JAMESTOWN – Tim Hortons has launched a campaign to help front line workers and community members in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting Thursday, customers are asked to buy a special ‘United Donut’ where 100% of the proceeds will go to hospitals in our region.
Locally, for each donut sold an additional dollar will be donated to the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.
“The program is a national program so the $1.49 is going to ECMC and Kaleida Health, because it is grouped as a Western New York thing and the majority of stores are in Buffalo, we wanted to make sure the money also stayed local,” explained Blake Tarana, the owner of the Tim Hortons store in Jamestown. “The extra dollar per donut that were donating is going to go to the United Way of Southern Chautauqua, County Chautauqua Crisis Relief Fund.”
Tarana says the fund helps those in our community impacted by COVID-19 pay rent, bills or relieve other financial hardships.
The fundraiser runs through Sunday. Tarana encourages every customer to buy a donut to help make the campaign a success.