The Louisville Zoological Gardens was founded in 1969 in Louisville, Kentucky. It is approximately 135 acres with exhibits displaying over 1300 animals in natural settings. Asian Elephants, Western Lowland Gorillas, and a variety of reptiles and insects are some of the animals displayed at the Louisville Zoo. Donations may be made directly to the Louisville Zoo or a local county clerk’s office at the time of registration renewal. Supporting the Louisville Zoo helps critical wildlife education and conservation programs. To further support the Louisville Zoo, individuals may purchase the Louisville Zoo License Plate. For further information, please visit the Louisville Zoo’s website at www.louisvillezoo.org.
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Hunters for the Hungry
Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry is a non-profit, charitable, volunteer-run organization comprised of responsible hunters and conservationists who encourage hunters to harvest and donate an additional deer each season (www.huntersforhungry.org). The processed meat is distributed throughout Kentucky to various homeless shelters and food banks. Since the beginning, they have provided over 2 million meals to needy individuals and families throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Donations are needed to continue to help feed Kentucky’s hungry. Donations may be made to the Hunters for the Hungry or to a local county clerk’s office at the time of renewal. Monetary donations help process the meat Kentucky hunters generously donate. For further information, please visit the Hunters for the Hungry website at www.huntersforhungry.org.
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Share the Road
Share the Road helps support the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission by improving highway safety for cyclists, walkers, runners and all multimodal users throughout the Commonwealth. Donations may be made to a local county clerk’s office at the time of registration renewal. To further support highway safety, individuals may purchase the Share the Road License Plate. For further information, please visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s website at http://www.transportation.ky.gov/.
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Kentucky Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Kentucky is home to more than 367,000 veterans. Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) serves our veterans in three primary areas of support: healthcare, benefits, and cemeteries. KDVA operates three state-of-the art nursing homes for Kentucky's veterans. KDVA is committed to ensuring veterans receive proper military burial honors to commemorate their service to the Nation and to assist Veterans Service Organizations in their efforts to provide these honors (http://www.veterans.ky.gov/). Individuals can continue to support Kentucky’s veterans by donating directly to the KDVA or to a local county clerk’s office at the time of renewal. Veterans may purchase Military License Plates to support the work of the KDVA. For further information, please visit the Kentucky Department of Veteran’s Affairs website at http://www.veterans.ky.gov/.
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Breast Cancer Awareness
The Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund was established in 2005. The Trust Fund was created to further enhance Kentucky's efforts to reduce the incidence and mortality rate of breast cancer in our state. Donations to the Trust Fund support breast cancer research, screening, treatment, education and awareness efforts in our state. Individuals can support the Trust Fund by making donations using a special check-off option to contribute all or a portion of their Kentucky state income tax returns. Individuals may also donate to a local county clerk’s office at the time of renewal or by purchasing the Breast Cancer Awareness License Plate. For further information, please visit The Division of Women's Physical and Mental Health section of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services website at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/info/wpmh/.
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Kentucky Dental Association
Founded in 1860, the mission of the Kentucky Dental Association (KDA) is to serve, enhance and represent all aspects of the dental profession in Kentucky and to promote the oral health of the public we serve by; Maintaining a public voice supported by a high level of active membership; Providing a high level of support and services for our membership; Promoting the delivery of ethical care based on both established and emerging scientifically sound principles; and Being the advocate for the dental profession and oral health in public and governmental arenas.
The Kentucky Dental Foundation, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of the KDA, promoting professional and public programs, which enhance oral health and ultimately the total health of Kentuckians. The Kentucky Dental Foundation and the Kentucky Dental Association promote education, provide scholarships, fund research and oral health programs and help other organization with similar goals. Individuals can support the KDA by donating to a local county clerk’s office or by purchasing the Dental Association License Plate. For further information please visit the Kentucky Dental Associations’ website at http://kyda.org/.
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League of Kentucky Sportsmen
The League of Kentucky Sportsmen is a statewide organization of sportsmen and conservationists. Individuals who were concerned with the proper management of Kentucky's wildlife and natural resources, both game and non-game, formed the League in 1935. The League is a nonprofit, conservation/education organization concerned with the use and proper management of Kentucky's wildlife and of the state's renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Individuals can support the League of Kentucky Sportsmen by donating to a local county clerk’s office or by purchasing the League of Kentucky Sportsmen License Plate. For further information, please visit the League of Kentucky Sportsmen website at http://www.kentuckysportsmen.com/.
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The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
The title Kentucky Colonel originated in 1813. In May of 1931, the first meeting of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels was held in Frankfort, Kentucky. The Kentucky Colonels are a very giving organization. The organization has distributed over 5000 grants to charitable and educational agencies in the past half century. The generosity of Kentucky Colonels includes but not limited to: Delivery of relief funds to the Gulf Coast on the day after Katrina hit; Support of a Hazard, Kentucky organization that provides baby food, diapers, etc. to families who are down on their luck; Funding for a playground at a homeless shelter and another at an orphanage. Practically every penny contributed to the Program goes to a worthwhile cause. Individuals can continue to support the Colonels’ giving nature by donating directly to the Kentucky Colonels or to a local county clerk’s office at the time of renewal. Kentucky Colonels may purchase Kentucky Colonel License Plates. For further information, please visit the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels website at http://kycolonels.org/.
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Community Coordinated Child Care
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) is one of the oldest Child Care Resource and Referral agencies in the United States. Established in 1969, the 4-C goal was, and continues to be, to develop a comprehensive approach to coordinating childcare services in the local community. For nearly 40 years, 4-C has supported and enhanced child care and continues its tradition of supporting families by coordinating a vision of a high quality early childhood care system available to all children and families (http://www.4cforkids.org/). To help support 4-C, individuals may make donations to a local county clerk’s office or directly to 4-C. For further information, please visit the 4-C website at http://www.4cforkids.org/.
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Choose Life, INC is a pro-life organization based in Ocala, Florida. Randy Harris, the Commissioner of Marion County, founded it in 1997. The organization promotes adoption over abortion by raising funds with the sell of promotional items, from t-shirts to license plates. Individuals can support Choose Life, INC by purchasing the Choose Life License Plate from their local county clerk’s office or by donating to the clerk’s office. For further information, please visit the Kentucky Choose Life website at www.kychoose-life.org.
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