Greensboro accepts school supplies as payment for parking tickets | Local

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

Donations must be made within 30 days of the offense. Disabled parking violations are not included in this program, according to a city press release.

All supplies should be brought to the Greensboro Parking Lot Office on the UG Level of the Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. Cash donation can be made directly to the online warehouse at /GSOparkingtix.

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

This is the third year the city has partnered with GEA to support local teachers. The last two campaigns raised $3,100 in donations. The Teacher Supply Warehouse allows teachers in Guilford County schools to purchase items for free up to four times a year.

Suggested donations include:

• Spiral/composition notebooks

• Scissors – child and adult

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