Any parent whose child has experienced the DARE program in school, knows how valuable it is.
You can contribute to it all this week, just by buying a Smile cookie with your double-double at Tim Hortons. The cookies are a dollar… and every dollar goes to the program that teaches citizenship and smart choices… run by both Timmins Police and the OPP.
Community policing officer Const. David Ainsworth of Timmins Police says DARE has benefitted from Smile cookies for several years.
“Without that program, a lot of the funding which goes to books for the children and gifts and rewards for their succcess in the Grade 6 and 8 program here in Timmins is provided by the Smile cookie campaign,” Ainsworth comments.
“We don’t have any fundraising targets, but we’re just greatly appreciative of the city, because it is such a great program that the city supports and has always supported and we are very thankful for any kind of contributions that the citizens of the city can help to make the city better.”
Smile cookies are on sale until Sunday.