Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), which provides a host of safety net social services on the island, is sponsoring a Martha’s Vineyard specialty license plate campaign. The Registry of Motor Vehicles runs a program through which nonprofit organizations can raise money when drivers purchase specialty license plates.
Over 2,800 plates have been sold to date. In order for the plates to remain a specialty plate option at RMV branches across Massachusetts, 3,000 plates must be sold before August 2021.
The initial registration fee set by the state is $40, of which $12 goes to cover the state's production cost of the plate and $28 returns to MVCS. Note that your $28 is a tax-deductible charitable donation! There is an additional one-time $20 swap fee charged by the state when applicants pick up their plate at their local RMV.
A renewal fee set by the State of Massachusetts will be due every two years. For future renewals, the entire renewal fee is a tax-deductible donation that will generate funds to support the services of MVCS and other Vineyard non-profits that benefit youth and elders. In keeping with the agency's community-minded spirit, MVCS has committed to donating 20% of net proceeds to other island non-profits that benefit youth and elders.
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