It is Toys for Tickets time again in Orillia.
Between November 1 and December 1 parking tickets can be paid for by donating toy of equal or greater value.
“I know that getting a parking ticket on your windshield is a reason to cringe, but with the annual Toys for Tickets program, people will have the opportunity to turn an unpleasant situation into a joyous occasion for a child in need,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Thank you to the community for their continued support of this worthwhile campaign.”
Toys collected will be donated to the local chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
“The ‘Toys for Tickets’ campaign offered by the City of Orillia helps immensely with the assistance we provide to our clients during the Christmas season,” said Tara Treash from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Guardian Angels Parish. “This program helps turn a parking fine into a smile on Christmas morning.”
Since the program began in 2006 more than $33,000 in toys has been donated to local charity groups in lieu of parking tickets.
To donate, take your parking ticket along with an unwrapped toy in its original packaging and proof of purchase to the Treasury Department on the first floor of the Orillia City Centre by Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, during regular business hours.
For more information on the Toys for Tickets campaign visit orillia.ca/toysfortickets or call 705-325-1311.