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Tim Hortons presents MSH with record-breaking donation

Tim Hortons Markham and Stouffville restaurant owners raised a record amount through this year’s Smile Cookie campaign.

From May 1 to 7, when customers across Canada purchased a Smile Cookie and personality pins, 100 per cent of the proceeds benefited their local charities.

Markham and Stouffville Tim Hortons restaurants and generous customers worked together to raise $116,151 in support of The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH).

The Stollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children provides quality, patient-centred care for pregnant people, infants, and children up to age 18 and welcomes thousands of babies each year.

The centre includes:

  • Canada’s first Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU) that opened in 2018. The AMU is a centre of excellence for women who want a midwife-led birthing experience in a relaxed, comfortable, and friendly environment in a hospital setting.
  • The Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic brings expertise closer to home for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies with dedicated equipment and specialist.
  • The Postpartum Village, an online ‘village’ of services for new parents and their babies, staffed by caregivers specializing in postpartum care including breastfeeding, newborn care, and mental health.
Suzette Strong and Allan Bell of MSHF receive a $116,000 cheque from local Tim Hortons leaders.

As a leading community hospital, MSH serves one of Canada’s fastest-growing regions and must ensure it continues to not only meet the increasing demand but deliver the highest quality care while doing so. Government funding can’t cover the cost of all critical life-saving equipment and top-priority needs. Generous donor support is essential to the exceptional care that MSH patients can receive close to home.

“We are grateful and proud to have community partners like our Tim Hortons Markham and Stouffville restaurant owners,” says Suzette Strong, CEO of MSH Foundation. “Tim Hortons is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children in our community and their tremendous support from this year’s Smile Cookie campaign will ensure we are able to meet the needs of our rapidly growing, aging, and diverse community.”

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