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Tax collector launches charity specialty license plate program


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NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano will start a periodic program to highlight specialty license plates that benefit charitable organizations, starting in October with the “Bikers Care” tag.

Customers who wish to purchase a specialty tag pay a fee above the normal renewal cost for the plate.

The Bikers Care tag fee is an annual donation of $20, Fasano explained in a press release.

The Bikers Care Alliance distributes the proceeds to six organizations that serve the disability community: the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, Prevent Blindness Florida, Blind Services Foundation of Florida, Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living and The Able Trust.

“We are so excited about Tax Collector Fasano’s plan to get information about the specialty plates out to Pasco county residents,” Martina Brawer, executive director of the Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living, said. She is a member of the Bikers Care Alliance.

“Since the Bikers Care Tag is the only specialty plate for motorcycles we think kicking things off with the Bikers Care Tag is a great start,” Brawer said.

“It would be nice to see the majority of bikers displaying the tag on their motorcycles,” Thom DeLilla, program administrator for the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, said.

The tag promotion began Tuesday and runs through the end of the month.

The tags are available for purchase in the four Tax Collector’s Offices, in New Port Richey, Gulf Harbors, Land O’Lakes and Dade City.

For more information, call Greg Giordano, director of customer relations, at the tax collector’s office (727) 847- 8179.

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