City announces donations for Toys for Tickets campaign
December 18, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Fort St. John’s Toys for Ticket campaign was not possible; however, the City is donating $2,000 to local charities for their Christmas hamper programs.
This spring, to encourage shop local initiatives during the pandemic, the City stopped enforcing parking meter violations. Because of this, there were no tickets issued that qualified for the traditional Toys for Tickets campaign. Instead, $1,500 will be donated to the Fort St. John Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper program and $500 to the Peace Senior Connect and Care Society’s Senior Hamper program.
“Each year, the Salvation Army and Peace Senior Connect and Care Society create hundreds of Christmas hampers for residents in our community to ensure no one goes without this holiday season. We thank them for their continued work to support our city’s most vulnerable residents,” stated Mayor Lori Ackerman.
“The Toys for Tickets program has been a wonderful addition to our annual toy drive, and this year, we are pleased that the City has been able to adapt and still donate. Christmas doesn’t stop for children even in a pandemic, so we’re thankful for the continued support of our hamper program,” said Cameron Eggie, Fort St. John Salvation Army Executive Director. “Thank you, City of Fort St. John!”
“This year, we had 300 senior hamper recipients, and we are grateful for the support that allows us to provide necessary items to our seniors,” said Vanessa Siemens-Ford, Peace Senior Connect and Care Society President.
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