CityHallMay30The City will be donating ticket payments to the purchase of toys and games for those in need for the holiday season.

The City of Humboldt is once again running it's Toys for Tickets campaign starting Monday.

The program will run until the 15th of December says Business Development and Marketing Manager, Monique Vezina.

"Essentially what it is, is ticket fine amounts paid to the City of Humboldt, so for traffic tickets and parking violations those funds will actually be donated to a local community group for the purchase of toys and games for local youth in need for the holiday season."

Partners family services is on board with the City and will be dispersing the funds where they see fit.

The program has been successful in the past says Vezina, "the program has done really well. In previous years we raised around anywhere from $600 to $750. 2012 was actually our lowest year, so everyone was on their best behaviour but we've done really well in previous years which is why we continue to do it. It's a really good way for us to get involved in the community."

The City began this campaign after seeing how successful similar programs had done in other communities, making it an annual program.

Additional cash donations can be made at City Hall for those wishing to do so.

To hear more from Monique Vezina in her interview with Bolt FM's Angie Dukart click below.

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