Some food for thought if you get a parking ticket in Innisfil between November 23 and December 7.
The public can turn those tickets into donations thanks to the “Scrooge the Ticket” campaign, now in its sixth year. Money will given to the Innisfil Food Bank, an outreach program of the Innisfil Community Church.
“While no one likes receiving a parking ticket, Scrooge the Ticket is a great way to turn something unpleasant into something generous,” said Mayor Lynn Dollin. “If you find yourself with a parking ticket during these two weeks, take advantage of the campaign to give back to residents in need.”
With this year’s event happening during the pandemic, the Town will not be accepting physical goods to protect residents and staff. Those that receive a ticket have the opportunity to make an online donation equal to or more than their parking fine at paytickets.ca. Monetary donations will also be accepted at Town Hall (2101 Innisfil Beach Road) during regular business hours until December 7, 2020.
Since the annual event started, more than $16,000 in toys, food and cash donations have been donated to Innisfil residents in need. For more information on the Scrooge the Ticket campaign, visit Innisfil.ca/scrooge-the-ticket.