“Forget the Fine” Returns for Holiday Season

Donations for local services count toward paying for citations

Author: SuperUser Account/Tuesday, November 28, 2017/Categories: General

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How’s your wish list shaping up for the holiday season? Is “Get rid of that old parking ticket!!” on there somewhere? Park Cedar Rapids’ Forget the Fine Donation Drive is here to help with that one.

There are many people here in Cedar Rapids whose lists don’t start with wishes. Instead, they start with needs like cots and pillows to sleep on; hats and gloves to bear the cold; and hygiene essentials like deodorant, toothbrushes and shampoo.

This holiday season, Park Cedar Rapids is renewing its Forget the Fine Donation Drive to help out some of those who need it most. Through Dec. 20, 2017, outstanding parking citations can be paid for in part or entirely with donations for local non-profit partners.

A lot of times people say something’s easy as one, two, three. With Forget the Fine, it really is:

1.     Bring your citation(s)* and donation(s) to the Park Cedar Rapids office at 349 4th Ave. SE.

2.     Bring a receipt from purchasing your donation(s) to validate the amount counted toward the citation(s). If no receipt is available, our staff will value the donation(s) based on similar donations.

3.     Enjoy some candy from the candy jar while we quickly handle the paperwork.

Items requested by Waypoint, Willis Dady and Horizons for this year’s drive include:

Bus Tickets  Dish Soap New Pillows  Coffee Grounds/Filters
Sleeping Cots All-Purpose Cleaner       Window Cleaner  Non-Perishable Snack Food
Ziploc Bags Bottled Water Baby Wipes  Laundry Detergent
Toilet Paper Paper Towels Diapers/Pull-Ups        XL Outdoor Garbage Bags
Lotion Deodorant Tooth Brushes  Winter Hats/Gloves
Shampoo/Conditioner       Body Wash Children's Books  Grocery Store Gift Cards


Whoops! Forgot step four: Feel good! Because of your donation, that parking ticket is off your hands and people in Cedar Rapids will have a brighter holiday season.


*Total value of citations cannot exceed $100 per parker.


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