Time is running out to help United Ability and 5 groups make distinctive car tag list. Deadline is May 31

United Ability Car Tag
Screenshot of Claire Haynie from the United Ability website.

Alabama is famous for its distinctive license plates. At last count, there are over 100 different type of tags supporting conservation (Forever Wild & locally Cahaba River Society), universities, medical support and research, military veterans and even fraternities and sororities.

Cahaba River Society - Birmingham, Alabama
Latest version of the Cahaba River Society specialty tag

New Groups

Each year, new groups try to join the list of distinctive license plates offered annually, which can bring in thousands of dollars for their cause.

To make the list, organizations must secure 250 or 1000 (depending on the kind of tags) commitments by Alabama vehicle owners to purchase a tag. The deadline to make the commitment is May 31, 2019.


Currently, according to the Alabama Motor Vehicle Title Registration and Insurance Portal, six groups are facing the upcoming Friday deadline.

They are:

United Ability
Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama
Alabama Horse Tag Association (Equine Tag)
Hunting Heritage Foundation (Hunt Alabama)


Photo by Terry D Brandebourg from Outdoor Alabama Flickr

Central Alabama Community Foundation  – Thank a Lineman
Alabama World Language and Educational Foundation – World Language Education

United Ability

The Haynie family. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

This past winter, Bham Now profiled Claire Haynie and her family’s efforts to secure commitments for a United Ability car tag.

The story described United Ability’s programs which includes:


Hand in Hand Early Intervention – children from birth to age 3 and their families receiving holistic training and therapy in each child’s natural environment—at no cost to the family.

Hand in Hand Early Learning – children ages 6 weeks to 5 years attending the nationally-accredited program where children with and without disabilities learn and play side by side.

LINCPoint Adult Day Program and Employment Services – programs for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities.


Make a Commitment Today

Will United Ability or the five other organizations make the magical number of commitments?  Only 4 days remain.

Learn how to make a commitment. Here is the “Tag Pre-commitment Manual” from the Motor Vehicle Registration .

And for the list of groups needing commitments by May 31st, with an easy link to make that commitment – go – HERE.


Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.