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Canadian town allowing offenders to donate food, toys instead of paying parking tickets


Residents in one Canadian town can choose to donate toys, gift cards or non-perishable food items instead of paying parking ticket fines.

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For the second year, officials in Innisfil, Ontario, are providing the "Scrooge the Ticket" campaign, in which parking offenders can donate funds and goods to a local food bank in lieu of paying parking fines.

"We really saw our residents get into the spirit with this last year, and we are excited to hold our second 'Scrooge the Ticket' campaign," Innisfil Mayor Gord Wauchope said in a news release. "No one likes to get a parking ticket, but this is a thoughtful way to have our residents give generously to a great cause leading into the holiday season."

Those that receive parking tickets must donate items of equal or greater of the parking fine.

Last year, the campaign raised nearly $1,200 worth of donated items over the course of a two-week time frame. This year, the campaign was extended by an extra week. It will run until Dec. 9.


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