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By ZACHARY ROMAN
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
There were many smiles at a Bolton Tim Hortons this Tuesday.
On November 14, representatives from Caledon Council, Cassie's Place, and local Tim Hortons franchises gathered at the Tim Hortons at 12596 Highway 50, Bolton.
They gathered to celebrate the launch of the 2023 Holiday Smile Cookie campaign and decorate some cookies themselves.
From November 13 to 19, people can purchase a Smile Cookie for $1.50 at any Caledon Tim Hortons location. Proceeds from these cookie purchases will be split 50/50 between Cassie's Place and Tim Hortons Foundation Camps.
Cassie's Place is a Caledon non-profit that provides a home away from home and many enriching programs for individuals with disabilities.
The local Tim Hortons franchise owners at the campaign launch were Brad and Liz Stafford, and Len and Cindy Scianitti.
Mayor Annette Groves was at the campaign launch to decorate cookies and show support for Cassie's Place.
“Cassie's Place is an amazing organization providing much-needed services and programs for individuals with special needs,” said Groves. “It's very near and dear to my heart, I've been working with the special needs community for many, many years.”
Groves said she's very thankful to the local Tim Hortons owners for supporting Cassie's Place.
“We really need to help in whatever way we can to raise awareness and raise funds,” she said. “It's so necessary, especially now, to provide these programs and services to put smiles on their faces.”
Joe Sassine, a volunteer with Cassie's Place, also shared his thanks to the local Tim Hortons owners. He said Cassie's Place wants to be able to expand and serve more people as demand for its services is increasing.
The Staffords and Scianittis said they were very excited and thankful to be a part of this initiative in the community. They said they've seen such kindness and generosity from the community already in their purchase of Smile Cookies.
Even as the campaign launch was going on, many people bought Smile Cookies and chatted with Cassie's Place representatives and the Tim Hortons owners.
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