Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced that it is bringing back its Toys for Tickets campaign.

The program gives people who’ve recently received an AHS parking ticket an opportunity to donate a new, unwrapped toy rather than paying their fine. Parking Services will be accepting toy donations as an alternative to paying for tickets issued between November 14 till December 16.

“We paused the Toys for Tickets campaign during COVID-19 but, given its past success and positive reception, we are happy to launch it once again this holiday season,” said Nick Ternovatsky, Director of Parking, AHS.

Toys should be in the original packaging, and for ages newborn to 17 years. The value of each toy must be at least $25.  AHS parking staff will mark the ticket as paid and the toys will be donated to various children's organizations and local charities throughout Alberta that provide toys for children.

Recommended donations include books, art supplies, science kits, electronics, headphones, Lego sets, portable DVD players, rattles, baby toys, journals, activity books, crayons, colouring books, and gift cards for grocery stores and restaurants (for families).

Toys will be accepted until December 16 at any AHS parking office.

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