UK Transportation Services offers eighth annual ‘Donations for Citations’

UK Transportation Services offers eighth annual ‘Donations for Citations’

Courtney Suber, Reporter

UK’s eighth annual Donations for Citatitations began Feb. 27 and is set to end at 5 p.m. on March 10. 

Donations for Citations is a partnership between UK Transportation Services and the Big Blue Pantry (BBP). The organization works to fight hunger and food insecurity that UK students may face, according to its webpage.

The two week-long event is meant to encourage UK students to donate to the BBP. Since its creation in 2016, the event has collected over 16,500 pounds of food and personal care items, according to UKNOW.

UK students and employees who have a regular parking citation of $30 are able to pay this fee through donations. 

The items which can be donated include personal care items and food items. 10 food items or 5 personal care items can waive one $30 regular citation.

Donations can be taken to UK Transportation Services’ customer care center at 721 Press Ave. in Lexington, Kentucky, from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The following food donation items are suggested:

  • Boxed macaroni 
  • Noodles
  • Pasta sauce (red or white)
  • Rice (white, brown, box, or bag)
  • Cereal
  • Instant oatmeal 
  • Granola bars
  • Pop tarts or other grab-n-go breakfast items
  • Canned meats such as chicken, tuna, beef, pork, or vegetarian alternatives
  • Individual cups of fruit or applesauce
  • Shelf-stable microwave meals
  • Peanut butter
  • Condiments
  • Jellies
  • Shelf-stable salad dressing

The following personal care items are suggested:

  • Cleaning supplies (detergent, dish soap, etc.)
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Tampons or sanitary pads
  • First aid or medical supplies

The citations which are not included in the campaign include immobilizations, impoundments, parking in fire lines, ADA accessible parking violations, or improper application or use of parking permits.

Citations waived through Donations for Citations are not eligible for appeal.

For any questions about the Donations for Citations drive, email [email protected] or call 859-257-5757.