp day.

All proceeds from coffee purchases on Wednesday go towards the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation, which sends thousands of economically disadvantaged youth to camp each year.

One person who is benefiting from camp day is Ariss Martell.

“I’m going to the youth leadership camp in July. I had to get 10 hours of volunteer work and I had to write an essay, but I think it’s going to be fun,” said Martell.

“It’s going to focus on teaching us leadership skills and it’s a four-level type thing.”

For those who don’t want a cup of coffee but want to help out, there are other options. Saskatoon locations are holding a number of fundraising events throughout the day including car washes and jelly bean counting.

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Tim Hortons has seven camp locations across Canada and the United States. Over 17,000 kids will attend camp this year.

Joelle Tomlinson contributed to this report