A couple of local groups have been picked to benefit from the popular and much-loved Smile Cookie campaign! 

Starting September 18th all proceeds from Tim Hortons 'Smile Cookies' will go towards local charities chosen by each Tim's location. At a dollar a cookie the campaign is approachable for all ages with one hundred per cent of the funds going to the chosen charity or organization. 

As an organization that deals in smiles, it's no surprise the Okotoks Optimist Club was picked.

Amy Giroux, founder of the Okotoks Optimist Club is excited to be chosen.

"We entered a beautiful letter to our local Tim Horton's and they liked our ideas and it all just related with them and some synergies. Optimists are all about smiles and positivity, and it's a smile cookie week and so just kind of made sense."

They have a whole week of activities to encourage residents to pick up a box of smiles for various reasons.


In High River, all proceeds will go towards the Southern Alberta Neonatal Intensive Care and in Claresholm, the money will be donated to the Foothills Community Support Services.

New this year, guests can purchase Smile Cookie buttons for two dollars. The buttons have different smile cookie expressions with limited supply available.

The campaign runs from Sunday 18 to Saturday 24. 

For more information on Optimist Club click here or find their social media. 

Find information on the Foothills Community Support Services here.

Tim Hortons also accepts donations for those who don't want a cookie but still want to donate.