TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $2,500 in support of 12 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:
- Barrington Middle School FFA, Riverview. The program serves 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who have an interest in the agriculture industry or becoming a better leader. Members study and compete in competitions at local, state and national levels to better their selves. For more information, please contact the school at: (813) 659-7266
- CDC of Tampa, Tampa. They create opportunities by deploying comprehensive community development strategies that connect workforce development, housing and real estate with education, resident leadership and community safety to drive economic prosperity. For more information, please visit: www.cdcoftampa.org
- Children's Home Society of Florida - Central Florida Division, Maitland. When children in foster care turn 18, they are considered adults. These teens, become responsible for all of life's necessities including shelter, food and clothing without any support systems. CHS of Florida provides services to help former foster youth achieve their independent living goals. For more information, please visit: www.chsfl.org
- Course of Action Puerto Rico, Valrico. The grant will go towards supporting those affected by Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit: www.coafoundation.org
- Easterseals Florida, Orlando. The Murray Child Development Center is one of the programs they provide consisting of inclusive, high-quality child care and developmental programming for children with disabilities/special needs as well as typically developing children, from birth to five years of age. For more information, please visit: www.easterseals.com/florida
- Great Explorations Children's Museum, St. Petersburg. They serve high-risk populations in their community via Museum InReach, impacting children on-site at our museum, and Outreaches, where the museum brings educational programs directly into schools, centers and community events. For more information, please visit: www.greatex.org
- Midtown Academy's Girls on the Run Program, St. Petersburg. The families they serve face many challenges including poverty, community violence, mental health issues, absent parents, and lack of positive role models. Their goal at Midtown Academy is to make various enrichment programs available for our students that can help inspire them and help them achieve success all the way up through college, career, and life. For more information, please visit: www.pcsb.org/midtown
- Pace Center for Girls, Jacksonville. They provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. For more information, please visit: www.pacecenter.org
- Pinellas Opportunity Council, St. Petersburg. They help alleviate conditions of poverty, revitalize local communities, and promote self-sufficiency by mobilizing resources to develop and implement programs that deliver an array of services to address various individual, family and community needs. For more information, please visit: www.poc-inc.org
- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Gainesville. Their program serves at-risk families and individuals by providing assistance for overdue bills. For more information, please call: (352) 589-6572
- University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc., Tampa. The UACDC serves the University Area Community, where high crime, poverty and a lack of basic resources has plagued the area for decades. Of those served, 95% are below poverty level. They work to improve the economic, educational and social levels of the community through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Funds provided through grants, private contributions and public appropriations help residents participate in most programs free of charge. For more information, please visit: www.uacdc.org
- Wheels of Success, Inc., Tampa. They help families obtain or continue work by providing them with reliable transportation through a program of car repairs, vehicle replacement, related licensing services, car payments, down payments and car-care classes in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. For more information, please visit: www.wheelsofsuccess.org
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 www.Amscot.com.