Beginning Monday, September 11 and lasting through Sunday, September 17, Tim Hortons restaurants will be raising money for hospitals, charities, and community programs.

As part of its annual Smile Cookie fundraiser, Tim Hortons will be selling chocolate chunk Smile Cookies for $1 (plus tax), with the full $1 amount going to help local communities of each restaurant.

The annual fundraiser began in 1996 and has grown to a substantial nationwide initiative. More than 500 charities, hospitals, and community programs will benefit directly from the Smile Cookie campaign in North America.

“We're very grateful to our guests and restaurant owners who go above and beyond each year to support their local communities through the Smile Cookie campaign,” says Sami Siddiqui, President, Tim Hortons Canada. “The real magic of this campaign is the local impact. Thanks to the donations from our restaurant owners, our guests can feel proud knowing that the money raised during the campaign will be directly supporting organizations in their community.”

Tim Hortons is urging people to show support for the campaign on social media using the hashtag #SmileCookie.