St. Charles County gives back to the community…in a big way. Recently the Community and Children’s Resource Board (CCRB) of St. Charles County awarded more than $20,000 in mini-grants to seven local agencies that prevent child abuse and support families. All of the funds distributed resulted from sales of the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Prevent Child Abuse specialty license plate.
CCRB is one of 39 community CTF License Plate Prevention Partners throughout the state that market the popular kid-friendly plate. The donation to CTF of $25 per year ($50 for a two-year tag) is credited back to the partner, who then distributes the funds locally for prevention programming.
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“The CTF license plate serves as a mini-billboard that generates awareness about the importance of prevention. Purchasing a plate is a great way to show one’s commitment to children and keeping them safe,” said Kirk Schreiber, CTF executive director. “The CCRB of St. Charles County has been a strong and valued partner over the years, and the model they’ve chosen…distributing community grants…continues to be a proven formula for success.”
Last year CTF distributed $161,758.50 to its community license plate partners who directly served more than 22,000 children and parents as a result. Though overall sales of the plates have decreased statewide from reaching a high of 10,000 in 2008, CTF is hopeful that sales will once again be on the increase as the economy rebounds. For more information or to purchase a CTF plate click here or call toll free at 1-888/826-5437.