Earlier this year, our state legislature passed a bill to authorize a Down syndrome awareness license plate. We must have 1,000 sold BEFORE they will go into production, and we must reach this goal by June 30, 2017. If we do not, all money will be refunded and the plates will not be produced. License plates are $35 each.
Half the money of each purchase will go to DSAMT and be used for state-wide advocacy efforts and our Sunshine Program, which helps families whose loved one with Down syndrome is in the hospital or is in a time of crisis. It also allows us to continue to provide the handmade quilts to all the DSAs in TN for their new babies. So the funds will benefit individuals with DS across the state!
You may purchase online here as many as you like (simply adjust your amount accordingly) or pay by check. If you wish to order by check instead please make checks to DSAMT and send to P.O. Box 1182 Mt. Juliet Tn 37121. Your check must clearly state license plate on the memo line.
Once we sell the first 1,000, additional plates will be available, and you will be able to renew in subsequent years.
The license plate is a great way to spread awareness about Down syndrome. Plus, it might just help you meet another family that you don’t know.