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 $1,000 in
support of 11 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,” says
Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “Partnering with
key organizations helps us to achieve that.”

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Cypress Elementary School, New Port Richey. The Positive
    Behavior System (PBIS) is a school wide behavior plan to encourage all
    students to follow behavior expectations by rewarding the positive,
    and establishing individualized plans for students as required. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Dress for Success Tampa Bay, Tampa. The Going Places Network is
    a job search training program that assists disadvantaged women with
    their job search efforts by providing them with the career development
    tools they need to help them thrive in work and in life. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Faces of Courage Cancer Camps, Tampa. A medically supervised
    yearly weekend camp for children diagnosed with any type of cancer or
    blood disorder and their well siblings, at no cost to the families.
    The children do traditional camping activities like canoeing, tie dye,
    archery, arts and crafts, drumming, ice cream socials and lots more.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Greater Mt. Carmel Development Corp, Tampa. Using Dance as an
    instrument for children to achieve success, while learning the
    benefits of exercise and discipline. For more information, please
  • R. W. Saunders Public Library Foundation, Tampa. They focus on
    improving the conditions of children by educational, cultural and
    social opportunities. For more information, please visit:
  • Hernando County Parks & Recreation Dept., Brooksville. The
    25th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival is a family/fun/SAFE Halloween
    event offering costume contests for pets/children ages 0-12, hay
    rides, a haunted house, carnival-type games for children, food & local
    talent entertainment. The event date is Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday,
    Oct. 24. For more information, please visit:
  • Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg. On, October 8, 2015, 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:
  • Middleton High School Robotics, Tampa. They are an organization
    that brings together students with varied socio-economic backgrounds,
    nationalities, ethnicities, genders and life experiences. These
    students have common goals: to learn together, to help each other, to
    better themselves, to help the community at large and to compete on a
    competitive level. For more information, please visit:
  • Tampa Bay Black Chambers of Commerce, Tampa. Brings together
    local business owners, corporations, Not for Profit/ for Profit
    organizations along with entrepreneurs, vendors and the Tampa Bay
    community partnering and providing job opportunities, community
    growth, health & wellness awareness and finance & wealth management.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Umoja, Tampa. They will be taking 40 middle and high school
    aged students (and chaperones) from East Tampa to visit Edward Waters
    College in Jacksonville, FL. This college tour will be a first-hand
    view as well as an opportunity to learn about college life, programs,
    and academics offered by the institution. Edward Waters College’s
    offers all interested students an option to attend college if they
    desire to do so. For more information, please visit
  • The BIG Entertainment Group Inc., Sarasota. The B.I.G.
    Entertainment Group will host an elegant night of music, dinner and
    dancing for daughters of all ages and their fathers or father figures
    @ PTC – St. Pete Campus. This event is a community event which aims to
    create lasting memories as we celebrate the special bond between dads
    and daughters. Strong families strengthen communities. 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 about 1,800
employees. 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


Amscot Financial
Alex Bustos, 813-637-6277