Help the City of Orillia turn parking tickets into toys as we kick-off the annual Toys for Tickets campaign on Nov. 1.
The campaign, now in its 11th year, invites every person who receives a parking ticket (with the exception of accessible parking violations) in the City of Orillia between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, 2016, to pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value. Since the annual event started in 2006, more than $28,000 in toys has been donated to local charity groups in lieu of parking tickets.
“The Orillia community has always been extremely supportive of the Toys for Tickets campaign. For over a decade, Orillians have turned what can be an unpleasant situation into a happy one by transforming parking tickets into toys for children in need. For that, we say thank you,” said Mayor Steve Clarke.
To donate, bring 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 during regular business hours by Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The value of the toy must be equal to, or exceed, the amount owing on the fine.
Toys collected will be donated to the local chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
“The items collected through the Toys for Tickets campaign go straight to local families in need over the holiday season,” said Tara Treash from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Guardian Angels Parish. “By donating a toy instead of paying a parking ticket fine, you are bringing a smile to a child on Christmas morning.”
For more information on the Toys for Tickets campaign visit orillia.ca/toysfortickets or call 705-325-1311.