Pay your parking ticket with a toy in Innisfil with Scrooge the Ticket program
Nov. 7, 2016
If you receive a parking ticket between Nov. 20 and Dec. 9, you can “Scrooge” it.
No, that doesn’t mean ripping it up or tossing it away.
For the second year in a row, you can opt to provide a toy, food or gift certificate to the Innisfil Community Church’s Christmas Outreach Program instead of paying the ticket.
Last year, the “Scrooge the Ticket” campaign gathered more than a hundred items, made up of toys, chocolates, cookies and gift cards for the cause.
The donated item must be equal or greater than the value of the ticket.
The town’s community development standards branch recommended the idea last year as a way of “giving back to the community during the holiday season.”
Tickets issued will have to be paid between Nov. 20 and Dec. 9 - the time frame of the campaign.
The campaign will be expanded this year to include residents who would like to donate, but have not received a parking fine, Chief building official Danny Rodgers said.
“Staff will accept any form of useful donation in lieu of a parking fine.”
Innisfil Community Church Lead Pastor Howard Courtney said the donated items were a great help to the last year’s Christmas Outreach Program.