The Chatham-Kent totals are in for the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign.
The Tim Hortons locations owned by the Pritchard family and Mike and Paula Grail in Chatham, Wallaceburg, and Dresden sold smile cookies from September 13-19 and raised $36,103 for the Children's Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent.
That total is up more than $1,000 from last year's campaign and an increase of $5,377 compared to 2019.
The money raised will go to programs at the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent that are not covered by government funding.
Programs like social work, therapeutic recreation services, and music therapy are all funded by the CTC Foundation. The CTC served over 5,000 children in 2020, which is equivalent to one in every five Chatham-Kent children.