The South Okanagan Tim Hortons raised over $4,000 through the three day orange doughnut promotion with 100 per cent of proceeds going to to the Residential School Survivors Society. The owner of these locations matched the amount. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

South Okanagan Tim Hortons raises over $8K for residential school survivors

More than $4,000 worth of doughnuts were purchased over three days

The orange doughnuts promotion at South Okanagan Tim Hortons raised over $8,000 for the Indian Residential School Survivor Society.

In just three days, visitors to the South Okanagan Tim Hortons locations bought $4,049 worth of orange doughnuts with 100 per cent of the funds going to the Indian Residential School Survivor Society.

Tim Hortons owner-operator Nicole MacMillan decided to match the $4,049 and donate it in trust for the survivors.

“We would like to thank our community that came forward to support the Every Child Matters movement,” said MacMillan. “The Stawarz family personally decided what better way to show our local First Nations community the support they deserve than to match the donations brought in.”

“We were fortunate to have met with [Penticton Indian Band] Chief Greg Gabriel and visit the memorial of the Residential School Survivors in Penticton to pay our respects. Thank you once again to our community for showing their support,” said MacMillan.

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