Tax Collector’s Office Celebrates the #GivingTuesday Spirit All Year Long
CLEARWATER, FL – The agency best known for collecting property taxes and issuing driver licenses is also dedicated to giving back to the community. Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas is pleased to announce all office locations will partner with the following nonprofit organizations in 2018 to promote their causes:
- Donate Life Florida
- Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
- Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute
- Lauren’s Kids
- Pinellas Education Foundation
- Preserve Vision Florida
Nonprofits were selected through an application process with an emphasis on each organization’s mission and local impact. All benefit from specialty license plate sales and “Organ Donor” license designations. Nonprofits will work directly with the Tax Collector’s Office to promote their cause and may offer incentives to the public for purchasing their specialty plates.
In addition, the Tax Collector’s Office spearheads Kids Tag Art Pinellas, where fifth grade students at Pinellas County schools design original front license plates. Now in its third year, Kids Tag Art Pinellas has raised $100,000 for school art programs and a Fine Arts scholarship fund at St. Petersburg College. Plates can be purchased for $15 at kidstagartpinellas.org. The deadline to buy a tag in time for the holidays is Thursday, November 30. Tags will continue to be on sale online through the end of the school year.
The Tax Collector’s Office also encourages charitable giving through its “Jeans Because We Care” program. On select Fridays, employees donate $3 to dress down in blue jeans. The money collected throughout 2017 will be donated to John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.
ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. The Office received the 2013 Governor’s Sterling Award and the 2016 Governor’s Sterling Sustained Excellence Award for performance excellence. For more information visit www.taxcollect.com/news.