Smile Cookie Campaign in Red Deer raising money for Reading College

Buying a smiling cookie can make a difference in a child’s life.

Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookie campaign will support Reading College, a project of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools that helps teach children how to read.

From Monday to the following Sunday, Tim Hortons restaurant owners in Red Deer will donate the proceeds from sales of special $1 smiling chocolate chunk cookies to the program.

“We welcome everyone to come in to buy a delicious freshly baked smile cookie in support of a great cause,” said Tanya Doucette, a Tim Hortons restaurant owner in Red Deer.

Stu Henry, Red Deer Public Schools superintendent, said Reading College is an “amazing and fun summer program for kids, where they learn to love reading, and learn to gain the skills to be more successful in their own reading.

“If they don’t become literate in the next year or two of their lives, they are not set up for a lifetime of success. However, if we can get them over that hump, that’s a lifetime of difference for that child,” said Henry.

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