Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 11 Non-Profit Service Groups

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $500 in
support of 11 different non-profit service organizations located in the
Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

Amscot also donated kid’s bike helmets to Lake County Schools, Toys
for Tots Pinellas County
, Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club, Orlando
Federal Credit Union Family Fun Day
, Christmas for Kids at Eckerd
, and the Town of Cutler Bay “Tour de Parks.”

“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:

  • The ALS Association, St. Petersburg. The Greater Tampa Bay Walk
    to Defeat ALS is on March 5, 2016 and will raise money for research
    and patient services and promote ALS awareness. For more information,
    please visit:
  • American Cancer Society – Relay for Life, Melbourne. The Relay
    for Life is a program of the American Cancer Society that raises funds
    for the fight against cancer. This is a community event that
    celebrates life, remembers those who we have lost to cancer, and
    fights back! For more information, please visit:
  • Boys & Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler, DeLand. The existence
    of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties is based on
    partnerships and has a rich history of collaborations with local
    public and faith based partners. All Clubs were established in
    disadvantaged communities where need is greatest and where we can make
    the greatest impact. For more than 23 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of
    Volusia/Flagler Counties has been in the forefront of youth
    development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic,
    social, and family circumstances. For more information, please visit:
  • Casselberry Elementary PTSA, Casselberry. Casselberry
    Elementary PTSA is a private, non-profit organization of parents,
    teachers, students, and community members who strive to better the
    lives of children. For more information, please visit:
  • Champions for Children, Tampa. Kids on the Block (KOTB) is a
    troupe of educational puppets that perform personal safety education
    shows about Child Abuse Prevention and Bullies & School Safety for
    Hillsborough County public and private elementary school students. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Heart & Heart Community Outreach, Orlando. Their event on
    December 19, 2015 provided toys, gifts and refreshments for over 112
    kids from the inner city community they serve. These youth are
    participants in their youth soccer program and are from families they
    serve through their weekly food distribution program. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis. The Art-A-Fare 2016 is
    LEMA’s gala fundraiser, supporting the museum’s educational and
    programmatic missions. It is scheduled for March 5, 2016, from 6-9pm,
    and features an online art auction, gala dinner, and much more. For
    more information, please visit:
  • National Technical Association, Kennedy Space Center. The
    purpose of the National Technical Association (NTA) is to assure
    science and technology serve the needs of disadvantaged communities
    at-risk. NTA members are African American NASA Engineers and other
    professionals who created technical programs like “the rocket force”
    aerospace program, “Project STAR” and “STEM Tech Neighborhood Academy”
    after school programs to expose disadvantaged youth to safe and fun
    hands-on learning activities during unsupervised hours after school.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Palmetto Youth Center, Palmetto. They provide a safe and
    wholesome environment in their community where its members – young and
    old – can learn, achieve, and succeed in positive and productive ways.
    They target youth before they are introduced to drugs, and crime, and
    other unhealthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit:
  • Plant City Black Heritage Celebration, Inc., Plant City. The
    Plant City Black Heritage Celebration Inc. is pleased to announce that
    the 2016 Black Heritage Educational and Cultural Festival is scheduled
    for February 12- 14, 2016. This event coincides with Black History
    Month and provides a great opportunity for the Plant City community to
    honor the rich cultural history of African American nationally and as
    importantly locally. For more information, please visit
  • Where Love Grows, Tampa. Where Love Grows leads the crusade
    against childhood hunger in their community. They currently have two
    programs to support this mission, one of which is their very
    successful family dinner night event. 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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