Toys for Tickets returns to help support the Red Deer Christmas Bureau’s goal of ensuring all children in our community receive a gift this Christmas.
Throughout November, Red Deerians can pay City-issued parking tickets with toy donations that are equal to or higher in value than the early ticket payment amount.
All gifts donated to the program must be new and unwrapped in original packaging. A receipt must be presented at the time of payment and if the toy is valued lower than the price of the ticket, the difference must be paid. In December, all gifts obtained through the program are delivered to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau and distributed to local families in need. Each year, the Christmas Bureau provides a list of desirable items, including those that are most needed and for groups that are underrepresented. The current list available at reddeer.ca/toysfortickets indicates toys for girls aged 10-17 years are in highest demand.
“Toys for Tickets has been a special part of the holiday season in Red Deer since 2010 and we’re so pleased to continue it this year, once parking enforcement resumes,” said Amy Fengstad, Parking and Licensing Supervisor. “By choosing the perfect gift at a local business, participants can help local families while supporting Red Deer businesses.”
Parking enforcement, which is temporarily paused for the launch of the HotSpot parking system, will resume Monday, November 6.
More information on the Toys for Tickets program is available on The City’s website, reddeer.ca/toysfortickets. Learn more about how the Red Deer Christmas Bureau supports families in our community at https://reddeerchristmasbureau.com.