GREAT IDEA: Tuscaloosa to accept school supply donations for parking ticket fines

Tuscaloosa School Supplies
Downtown Tuscaloosa (Pat Byington/The Bama Buzz)

Tuscaloosa has come up with a great idea that will help students who need school supplies for the upcoming 2022-23 school year 

Beginning Monday, August 1st, Tuscaloosa residents can pay off $18 overtime parking tickets with a donation of school supplies valued at $10. 

Got two overtime parking tickets? School supplies valued at $20 or more will be accepted in place of two $18 parking tickets. 

Participants can bring their school supplies to Tuscaloosa Municipal Court at 2122 6th Street.

All received supplies will be donated to the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education and distributed to local students in need.

The program only runs between August 1st to August 31st.

Tuscaloosa School Supplies

Below is a list of suggested supplies from the City of Tuscaloosa and their estimated values. Any school supplies valued at $10 will be accepted:

  • Heavy Duty Backpacks: $10
  • Ream White Copy Paper: $4
  • Index Cards: $.50
  • Black & Blue Ink Pens: $1
  • 16GB Flash Drive: $4 
  • Erasers – 3 packs: $1.50
  • Standard/College Ruled: $1
  • College-Ruled Spiral Notebooks: $.60
  • Mechanical or #2 pencils: $1
  • Binder Pouches: $6
  • Clorox/Lysol Wipes 3 packs: $6.50
  • Highlighters 10ct.: $6
  • Hand Sanitizers: $2
  • Box(es) of Kleenex Tissues: $1.60
  • Binder Dividers: $1.50
  • Box of Crayons: $3Kids’ Scissors: $1.50

Don’t have an overtime parking ticket? I’ll bet they won’t turn residents away if you wish to make a donation. 

Remember—bring the school supplies to Tuscaloosa Municipal Court at 2122 6th Street.

We’d love to hear opinions about this creative way to collect school supplies. Tell us what you think by tagging us on social media at @Thebamabuzz

Pat Byington
Pat Byington
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