Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 12 Organizations

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#givingwednesday–Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $1,500 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:

  • 100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale. The
    Leadership Academy’s mission is to equip young men with the skills
    necessary to succeed in life as well as an understanding and passion
    to give back to their communities. They provide $1000 annual
    scholarship for each young man that participates in the academy for
    more than a year and enrolls in a college or trade school. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Eckerd Kids, Clearwater. They have given much needed second
    chances to more than 168,000 children and families since 1968. They
    currently serve over 25,000 children & families each year through
    life-changing child welfare, juvenile’s justice, workforce development
    and behavioral health programs. For more information, please visit:
  • The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Inc., Sarasota. They
    provide prevention and early intervention services to young children
    and their families at risk for academic, social, and economic failure
    decreasing risk factors related to child abuse and neglect, academic
    and developmental delay, and behavioral and mental health disorders
    that create added costs to society. For more information, please
  • Florida Police Athletic League, Jacksonville. They combat
    juvenile delinquency, drug & alcohol abuse, create a bond between
    youth and law enforcement and provide funds for educational training
    and athletic competitions. For more information, please visit:
  • H.O.P.E., Tampa. Their mission is to promote justice, fairness,
    and the dignity of people by engaging and training community members
    to act effectively together to achieve long term resolution to serious
    community problems. For more information, please visit:
  • Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs. Through its
    exhibitions, programs and expanding collection of 20th and 21st
    century art, the museum strives to engage and inspire their diverse
    community by providing opportunities for education, enlightenment,
    interpretation and research to students, scholars and visitors. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Miami Gardens Police Department, Miami Gardens. The National
    Night Out Celebration is a nation-wide attendance of 38 million people
    from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military
    bases world-wide will come together to promote a Police-Community
    Partnership through crime and violence prevention, drug awareness and
    neighborhood unity. The event will take place August 2, 2016 from 6:00
    pm to 9:00 pm at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami
    Gardens and will consist of a live gospel concert, free food, music, a
    children’s carnival and family oriented games. For more information,
    please visit:
  • PACE Center for GirlsHillsborough, Tampa. PACE Center
    for Girls is an organization that employs a gender-specific program
    model to change the life trajectory of at risk middle and high school
    girls through counseling, education, life skills training, and social
    services; empowering girls to create success at home, in school, and
    in the community. For more information, please visit:
  • Seminole County Victim’s Right Coalition, Inc. – SafeHouse of
    Lake Monroe. The SafeHouse Cooking, Healthy Eating and
    Fitness Program helps children living in the emergency shelter for
    survivors of domestic violence receive the knowledge and skills about
    nutrition and physical exercise, the learning fosters healthy eating
    and increases activity during and after their shelter stay. The
    likelihood of being overweight or obese is greater among individuals
    experiencing homelessness. For more information, please visit:
  • The Tiny Hands Foundation, Sarasota. The 3rd Annual
    Back-to-School Backpack Brigade will provide 1,500 community children
    in need with new backpacks filled with school supplies to begin their
    school year. For more information, please visit:
  • We’re HERE To HELP, Inc., Tampa. Their mission is to guide
    economically and academically challenged students as they complete
    requirements for post-secondary credentials. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Wheelchairs 4 Kids, Inc., Tarpon Springs. They are dedicated to
    improve the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing
    wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications, and other assistive and
    therapeutic devices. 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 239 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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