Motorists who get a warning citation for being naughty in Flagler Beach will have a chance to do something nice this holiday season.
As part of the Flagler Beach Police Department’s Toys for Tickets program, officers will be issuing “toy waivers“ along with warning citations for non-criminal state traffic or city parking offenses.
The toy waiver will encourage motorists to donate a new, unwrapped toy to Christmas Come True, a Flagler Beach not-for-profit organization that provides “a complete Christmas experience” (dinner, toys, necessities, clothing and more) for local families in need.
The Toys for Tickets program was conceived by Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney, who modeled it after a similar initiative in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
“It’s such an awesome thing the captain is doing for the community,” said Nadine King, a Flagler Beach resident who founded Christmas Come True in 2009. “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. It’s just wonderful when people do that, when the community comes together to help me out. We need it.”
Donate to “Christmas Come True” HERE