Montana Motorcyclists are helping to bring hope to critically ill children just by getting their license plate. Montana Department of Justice Spokeswoman Anastasia Burton says nearly 45,000 dollars has been saved up so far.

"Those funds are available thanks to the  sale of a special motorcycle license plate called 'chrome for kids,'" said Burton. "We started selling those plates through our Motor Vehicle Division in 2008 and we were able to award almost $53,000 in grants.  We know that that they helped 29 critically-ill kiddos and their families."

The last batch of funds were dispersed in 2013, but before this round of grants can go out, the Motor Vehicle Division needs to get some grant requests.

"More funds have accumulated thorough sales of subsequent plates and so now we are asking any Montana non-profits that serves the needs of critically ill kiddos to go ahead and apply to our Motor Vehicle Division by October 30, 2015," Burton said.

The funds will go toward helping severely ill Montana kids fulfill a variety of special wishes, including vacations to theme parks, trips to sports games, as well as financial assistance to improve daily life.

Applications can be submitted to the attention of the Montana Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division Administrator at PO Box 201430, Helena, Montana 59620-1430; or emailed to For more information, call (406) 444-3638.