AG Fox and MVD Award Chrome For Kids Grants to Three Montana Non-Profits
Attorney General Tim Fox and Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) Administrator Sarah Garcia awarded three non-profit organizations the Montana Department of Justice Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants today. The grant funding comes from sales of Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plates through MVD. Proceeds from plate sales are awarded to Montana-based nonprofit organizations to grant wishes to chronically or seriously ill Montana children.
“It’s especially heartwarming during the holiday season to see how the generosity of Montana’s motorcycle owners can help fulfill the wishes of chronically or critically ill children,” said Attorney General Tim Fox. “The Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants offer a way for Montana’s non-profits to help improve the lives of ill children. I know it has certainly been meaningful for our MVD staff to be able to coordinate these grants, and I thank them for their work on this project,” Attorney General Fox added.
Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plate costs $35. Each plate donates $20 directly to the Chrome for Kids Wish Fund for Montana-based nonprofit organizations. To view the plate online, visit: https://dojmt.gov/media-item/chrome-for-kids/.
Motor Vehicle Administrator Sarah Garcia, “Our children are precious; even more so those children struggling with chronic or serious illnesses. I’m humbled by the generous donations of fellow Montanans who make this grant possible. Each motorcycle that displays the Chrome for Kids plate is a beacon of betterment in the lives of these children.”
The Chrome for Kids plate was first released in June 2008. The grant funds awarded today represented plate donations from July 1, 2015 – June 10, 2017. With today’s awards, a total of $123,350 has been presented through Chrome for Kids grants in 2013, 2015, and 2017.
This year’s recipients of the Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants are:
• Montana Hope Project’s Give Kids the World Wish Trips. The Montana Hope Project was started by Montana Highway Patrol troopers in 1984 and is sponsored by the Association of Montana Troopers. Its goal is to make dreams come true for Montana children with a critical or life-threatening illness. Grant amount: $11,000.
• Make-A-Wish® Montana fulfills the special wishes of children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who have a diagnosed life-threatening medical condition, while including the family in every aspect of their wish. Grant amount: $11,000.
• Cancer Support Community of Montana serves children and adults that have been diagnosed with cancer at any stage. CSC offers free programs in a home setting and camps for children. The CSC invites family, friends, and caregivers to participate. Grant amount: $3,000