Toys to be accepted in lieu of parking ticket fines

Impark to run a four-hour promotion Thursday to gather toys for the Salvation Army.

Do you have an outstanding parking ticket from an Impark lot in Kelowna?

If so, you can pay it Thursday morning with the donation of a toy to the Salvation Army.

The company has announced it will accept a toy in lieu of payment for each parking violation notice if the donation is made between 7 a.m..and 11 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The toys for tickets payment plan is only for parking violations issued by Impark. It does not cover City of Kelowna parking tickets.

Impark senior vice-president Julian Jones said this year the toy collection is also being done by Impark in Vancouver, Kamloops and Prince George, and has been done in the past in other Canadian cities such as Winnipeg, London, Ont. and Edmonton.

“In the past it has been spectacularly successful,” said Jones. “We have been inundated with toys,” he said.

New, unused and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Salvation Army office at 1480 Sutherland Avenue on Thursday morning.

Donors are asked to bring their parking violation notice, statement or their licence plate number in order to have the fine waived.

To get out of paying multiple tickets, donors will have to provide multiple toys, said Jones.

He said the Salvation Army has requested puzzles, books, CDs, DVDs and gift cards, such as movie, make-up or iTunes cards.

The toys will be distributed by the Salvation Army as part of its Christmas Relief effort.

 

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