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Attorney General Fox Awards Chrome for Kids Grants to Three Montana Non-Profits Today

Attorney General Fox Awards Chrome for Kids Grants to Three Montana Non-Profits Today

This morning, Attorney General Tim Fox announced the three recipients of the first Montana Department of Justice Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants at a Helena press conference. The grant funding came from sales of the department’s Motor Vehicle Division’s Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plate.

Proceeds from plate sales fund efforts by Montana-based nonprofit organizations to grant wishes to chronically or critically ill Montana children. “Thanks to the generosity of Montana’s motorcycle owners, the wishes of 29 critically ill Montana children and their families will now come true,” said Attorney General Tim Fox. “When children are granted a wish, they get more than just a great experience for a few days or a week. That experience improves the quality of life for them and their entire family. A wish come true empowers children with life-threatening medical conditions to fight harder against their illnesses.”

A Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plate costs $35. Twenty dollars of that amount is a donation to the Chrome for Kids Wish Fund for Montana-based nonprofit organizations that grant wishes to Montana children who are chronically or critically ill. To view the plate online, visit: https://doj.mt.gov/driving/plate-designs-and-fees/page/5/

Motor Vehicle Administrator Brenda Nordlund encouraged motorcyclists to choose the plate, adding, “Montanans who purchase Chrome for Kids license plates will be gratified to know that their donation serves such a noble purpose.”

The Chrome for Kids plate was first released in June 2008. The grant funds awarded today represented plate donations through June 30, 2013.

The 2013 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: $24,000.

• Camp Mak-A-Dream/Children’s Oncology Camp Foundation provides a medically supervised, cost-free Montana experience in an intimate community setting to children, young adults, and families affected by cancer. The camp is located near Gold Creek. Grant amount: $10,000.

• 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: $19,500.

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