Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 16 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 $1,000 in
support of 16 different non-profit service organizations located in the
Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

“We want to make a positive impact on the communities we serve and
partnering with key organizations helps us to achieve that,” says Ian
MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Advocates for Safer Communities, Inc., Riverview. The program
    provides support to victims and co-victims of violent crime tragedies
    and serves youth and families in general through intervention and
    prevention workshops and motivational presentations with an emphasis
    on anti-crime, anti-gun, anti-gang and personal safety. For more
    information, please call (813) 414-1001
  • A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Brandon. They provide emergency
    residential services to children from infancy to age 17 who have been
    removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida – East Altamonte Branch, Altamonte
    Springs. They provide services daily to approximately 130 at-risk
    youth, free of charge. The summer session operates under a Federal
    Grant Program called 21st Century which offers math, science, reading,
    and other educational activities. For more information, please visit:
  • Dress for Success Tampa Bay, Inc., Tampa. Their mission is to
    empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network
    of support, professional attire and the development tools to help
    women thrive in work and in life. For more information, please visit:
  • Easter Seals Florida, Inc., Orlando. The Murray Child
    Development Center provides inclusive high quality early literacy,
    therapies and developmental programming for children with
    disabilities/special needs as well as typically developing children,
    from birth to 5 years of age. For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Association for the Education of Young Children, Tampa.
    Advocates for quality early childhood education. The Florida
    Association for the Education of Young Children’s 3000 members serve
    in all levels of early childhood education, working directly with
    thousands of families with children. For more information, please
  • Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation, Tallahassee. Their
    mission is to provide additional resources for the Guardian ad Litem
    Program, its volunteers, and its affiliated circuit non-profit
    organizations in order to promote Guardian ad Litem representation for
    abused, abandoned and neglected children in Florida’s dependency
    system. For more information, please visit:
  • Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties
    Bartow. They promote and support healthy pregnancies,
    babies, and families by providing a maternal and child health system
    of care through community partnerships. For more information, please
  • Hillsborough Literacy Council, Tampa. They are a
    volunteer-based nonprofit organization committed to helping adults
    achieve basic reading and writing skills as well as English
    comprehension and communication skills. For more information, please
  • Leesburg Police Department’s National Night Out, Leesburg. On
    October 4, 2016, the Leesburg Police Department will host Leesburg’s
    National Night Out at Susan Street Complex between the hours of 5 p.m.
    and 8 p.m. National Night Out is a community-building campaign that
    promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Mount Dora Police Department National Night Out, Mount Dora. On
    October 4, 2016, the Mount Dora Police Department will be hosting
    their National Night Out at Target in Mount Dora. National Night Out
    promotes crime prevention, safety, and community involvement. For more
    information, please email:
  • Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The Museum of Fine Arts
    will collaborate with educators from the Pinellas County School
    District for an Art Mobile that will highlight the Museum’s diverse
    collection and align Florida’s Next Generation State Standards in
    Visual Arts and connect to Florida State Standards in English and
    Language Arts. For more information, please visit:
  • Pasco Mental Health Foundation, Inc., Pasco. The voucher
    program pays for mental health evaluation, counseling, therapy,
    medication and transportation to improve quality of life for anyone
    suffering from a mental health issue -whether mild or severe. For more
    information, please visit:
  • P&P Helping Hand Foundation, Inc., Frostproof. They host a
    yearly Community Christmas where they collect donations from
    companies, other organizations, and businesses to give to the
    under-served families in their community. They have assisted over 350
    families with food, clothes, toys and other items that the
    under-served families needed to help make their Christmas a success.
    For more information, please visit:
  • The Children’s Home, Inc., Tampa. They provide a safe,
    nurturing environment for children ages 6-17 who have been abused,
    abandoned and neglected and have nowhere else to turn. The home
    provides mental health services to help the child overcome the effects
    of abuse and neglect, educational programs to help the child stay on
    pace in school and activity programs to develop a healthy lifestyle.
    For more information, please visit:
  • St. Petersburg Police Department, St. Petersburg. The St.
    Petersburg Police Department is “Giving Crime a Going Away Party” at
    the annual National Night Out . The event will take place October 4,
    2016 in the parking lot of Gateway Target, 8151 Dr. Martin Luther
    King, Jr. St. North, St. Petersburg. For more information, please

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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