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Have A Toy? Get Out Of A Ticket

The effort is part of an initiative for the university to collect toys for Children's Hospital of Michigan's Snowpile program.

December 03, 2018 - 3:54 pm

(WWJ) It's a chance to do some good with your parking ticket.

The Oakland University Police Department is offering an opportunity for people to donate a new, unwrapped gift for Children's Hospital in exchange for a waived ticket. The gift must be valued at a minimum of  $10.

For reference, an expired parking meter ticket is $30.

The program runs until Thursday. Drop offs are welcome between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.at the Oakland University Police Department, 201 Meadowbrook in Rochester. 

The effort is part of an initiative for the university to collect toys for Children's Hospital of Michigan's Snowpile program.

OU described Snowpile this way: "The Snowpile program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan allows parents of patients in the hospital to rest a little easier this time of year. Unlike most toy drives, Snowpile focuses on the entire family, providing gifts for hospitalized children and their siblings."