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‘Tis Toys for Tickets time again

October 30, 2019 8:24 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Anyone who receives a City-issued parking ticket between November 1 and 30 can once again pay their ticket with a toy through The City of Red Deer’s annual Toys for Tickets program.

All gifts received through the program are donated to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau to help achieve the goal of ensuring no child waking up without a toy on Christmas morning.

To date, over 5,800 toys, games and gift cards have been collected since the program started in 2007.

Toys in lieu of parking ticket payments will be accepted weekdays from November 1 – 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall.

All gifts must be new, unwrapped and in their original packaging. The early ticket payment rate will remain in effect when the ticket is paid for with a toy; however, the toy must be equal to or greater than the amount owed on the parking ticket. A receipt must be presented at the time of payment, and if the toy is valued lower than the price of the ticket, the difference must be paid.

Gifts for older children aged 10 to 17 are especially high in demand. Gifts such as craft sets, movie passes, books, electronics, sports equipment and gift cards are encouraged. More information and toy suggestions can be found at www.reddeer.ca/toysfortickets. Participants are encouraged to shop local and support Red Deer businesses where possible.

 

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Gramlich
Parking Coordinator
The City of Red Deer
403-309-8583

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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