New Specialty Plates to Support Charities and Non-Profits
Prince George, B.C. – ICBC has announced it plans to expand its specialty plate program to include support for charities and non-profit organizations.
It follows the launch of its BC Parks license plates program earlier this year which has been immensely popular selling 14,000 plates since the end of January.
Proceeds (over $150,000 so far) from the sale of the park plates has allowed BC Parks to invest in new programs and improvements.
A Request for Expression of Interest was posted on icbc.com and BC Bid today seeking interest from potential sponsor organizations to help guide the expanded program’s development. Interested groups have until May 19 to provide input. A formal call for applications is anticipated for this fall with plates available for purchase next year.
Registered charities, non-profits, educational institutions, as well as commercial organizations and professional or sports teams that are affiliated with a charitable cause are invited to apply.
Spokesperson Sam Corea says the costs of the plates “is to be determined.” He adds production costs and broker fees related to the plates would go to ICBC with the remaining proceeds going directly to the charities themselves.