REVERE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's been an annual tradition for the past few years in Revere: Toys for Tickets. Minor parking tickets during the holiday season can be paid by giving in a toy instead of cash.
Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo said the program is helping out needy kids who may not otherwise get presents during the holidays.
"They know by donating a toy in lieu of getting a ticket, they're doing something for the greater good," said Arrigo.
The policy applies to parking tickets up to $30. Arrigo said the program usually takes in hundreds of toys, and works with Revere Public Schools to make sure the toys go to the right kids.
The mayor said some companies have decided to donate toys on their own, without needing to get a parking ticket first. The program is accepting toys through December 10.
WBZ's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports: