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Hoosiers can now support the Y through specialty license plate

Indiana motorists will soon be able to sport a specialty license plate to show their support for YMCAs throughout the state. Proceeds from plate purchases will benefit YMCA efforts to help youth develop personal growth and engagement in life-long, responsible citizenship as well as access to health and wellness programs across Indiana.

The plates, which feature a big blue and purple Y, will be available beginning Jan. 3, 2022, for passenger cars and motorcycles. The plate can be ordered on the Indiana BMV website or in person at any BMV branch.

“We are excited about this opportunity to give everyone the chance to help us support our communities,” said Wade Hampton, Chief Executive Officer for the Indiana Alliance of YMCAs. “Support for this effort will help our young people find their voices and lead healthier lives.”

Indiana Alliance of YMCAs

Originally formed by YMCA volunteers, the Indiana Alliance of YMCAs (Alliance) is the ongoing effort of YMCAs to work together, and with other partners, on issues that matter most in the lives of Hoosiers.

It is comprised of forty-two corporate YMCAs from across Indiana, as well as the YMCA of Greater Louisville and the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, both of which have branches in Indiana.

The Alliance supports YMCAs through advocacy efforts, professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers, shared program focuses to address social conditions, combining YMCAs’ resources to effectively and efficiently deliver services, and collection of data that helps articulate impact and results delivered by YMCAs to improve conditions.