Tim Hortons and community groups to participate in 52nd Annual PITCH-IN Week 2019
It’s time to show Downtown Windsor some love!
Several Community Partners are joining forces during PITCH-IN Week April 22–29 for a large-scale community cleanup.
On Friday April 26 from 9am-4pm, eight volunteer crews will be armed with garbage bags, gloves, brooms and dustpans and will descend on various neighbourhoods in downtown Windsor in need of our attention. This effort helps to beautify and keep our neighbourhoods clean.
“Most of us either work or live in Downtown Windsor. This is a way for Tims and all its partners to work together in a community clean up that lifts us all up!” – Vicky Smith, Downtown Windsor Tim Hortons Owner
This year’s community partners include: Downtown Windsor Tim Hortons, BASF, the Multicultural Council of Windsor Essex County, City of Windsor’s International Aquatic and Training Centre, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Greater Essex County District School Board, the Salvation Army the University of Windsor-Continuing Education Dept, Best Western Plus, Townplace Suites by Marriot, Women’s Enterprise Skills of Windsor Inc. the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative, Windsor Disposal Services and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association.
Tim Hortons will be providing complimentary coffee, beverages and donuts for all the volunteers as well supplying the gloves, brooms and dustpans needed for their clean-ups.
Tim Hortons & PITCH-IN Canada have partnered for the past four years to promote environmental stewardship across the nation. For more than 50 years, PITCH-IN Canada has teamed up with municipalities, companies and volunteers to undertake a wide range of projects that coincide with Earth Day activities.
This year, we’re asking all volunteers to post pictures of their progress on social media using #timhortons and #pitchinforDowntownWindsor on Facebook or @timhortons and @pitchinforDowntownWindsor onTwitter. All posts can tag #PIW19. Let’s show everyone how much we care!
“As one of Canada’s most popular restaurant chains, we recognize we all have a responsibility to limit the environmental impact we have on our planet,” said Chris Wakefield, Regional Marketing, Tim Hortons Canada. “That’s why Tim Hortons is pleased to continue to partner with PITCH-IN Canada in this important annual initiative taking place across the country.”
PITCH-IN Week began in 1967 with a handful of concerned citizens picking up harmful debris along the shore of Vancouver Island. Since registration opened on January 15th this year, more than 200,000 people have committed to participating in their local neighbourhoods from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Windsor, Ont. to Port Alice, British Columbia. For further information on PITCH-IN Week visit online.