Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 12 Non-Profit Service Groups

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#givingwednesday–Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $2,500 in
support of 12 different non-profit service organizations located in the
Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.


“Helping others is important to all of us at Amscot, that’s why we
continue to partner with those organizations who work hard to make a
difference in the lives of those who need it most,” said Ian MacKechnie,
Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Barrington Middle School FFA, Riverview. The program serves
    6th, 7th and 8th grade students who have an interest in the
    agriculture industry or becoming a better leader. Members study and
    compete in competitions at local, state and national levels to better
    their selves. For more information, please contact the school at:
    (813) 659-7266
  • CDC of Tampa, Tampa. They create opportunities by deploying
    comprehensive community development strategies that connect workforce
    development, housing and real estate with education, resident
    leadership and community safety to drive economic prosperity. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida – Central Florida Division, Maitland.
    When children in foster care turn 18, they are considered adults.
    These teens, become responsible for all of life’s necessities
    including shelter, food and clothing without any support systems. CHS
    of Florida provides services to help former foster youth achieve their
    independent living goals. For more information, please visit:
  • Course of Action Puerto Rico, Valrico. The grant will go
    towards supporting those affected by Hurricane Maria on the island of
    Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit:
  • Easterseals Florida, Orlando. The Murray Child Development
    Center is one of the programs they provide consisting of inclusive,
    high-quality child care and developmental programming for children
    with disabilities/special needs as well as typically developing
    children, from birth to five years of age. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St. Petersburg. They
    serve high-risk populations in their community via Museum InReach,
    impacting children on-site at our museum, and Outreaches, where the
    museum brings educational programs directly into schools, centers and
    community events. For more information, please visit:
  • Midtown Academy’s Girls on the Run Program, St. Petersburg. The
    families they serve face many challenges including poverty, community
    violence, mental health issues, absent parents, and lack of positive
    role models. Their goal at Midtown Academy is to make various
    enrichment programs available for our students that can help inspire
    them and help them achieve success all the way up through college,
    career, and life. For more information, please visit:
  • Pace Center for Girls, Jacksonville. They provide girls and
    young women an opportunity for a better future through education,
    counseling, training and advocacy. For more information, please visit:
  • Pinellas Opportunity Council, St. Petersburg. They help
    alleviate conditions of poverty, revitalize local communities, and
    promote self-sufficiency by mobilizing resources to develop and
    implement programs that deliver an array of services to address
    various individual, family and community needs. For more information,
    please visit:
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Gainesville. Their program
    serves at-risk families and individuals by providing assistance for
    overdue bills. For more information, please call: (352) 589-6572
  • University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc., Tampa.
    The UACDC serves the University Area Community, where high crime,
    poverty and a lack of basic resources has plagued the area for
    decades. Of those served, 95% are below poverty level. They work to
    improve the economic, educational and social levels of the community
    through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Funds
    provided through grants, private contributions and public
    appropriations help residents participate in most programs free of
    charge. For more information, please visit:
  • Wheels of Success, Inc., Tampa. They help families obtain or
    continue work by providing them with reliable transportation through a
    program of car repairs, vehicle replacement, related licensing
    services, car payments, down payments and car-care classes in
    Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. For more information,
    please visit:

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 238 retail
financial service centers throughout Florida and employs close to 2,000
associates. 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


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