Drivers can pay parking tickets with school supplies in Tuscaloosa this month

The collection box for school supplies inside the Tuscaloosa Municipal Courthouse (Source: WBRC)
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) -- The Tuscaloosa City Council approved a temporary program allowing people with parking tickets to pay those fines with school supplies instead of cash.

Items can be dropped off at Tuscaloosa Municipal Court in downtown in a cardboard box in the hallway.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said it’s cheaper for people to donate school supplies than to pay fines. Parking tickets are $15 dollars each. Maddox told WBRC $10 in donated supplies is equal to $15 cash for paying parking tickets.

Those donations will also help kids prepare for the start of school. “This is a good way to pay your parking tickets and at the same time give back to your community, give back to a child in a way you have never imagined,” according to Maddox.

The donation program is going on for the month of August.

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