Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 13 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 $500 in
support of 13 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:

  • Central Florida Women’s Learning Center, Apopka. They are a
    non-profit organization that offers training to disadvantaged women in
    their community. Their goal is to provide the necessary training to
    prepare women to enter and succeed in corporate America. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Communities in Schools, Brooksville. Communities In Schools
    (CIS) is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. For
    more than 30 years, CIS has had a focused mission: bringing community
    resources and caring adults into schools, so that all children have
    the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Disston Academy for Progress and Enterprise, Largo. Disston
    Academy’s financial literacy program provides financial education to
    at risk-youth. The program teaches the youth about how to maintain
    checking and savings accounts. The program teaches them how money
    works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that
    person manages it, how he/she invests it and how that person donates
    it to help others. For more information, please visit:
  • Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, Dunedin. They help support
    the Scottish Heritage and Culture of Dunedin, through the visual and
    performance arts of dancing, piping, drumming, and athletics. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, Orlando. In 1999,
    Florida law established the Early Learning Coalition to ensure
    children ages birth to five experienced the benefits of a
    developmentally appropriate, research based early education services
    while respecting the role of the parent as a child’s first teacher.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Eckerd Kids, Clearwater. The Eckerd mission is to provide and
    share solutions that promote the well-being of children and families
    in need of a second chance. Their vision is to ensure that each child
    has the opportunity to succeed. For more information, please visit:
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa. For over 30 years, the
    George Edgecomb Bar Association has tirelessly dedicated itself to the
    advancement of minorities in the legal profession and to increasing
    the profession’s involvement in both community affairs and public
    service. For more information, please visit:
  • Girl Scout Troop #323. They help girls discover their potential
    and develop the skills they need to thrive. Girl Scouting builds girls
    of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better
    place. For more information, please visit:
  • Kids With A Call, Inc., Tampa. A full time Summer Camp and
    tutoring program that engages students, ranging in ages from 5 to 15,
    in educational learning activities, field trips, Taekwondo, music,
    art, health science, social studies, math, character building,
    patriotism, history, and team building. For more information, please
  • Quest, Inc., Tampa & Orlando. Quest, Inc. is Central Florida’s
    most comprehensive provider of services for children and adults with
    developmental disabilities. The mission of Quest is to, through
    quality and innovation, build communities where people with
    disabilities achieve their goals. For more information, please visit:
  • Rotary’s Camp Florida, Inc., Bradenton. Rotary’s Camp Florida
    provides barrier free camping facilities to children and adults with
    special needs. This is a unique camp that allows special needs
    campers, who are electricity dependent, an opportunity to camp in a
    semi-rustic environment. The facility can accommodate campers that use
    wheel chairs and those with specialized medical equipment. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Special Olympics Florida, Clermont. Project UNIFY is an
    education-based project that activates young people as agents of
    change, fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with
    intellectual disabilities. For more information, please visit:
  • The Tampa Film Institute, Inc., Tampa. Family Day for the
    Gasparilla International Film Festival is a free annual event that is
    intended to include families and children in the festival and expose
    them to the arts. 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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