AHS takes toy donations instead of cash for parking tickets

Donations can be dropped at any AHS parking office


Alberta Health Services is bringing back its Toys for Tickets campaign, which gives people who’ve recently received an AHS parking ticket an opportunity to donate a new, unwrapped toy rather than paying their fine.

Toys should be in the original packaging, and for ages newborn to 17 years.

The toys will be donated to various children foundations and charity organizations to be given to children throughout the province. Toy donations can be used to pay tickets, up until December 16, and should be in original packaging and for newborns to age 17.

“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 Nick Ternovatsky, director of parking at AHS.

All toys need to be brand new, unwrapped, and must be worth more than $25.

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).

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