$1 Million in K-12 Support and Counting: ‘Just a Dollar’ at a Time with Amscot Financial 10th Annual Campaign

, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, announces the launch of its tenth annual “Just a
Dollar” campaign, designed to raise funds for school district-wide local
education foundations in the 20 Florida counties where Amscot has

Beginning Saturday, August 1, and continuing throughout the month of
August, Amscot Financial associates will ask each customer if they would
like to voluntarily contribute a dollar to the local education
foundation affiliated with their public school district. Amscot will
track each donation by county so contributions will directly impact
classrooms, students and teachers in the communities where they are
made. Amscot will match the first $10,000 in overall contributions.

Customer contributions and Amscot matches over the past nine years have
added up to $1,035,172 with funds distributed to local education
foundations via the Consortium
of Florida Education Foundations
(CFEF), a Gainesville-based
umbrella organization.

Funds raised on behalf of Florida’s county-wide education foundations
are used to support reading, classroom grant and scholarship programs,
said Mary Chance, CFEF president.

“Amscot has proven to be a significant partner for many of our local
education foundations around the state of Florida,” Chance said. “These
non-profit organizations serve as conduits for private-sector investment
in education. Our foundations focus their funding on areas not provided
for by tax dollars and when school budgets fall short, whether that is
one-on-one help for struggling students or helping a motivated teacher
to provide enrichment experiences for her students.”

Chance credits Amscot for making a continuing commitment to local
education foundations. “Year after year, Amscot encourages everyone to
support education in their community. It’s an outstanding way to
generate more investment in our local schools.”

“We were thrilled to surpass the $1 Million mark in total support last
year,” said Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “This
campaign really resonates with both our customers and our employees,
many of whom have children in local public schools. It’s a powerful
example of the ‘crowd sourcing’ phenomenon of community investment, one
customer and one dollar at a time.”

Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs nearly 2,000 associates who
work at retail branches throughout the state and at the corporate
headquarters in Tampa.

Amscot Financial’s service centers are open seven days a week, typically
Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Select Amscot locations are open 24 hours a day. The company
currently operates retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco,
Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola,
Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, Marion, Citrus, Flagler, Broward, and
Miami-Dade counties.

About Amscot Financial

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of
convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, including cash
advances, check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, prepaid access
cards and money orders. Amscot Financial currently operates 237 retail
financial service centers throughout Florida and employs about 2,000
employees. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay
Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work for five
years (2008-2012). For more information on Amscot’s products and
services, community involvement, and career opportunities, please visit
the company’s website at www.Amscot.com.


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Media contact:
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