EKU’s Parking and Transportation Services has teamed up with the Colonel’s Cupboard to pay for parking tickets in a more unconventional way. From nowthrough Nov. 30, the Colonel’s Cupboard is accepting parking tickets in exchange for toiletries and canned goods.
Courtney Collins, director of Parking and Transportation Services, said the partnering was one of the first things she did after recently accepting the job.
“I sat down with my boss and we talked about the program and I got ahold of the Colonel’s Cupboard. We got moving with the program and it just fell into place,” said Collins.
She said she plans on having other partnerships in the future and encourages students to send ideas to the Parking and Transportation offices for more partnerships they would like to see.
AmeriCorps VISTA member and Colonel’s Cupboard Education Specialist, Emily Sledd, said most donations to the Colonel’s Cupboard go to EKU students.
“If you’re enrolled full-time, part-time, grad student, undergrad — all of this food will go to whatever student might need it,” said Sledd.
Sledd also said there are a few rules in order for the parking tickets to be forgiven. Students must have their citations in hand or be able to provide the citation number. This is also only valid for tickets that were cited during the current Fall semester. Each student can have up to two tickets waived, but must provide a minimum of ten items per ticket. This only includes parking tickets that are $25 or less and excludes any other violations.
To find a list of acceptable items to donate, visit communityservice.eku.edu/Cupboard. The Colonel’s Cupboard is also accepting other donations Monday through Friday during normal campus hours. To recommend ideas about future partnerships, email Courtney Collins at email@example.com.