Alberta Health Services is bringing back its Toys for Tickets campaign.
The seasonal offering allows people who have recently received an AHS parking ticket an opportunity to donate a new, unwrapped toy rather than paying their fine. In Central Zone, the program applies to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre tickets.
“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,” says AHS director of parking Nick Ternovatsky.
Parking Services will be accepting toy donations as an alternative to paying for tickets issued from Nov. 14 to Dec. 16. Toys should be in the original packaging, and for ages newborn to 17 years. The value of each toy must be at least $25.
Collected toys will be donated to various children foundations and charity organizations to be given to children throughout the province. Toys will be accepted until Dec. 16 at any AHS parking office. Red Deer’s office is located at the hospital’s south parkade on the ground level. It is open Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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).
For more information go to albertahealthservices.ca.