Donations for Citations 2018

Donations for Citations

Starting on Monday, March 26 and running through Friday, April 6, Transportation Services will be holding its annual donation drive to benefit Big Blue Pantry. Customers may choose to donate non-perishable goods – including food and personal care items – and, in exchange, have one regular parking citation of $25 or less waived.

This program not only benefits the students who depend on Big Blue Pantry, but offer an alternative way for members of the campus community to pay one of their citations. Big Blue Pantry assists UK students who are experiencing food insecurity or hunger. This donation drive helps their customers during a time of the semester when donations have historically been low.

Customers should bring donations to the Transportation Services office in the Press Avenue Garage (721 Press Avenue). The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In its first two years, Donations for Citations has generated nearly 5,300 pounds of donated items for the Big Blue Pantry.

How to Participate

Customers may choose to donate either ten (10) non-perishable food items or five (5) personal care items to the Donations for Citations drive in order to have one regular citation of $25 or less waived.

The following non-perishable food items will be accepted: macaroni, pasta, pasta sauce, nuts, crackers, juice, cereal, oatmeal, tuna, canned chicken, and granola bars. Expired, damaged or opened donations will not be accepted. Refrigerated items and glass containers will not be accepted.

The following personal care items will be accepted: toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, trash bags, shampoo, toothpaste, soap. Expired, damaged or opened donations will not be accepted. Trial sizes of personal care items will not be accepted.

Am I Eligible?

Donations for Citations waivers are only valid for a regular fine of $25 or less. “Regular fine” does not include the following: immobilizations, impoundments, parking in fire lanes, disabled accessible parking violations or improper application or use of parking permits.

Customers may only have one eligible citation waived as part of the Donations for Citations drive. Customers with multiple unpaid citations must pay all other outstanding citations in order to have one waived under the Donations for Citations program. Citations waived through Donations for Citations are not eligible for appeal.

Transportation Services has the right to revoke a customer’s participation in the Donations for Citations program at any time.