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Greensboro to accept school supplies as payment for parking ticket fines

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GREENSBORO — The city is accepting new and unwrapped school supplies or a cash donation to the Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse as payment for parking ticket fines issued now through Sept. 30.

Donations must be made within 30 days of the infraction. Handicapped parking violations are not included in this program, according to a news release from the city.

All supplies must be brought to the Greensboro Parking Office on the UG level of the Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. A cash donation may be made directly to the warehouse online at tinyurl.com/GSOparkingtix.

Citation holders must show a receipt to verify the donation or the value of the school supplies, which must be equal to or greater than the fine.

This is the third year the city has partnered with GEA to support local teachers. The past two campaigns raised $3,100 in donations. The Teacher Supply Warehouse allows Guilford County Schools teachers to shop for items at no cost up to four times a year.

Suggested donations include:

• Glue sticks

• Crayons

• No. 2 pencils

• Spiral/composition notebooks

• Dry erase markers

• Pencil pouches

• Tissues

• Antibacterial wipes

• 2-pocket folders

• Flash drives

• Copy paper

• Construction Paper

• Scissors – child and adult

• Post-it notes

• Permanent markers

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