Who knew how many cookies could be sold to benefit Red Roof Retreat?
Last week, an astounding $8,033 was handed over to the organization, which helps special needs children and young adults, $1 for each of the Smile cookies sold in just seven days, at the two Niagara-on-the-Lake Tim Hortons’ locations.
Tim Hortons’ owners Lori and Andrew Paterson said they chose Red Roof to be the recipients of this year’s campaign because of the great work it does, and they want the proceeds to remain in the community.
Steffanie Bjorgan, executive director of Red Roof, said she was surprised at how much money was raised in such a short time, but not surprised by the generosity of the community.
The money will help with operations of Red Roof, which runs a large variety of programs, at three different locations in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines, and weekend respite care for children and young adults.