Amscot Supports Program That Mobilizes and Empowers Local Residents with Refurbished Vehicles

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#givingwednesday–Amscot Financial recently donated $2,500 to help Wheels of Success
during its 12 Cars of Christmas program. The program offers refurbished
vehicles to working families who need reliable transportation but could
not otherwise afford it.

Amscot’s contribution was used to repair a 2004 Toyota Highlander to
excellent driving condition so that a single mom, Tanisha, could have
reliable transportation for getting to work, doctor visits and the
grocery store. Tanisha cares for a special needs child and also took
custody of her niece and nephew when her grandmother died. Trying to get
by on public transportation was extremely difficult.

“There are a lot of hardworking people out there facing extraordinary
challenges,” says Ian MacKechnie, Amscot’s founder, chairman and CEO.
“This program makes a difference by offering individuals like Tanisha
the tools to succeed.”

Tanisha’s vehicle was the tenth vehicle offered through this year’s 12
Cars of Christmas program. The 2004 Toyota Highlander is worth
approximately $7,550 according to its listed NADA book value, but
through the program Tanisha is able to purchase it for $1,500, making
payments of $125 a month for one year.

The Wheels of Success organization obtains vehicles through purchase or
donations then has them restored to good running condition. Individuals
chosen to participate in the program make monthly payments based on
their ability to pay. Since 2003, Wheels of Success has given away 953
vehicles.

Amscot Financial has 237 branch locations throughout Florida. The
company offers check cashing, cash advances, and free money orders along
with a host of other convenient financial services, 365 days a year.

Contacts

Amscot Financial
Alexandra Bustos, 813-637-6277
abustos@amscotfinancial.com