It's no secret, I have an issue with parking tickets. This year has been better then most, but I still owe the city about $80.00 in unpaid tickets. That's why I was very happy to learn that Park Cedar Rapids is bringing back "Forget the Fine!"

The program is very simple. Parkers with unpaid citations can pay them partially or entirely by bringing in donations to the Park Cedar Rapids office at 349 4th Avenue SW. You actually save money by doing this and the items are distributed to local non-profits.

The event runs now until December 20th, 2017. The office is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. I've done this the last 2 years and it works great. I get my tickets paid for about half the cost, I help a non-profit, and I feel good after I'm done.

Items that will accepted for the drive include:

  • Bus tickets
  • Coffee grounds
  • New pillows
  • Sleeping cots
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Ziploc bags
  • Bottled water
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Tooth brushes
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash
  • Children's books

For more information you can call (319) 423-7052