Tim Hortons Smiles for STEGH

St. Thomas, ON – In September, Tim Hortons franchises across Canada held their annual Smile Cookie Week to raise funds for local charities. For the fifth year in a row, St. Thomas’ Tim Hortons locations came together and raised more than $44,000 for Women and Children’s Services at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. More than $170,000 has been raised over the five years.

Tim Hortons is a committed community partner, and this gift will help us equip our staff with the right equipment and tools they need to support our patients’ healthcare. The proceeds from this year’s Smile Cookie campaign will benefit STEGH’s Women & Children’s Services and will help support the purchase of new Birthing Beds.

“We are absolutely amazed by the response to the Smile Cookie Campaign. The teams at Tim Hortons work so hard every year to support OUR Hospital and the community response is nothing short of amazing,” explains Paul Jenkins, Executive Director, STEGH Foundation. “I think the Women and Children’s Services holds a special place in everyone’s heart and when the opportunity comes up to rally behind the Hospital, our community certainly goes above and beyond,” he adds.

The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation continues the important work with our community partners to raise funds for patient care equipment – from patient beds, to equipment for procedures, and much more – supporting OUR Hospital is our top priority, and working with good corporate partners such as Tim Hortons, helps us succeed in carrying out our mission.

“For five years now, we have proudly supported OUR Hospital. Our dedicated team of local employees and customers are really at the heart of this campaign. The generosity of our community has been tremendous,” explains Diane Stewart, Owner, Tim Hortons. “On behalf of Tim Hortons, we would like to thank our employees and all of our customers for their incredible support for the Smile Cookie Campaign and for STEGH’s Women and Children’s Services.”

The community is invited to join with our good corporate citizens in support of the incredible transformations taking place at STEGH.  There are many ways for individuals, businesses and civic organizations to get involved and the best place to start is by visiting ItsOURHospital.ca.


Tim Hortons, part of Restaurant Brands International, is one of North America’s largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 4,700 system-wide restaurants located in Canada, the U.S. and the Gulf Cooperation Council. timhortons.com

Since 1985, the STEGH Foundation has played an integral role in supporting patient care excellence at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital by independently raising funds to acquire patient care equipment, support educational endeavours, and upgrade the Hospital’s physical facilities. Our Mission is to partner with the community to support our award-winning Hospital in the delivery of an excellent patient care experience. ItsOURHospital.ca

The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is a 157-bed facility providing comprehensive 24-hour coverage in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Emergency, and Family Medicine. More than 850 people work at STEGH, including nearly 200 credentialed Professional Staff who provide in-Hospital care ensuring that we provide the highest quality of care to each and every patient that walks through our doors.  As a fully accredited Hospital, we are proud to serve the City of St. Thomas and all eight municipalities within the County of Elgin. Visit STEGH.on.ca for more information.

For more information: Paul Jenkins, Executive Director, 519.200.1232, pjenkins@stegh.on.ca, @ourSTEGH