Oshawa’s Toys for Tickets campaign raises $2,200 to buy presents for needy families

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Published December 8, 2021 at 3:08 pm

The City of Oshawa is celebrating another successful year of Toys for Tickets, with more than $2,200 raised for presents for families in need.

Motorists who received a parking ticket from the City of Oshawa between November 17 and December 1 had the opportunity to make an online contribution to the toy drive in lieu of payment.

“Your unintentional parking mistake has benefitted a local child,” said Councillor Jane Hurst, “so you’re back on Santa’s ‘nice’ list!”

Contributions received were used to purchase toys that will be distributed to local families in need through the 33rd Durham Regional Police Service Food and Toy Drive. The Toys for Tickets program has supported the community through the Food and Toy Drive since 2007.

“The Toys for Tickets campaign annually highlights the generosity of the Oshawa community,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “Especially this year, during a time that has been difficult for so many, those who are able to have given to those in need.”

Councillor Bradley Marks, who Chairs the Corporate Services Committee, was also thankful for the support of the community. “Every year I am amazed by the kindness shown through this program. Donations received will transform the holidays for families in our community. Thank you for turning your parking ticket into a positive experience.”

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