The Las Vegas City Council recently piloted a program and allowed parking violators to donate school supplies instead of paying a monetary fine. The temporary program operated from June until mid-July. Parking ticket holders could choose to clear their fine by supplying items including pens, pencils, post-its and rulers to the Teachers Exchange nonprofit within 30 days of receiving their ticket.
Why it’s hot: Making paying fines less painful at the same time encouraging generosity. The program also allowed parking fines to make big impacts where it’s needed.