The Estevan Early Years Family Resource Centre is gearing up for a week of sweetness and community support with the Tim Hortons' Smile Cookie campaign, set to kick off at the end of April.

"We are so excited that this year we are the recipients of the Smile Cookie campaign," Misty Pennington, Director of programs and community engagement at the family centre, exclaimed.

Running from April 29 to May 5, every cookie purchased from both Estevan Tim Hortons locations contributes directly to the family centre's initiatives. However, the campaign doesn't stop at just cookies. Pennington shared, "We're super excited to announce that we have a colouring contest," further elaborating that children can participate by picking up a colouring sheet from the family centre, and upon completion, bringing it to Tim Hortons for a chance to win a $100 summer fun pack!

But that's not all - there's a social media twist to this year's campaign as well. "We want to see you guys with your cookies," Pennington expressed. By posting a picture of themselves enjoying their Smile Cookies and tagging both the family centre and the local Tim Hortons, participants stand a chance to win a $50 Tim Hortons gift card.

In addition to the Smile Cookie Campaign, the family centre's spring flower sales are in full swing. With the last day to order being April 30 and deliveries scheduled for May 15, it's a perfect opportunity to brighten up gardens or find a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day. "All the proceeds go directly to us and especially to our 6 to 11 program," Pennington emphasized, highlighting the importance of these fundraisers in sustaining the centre's free programming.

As the month of April unfolds, the Estevan community can look forward to indulging in Smile Cookies, participating in the colouring contest, and supporting the family centre through their flower sales. With these initiatives, the spirit of giving back blossoms alongside the arrival of spring.

For more information and updates, visit the Estevan Early Years Family Resource Centre Inc.'s Facebook page.