COTTAGE COUNTRY, ON- If you like to have a cookie with your coffee and also give to a good charity, next week is your sweet spot.

The annual Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie campaign runs from September 16th to 22nd. Restaurant owners give the full dollar from every freshly baked chocolate chunk cookie with an icing simile that is sold.

Last year across the country the campaign brought in $7.8 million. It is the 23rd year of the campaign which started as a local initiative at Hamilton Children’s Hospital in 1996.

Across our listening area, the following organizations will be receiving donations from the campaign.

Parry Sound: Moose FM Kid’s Christmas Radiothon for the Salvation Army

Huntsville:   Junior Achievement Muskoka, YWCA Muskoka

Bracebridge: Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka

Gravenhurst: Ryde Community Co-operative Inc.

Haliburton: Haliburton County Food Banks

Minden: Minden Community Food Bank

Burks Falls: Burks Falls Food Bank

Port Severn: Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

Port Carling: Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre

Tim Horton’s restaurants will support 50 more charities in 2019, bringing the total to 550 nationally.

-with files from Doug Crosse