We are pleased to announce that we have teamed with the non-profit RIP Medical Debt.  We are donating 15 percent of our total sales  - so all license plates sold from now through Midnight on April 15, 2020 - to RIP Medical Debt.  They will use this donation to purchase past due medical debts from across America.  Let me describe it a bit more.


Like most, I have felt overwhelmed by the situation the coronavirus has created.  It shows us how totally broken our healthcare "system" is here in the U.S.  I have been asking myself  "what can we do to help"?


We are switching gears.  Now it is time to be proactive. The virus reminded me of the overwhelming medical debt that folks end up getting stuck with nowadays.  Even if you think you have healthcare coverage, sometimes you don't!


Many of you will recognize RIP Medical Debt from numerous news stories, like:

PBS NewsHour 12/12/19  Americans Drowning in Medical Debt

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/01/us/medical-debt-campaigns-give-back-trnd/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/05/31/church-pays-medical-bills-debt-rip-medical-debt/1286600001/

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/25/791351694/l-a-church-delivers-big-christmas-gift-to-thousands-of-families-in-southern-cali


RIP Medical Debt was founded in 2014.  Since then, over $1 BILLION in medical debt has been eliminated for the most impoverished;  and over 1 million families have been helped.


The way it works is simple:  RIP Medical Debt buys "tranches" of this medical debt.  For every $100 dollars that they raise, this wipes out $10,000 worth of this debt that folks owed.  So in essence, they kick the debt collectors and the debt to the curb.


So the more license plates we sell, the more we will send to RIP Medical Debt.


We will report the results and announce the contribution after April 15th so that everyone can see what we have been able to raise.  We are the smallest of small companies - but if everyone can do just a little, it all adds up.


I hope you will visit shoplicenseplates.com often, and that you will place our site in your favorite links section in your web browser.  We accept both Square and Amazon Pay in addition to PayPal.


My goal is to continuously offer new license plates for sale, and we are adding new license plates daily.  Let me know if you have comments or questions about our initiative with RIP Medical Debt.


Thank you everyone.  Keep the faith!


Terry