Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 15 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 $2,000 in
support of 15 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:

  • 2nd Chance Center 4 Boyz, Tampa. They work with at-risk boys as
    young as 9 years old that have experienced some type of involvement in
    the juvenile justice system. They provide services such as character
    development, academic enrichment, mentoring, community service
    opportunities, and positive out of school activities. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Early Learning Coalition of Pasco/Hernando, Spring Hill. They
    administer early learning programs for nearly 13,000 children annually
    within their communities. The children are served through the
    Coalition’s two main programs – School Readiness, a financial
    assistance program for working families, and the State of Florida’s
    Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program for all 4 and 5-year old
    children. For more information, please visit:
  • Eta Nu Education Foundation, Pompano Beach. They provide young
    males with the guidance and support needed to reach their full
    potential by developing the necessary skills to be successful. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Faces of Courage, Tampa. The grant will go towards Santa’s
    Workshop Weekend camp for children diagnosed with cancer and blood
    disorders. This no cost weekend sleepover camp for children ages 2-12
    provides a (medically supervised) weekend with other children who face
    the same medical issues. The patients and their siblings are allowed
    to get outdoors and experience traditional camping opportunities like
    canoeing, fishing, archery, camp fires, arts and crafts and t-shirt
    tie dying. For more information, please visit:
  • FAMU, Seminole County. The Seminole County Alumni Chapter
    serves as an extension of the Florida A&M University National Alumni
    Association. They support the interests of the University but focus on
    the educational needs of students in the Seminole County area. Each
    year their Chapter provides local scholarships ranging from $500-$1000
    to students attending the University. For more information, please
  • The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Sarasota. They serve
    children from birth through 8 years old that need therapies and
    support for developmental delays, mental health problems, behavior
    challenges and more. For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches and HCSO Charities, Inc., Tampa.
    Founded in 1957, The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches has been improving
    the lives of at-risk children through its six Florida locations and
    comprehensive programs. The Sheriffs Youth Ranches is credited with
    helping more than 136,000 children and families in Florida. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Friends of Tampa Firefighters, Tampa. Funds raised will be used
    to establish firefighter memorials, dedications and programs
    benefiting the Tampa Bay area. The organization will also offer
    training programs and provide logistical support, and subject matter
    experts to raise the level of competence of area firefighters. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Greater Melbourne Police Athletic League, Melbourne. They
    enhance the community and empower youth by building teamwork through
    educational enrichment programs and youth sports activities. These
    programs also focus on developing leadership skills, improve
    communication skills, and teach youth to respect others. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Ocala. Habitat for
    Humanity of Marion County has built over 220 homes, rehabilitated
    numerous homes and has helped veterans obtain the home of their
    dreams. For more information, please visit:
  • Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs. Through its
    exhibitions, programs, and expanding collection of 20th and 21st
    century art, the museum strives to engage and inspire the diverse
    community by providing opportunities for education, enlightenment,
    interpretation, and research to students, scholars, and visitors. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Petals of Hope Foundation, Inc., Orlando. They are dedicated to
    community services throughout Orange County and address needs with
    programs in three target areas: health, education and social welfare.
    For more information, please visit:
  • St. Petersburg PD National Night Out & National Association of Town
    St. Petersburg. They are a crime prevention organization
    consisting of a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood
    watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention
    associations and concerned citizens who are dedicated to the
    development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across
    the nation. For more information, please visit:
  • Susan Komen Foundation, St. Petersburg. They address breast
    cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global
    outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest
    impact against this disease. For more information, please visit:
  • The Tiny Hands Foundation, Sarasota. The Back-to-School
    Backpack Brigade provides 1,600 Sarasota and Bradenton community
    children in need with new backpacks filled with school supplies at the
    Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota. This initiative immediately and
    directly benefits thousands of local school children in need. 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 238 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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Alexandra Bustos, 813-637-6277