For Immediate Release / November 17, 2020
City Unwraps Toys for Tickets
Campaign supports less fortunate families in St. Albert
The City will be unwrapping its annual Toys for Tickets campaign to support less fortunate families across St. Albert. Municipal Enforcement Services began this successful campaign in 2009, which provides an opportunity for individuals to give new toys as payment for their parking tickets.
For tickets issued between November 15 and November 30, 2020, the City will accept new, unwrapped toys as an alternative form of payment for parking violations. Toys received will be donated to the Fill-A-Bus campaign led by St. Albert Transit and Diversified Transportation, as part of the St. Albert Kinette’s Christmas Hamper Campaign.
Last year, staff accepted 106 toys, valued at over $2,963. The City also received toy donations from residents who did not receive a parking ticket but wanted to take part in the program.
Toys will be accepted for eligible parking tickets only. The following conditions apply:
- Tickets must have been issued between November 15 and November 30, 2020.
- The ticket must be paid with a toy within the early payment date range to be eligible.
- Toys must be new, age appropriate (newborn to 16 years), and in original packaging.
- The value of the toy must equal or exceed $25 and a receipt must be presented at the time of payment.
- DROP-OFF LOCATION: Toys can be dropped off from November 17 to December 7, 2020 at the St. Albert RCMP Detachment (Maloney Place), 96 Bellerose Drive. Open Monday to Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
No appointment is necessary to drop off your donation. Place the toy (along with the receipt and your ticket attached), in the designated bin located in the front entrance of the St. Albert RCMP detachment.
*Please note, unless exempt, a Face Covering is required to be worn when entering the building. If you are ill or required to be isolating you will not be permitted in the building. If there is someone in the entrance, please wait your turn and maintain two-metre physical distancing at all times.
Similar Toys for Tickets campaigns have run in Red Deer, Fort St. John and Vancouver.
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Last edited: November 17, 2020