Camp day in support of youth

ADAM JACKSON/Ponoka News

On June 1, Ponoka community members will be getting caffeinated while supporting Tim Hortons Camp Day.

The annual event will help to raise money to send needy kids, some from this community, on a camping trip

“Every penny from coffee sales during the 24-hour period, as well as money raised through special events and activities, is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation,” said Ponoka Tim Hortons owners Bob and Carol Podritske.

Last year, the event raised $9.7 million for the foundation and sent 14,000 children aged nine to 18 years old on various types of retreats. Since 1974, more than 130,000 children have participated in the camp experience.

Community volunteers will lend a hand at the Ponoka Tim Hortons and serve goods from behind the counter on Camp Day.

Children who attend the camp will be placed in one of three programs — the residential camp program, youth leadership program and the community partnership program. Many children who enter the camps leave with valuable life skills such as leadership and confidence.

You can donate to the cause even if you’re not a coffee drinker. Text CAMP to 45678 to make a $5 donation.

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