Celebrating over 15 years of making a difference in the lives of children.

A Strong Start to readingTM happens when adults spend quality time with children on specially selected games and activities to develop literacy skills that position children for success. Our programs are designed to ensure that children experience the joy in learning. We work through partnerships with schools, community centres, educators and volunteers to help young children reach their potential by learning to read.

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Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign Supports Brantford Children’s Learning

Strong Start Charitable Organization and Brant Food For Thought are so proud to have been chosen as this year’s Brantford Smile Cookie Campaign co-recipients. The campaign runs from September 16 – 22, 2019 in participating Brantford Restaurants.

During the campaign, guests can purchase a freshly baked chocolate chunk cookie for $1, plus applicable taxes, and the Brantford Tim Hortons restaurant owners will donate the full $1 from each cookie sold back to our charities. We would like your support by visiting a local Tim Hortons to buy a cookie or pre-order using the form below for your next meeting, book club or party.

As you can imagine, we will need a lot of cookies for the campaign, and we need help to decorate them.  Volunteering is fun and easy with 1 hour time commitments. Your role will be to help make every cookie smile! Thank you for your gift of time.

It will make a lasting difference for children in our community.

Strong Start – Sign Up to Volunteer for Smile Cookie Decorating

Pre-Order Smile Cookies

To pre-order Tim Hortons Smile Cookies, complete this form and submit it to your nearest participating Brantford Tim Hortons Restaurant no less than 48 hours before your required pickup time.

Smile Cookie Pre-Order Form 2019

Get a smile. Give a smile.