Oshawa’s Toys for Tickets raises more than $1,300 for kids in need

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Published December 14, 2022 at 3:21 pm

The Toys for Tickets campaign in Oshawa raised more than $1,300 for toys for children and youth in need this year

Motorists who received a parking ticket between November 17 and December 1 had the opportunity to make a contribution in lieu of payment.

“The Toys for Tickets campaign has once again proven successful,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “Those who received a parking ticket and transformed it into a toy turned an unpleasant situation into a happy one for children in need. I am so pleased the spirit of charity is alive in Oshawa.”

More than $1,300 in online contributions were received, with all of the contributions used to purchase toys for the 34th Annual Durham Regional Police Service Food and Toy Drive. The City of Oshawa’s Toys for Tickets program has supported the community through the D.R.P.S. Food and Toy Drive since 2007.

“This is a great way to turn a negative into a positive and also provide a better holiday season for a child,” said Councillor Brian Nicholson, Chair of the Safety and Facilities Services Committee.

“This is a great way to turn a negative into a positive and also provide a better holiday season for a child,” said Councillor Brian Nicholson, Chair of the Safety and Facilities Services Committee.

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