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September 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Registry of Motor Vehicles Special Plate program, established by the legislature as an opportunity for charitable organizations to raise funds through a dedicated license plate.

In recognition of the anniversary, the MassDOT blog is sharing the story of some of the nearly 20 special plates over the next two weeks.

To sign up for a special license plate today, please visit

To learn more about all plates in Massachusetts, please visit

RMV Plate Invest in Children

License Plate: Invest in Children

Year Plate: 1998

Number of Plates on the Road: 12,468

Funds Raised for Charity: $ 4,254,097.00

Massachusetts General Law Chapter 29 Section 2JJ established the Child Care Quality Fund.  Revenues from the Invest in Children license plates provide funding for non-profit child care programs to undertake initiatives that improve quality and service delivery including educator qualifications, the purchase of educational curricula and materials, consumer education, family engagement, technical assistance for achieving national accreditation, language and literacy support, and the purchase of toys and equipment.

The Invest in Children “license plate funds” help to promote school readiness, school success, and positive outcomes for children by supporting and enhancing the quality of services being delivered to children in early education and out of school time settings across the Commonwealth.

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