If you happen to have received that unwanted *MIT* parking ticket - this past year - the MIT Parking and Transportation Office will once again sponsor a "Toys for Tickets' program. Yes, it really is true!

Instead of paying the fine on an outstanding MIT parking violation, the parking office will accept new, unopened toys to settle the ticket. **Just bring in the parking violation along with the cash register receipt to the parking office between Monday, December 1 and Thursday, December 11th, 2014. This program is open to anyone who has an outstanding MIT parking ticket. The value of the toy or game must be of equal or greater value than the parking violation. The Parking Office is located in the basement of the Student Center, W20-022. http://youtu.be/Xl7ZpH4MrVo

We are also collecting new, non-violent, unwrapped toys and new warm clothing for those much less fortunate again this year. Toys and clothing can be dropped off at four locations: 1)MIT Medical, E23-205 Community Wellness,  2) MIT Police station at W89, 301 Vassar Street, (there is parking available for dropping off toys, and short business). 3) The 100 Main Marketplace in Bldg. E62 and, 4) The Koch Café in Bldg. 76 are collecting toys and warm clothing suitable for teen-aged kids.  All who donate will receive a complimentary cup of coffee or tea when dropping off at E62 or Bldg. 76.  All gifts will be distributed to the homeless children day care center and needy families who live in Cambridge.



Also, if you need to have fingerprints for security clearance taken the normal $20 fee will be waived if you bring in a toy, or warm clothing. Just bring in the cash register receipt along with your gift. Please schedule an appointment for fingerprints with Sgt. Cheryl Vossmer at x3-9755. This will only be offered between December 1 - 11, 2014.

Please help us put smiles or warmth into the lives of needy families during this holiday season. May the warm feeling it leaves in your heart last a long time, too!

FILL A CRUISER WITH WARM CLOTHES FOR FRIENDS IN NEED!

On Thursday, December 11, 2014 the men and women of the MIT Police Department, and MIT Faculty Club volunteers, will collect some much needed items for those in need the Cambridge community. Items in need are:

*WINTER HATS AND GLOVES – ADULT SIZE: FEMALE AND MALE (Must be new – not used)
*SOCKS – WHITE TUBE SOCKS (New)
*BLANKETS – NEW or LIGHTLY USED BUT MUST BE CLEAN
*TOWELS AND FACE CLOTHS – NEW
*TOILETRIES AND FEMININE HYGINE PRODUCTS (If you have unused travel size products those are greatly accepted. Please put them in a clear zipper style bag.) 

Volunteers will be collecting donations at the following locations ONLY Thursday, December 11, 2014

E62 – plaza from 9:00 am – 10:00 am (RECEIVE A COUPON FOR A FREE COFFEE WITH EVERY DONATION FROM 100 Main Marketplace café)
Student Center Plaza  from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Any questions please contact Sgt. Cheryl Vossmer, MIT Police at crimbite@mit.edu

Thank you so much for your acts of kindness and for helping those in the Cambridge community.