Tim Hortons responds to inquiries about Rhode Island event sponsorship
Recently, Tim Hortons was approached in Rhode Island to provide free coffee and products for a local event, as we do thousands of times a year across Canada and the United States.
For 45 years, Tim Hortons and its store owners have practiced a philosophy of giving back to the communities in which we operate. As a company, our primary focus is on helping children and supporting fundraising events for non-profit organizations and registered charities.
For this reason, Tim Hortons has not sponsored those representing religious groups, political affiliates or lobby groups.
It has come to our attention that the Rhode Island event organizer and purpose of the event fall outside of our sponsorship guidelines. As such, Tim Hortons can not provide support at the event.
Tim Hortons and its store owners have always welcomed all families and communities to its restaurants and will continue to do so. We apologize for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have caused.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Oh I will give you a double double
Joe.My.God reported today Tim Horton's a canadian donut chain that is also owned by the same group that owns Wendys is sponsering a National Organization for Marriage anti-gay event in Rhode Island.
For those of you who don't know NOM was responsible for those terrible lie filled anti-gay "gathering storm" ads. They are also one of the major sources of anti gay activity in the states. For a major canadian chain to allow one of there locations to sponsor this type of event is unacceptable. You can let corporate know how displeased you are with them for allowing their name and logo to be used by bigots here:
Tim Hortons has given a response. I wonder how this slipped through their approval machine. Usually with franchises you can't even fart without permission from head office.