EasyPark, which operates parking in Anchorage, Alaska, is accepting school supplies in lieu of parking fines to help local kids in need. Under the program, drivers can donate 200 #2 pencils or 100 black or blue pens to pay of a $20 parking ticket; one per license plate and the parking citation must have been issued in the past 30 days.

The school supplies will be distributed by Helping Us Give School Supplies (HUGGS), a program of the Lutheran Social Services of Alaska. School supplies for parking citations programs have grown in popularity, both among communities and the media. A similar program in Las Vegas was featured on CNN and in People magazine.

If your parking organization has a donations-for-citations program, we’d love to hear about it. Email editor@parking-mobility.org with the details.