Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 12 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 $250 to $3,000 in
support of 12 different non-profit service organizations located in the
Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

“At Amscot, we want to be more than just a good business. We want to be
a neighbor that stays involved in the community,” says Ian MacKechnie,
Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “Helping local organizations is a
good way to do that.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • AMIkids Tampa Inc, Tampa. They have been providing education
    and prevention services to young men ages 11-17 in the Tampa Bay area
    since 1971. Their combination of counseling, educational, and
    treatment services, known as the AMIkids Personal Growth Model©,
    provides a comprehensive, long-term approach to reintegrating youth
    into the local community. The nationally regarded model is built
    around the “kids-first” philosophy; focusing on consistently creating
    positive opportunities for kids to ensure their success. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Belmont Heights Little League Inc, Tampa. They are the
    most successful Little League program in the United States, with more
    championships than any other program. BHLL was founded in the middle
    of low income government project housing in 1968. They are a top
    producer of Professional and College athletes and have been inclusive
    and non-discriminating. For more information, please visit:
  • Camaraderie Foundation, Orlando. Their mission is “to
    provide healing for the invisible wounds of war through counseling,
    emotional and spiritual support for all branches of Military Service
    members, Veterans and their families.” Since 2009, they have provided
    over 1,000 veterans and/or families with free counseling assistance
    and served over 6,000 Service members, Veterans and their families
    through outreach events, the Mentor Leadership Program and counseling.
    They’ve partnered with numerous community agencies to bring awareness
    and education about the critical issue of Post-Traumatic Stress
    Disorder (PTSD) and the devastating impact of invisible wounds of war
    on Military families. For more information, please visit:
  • Dress for Success Tampa Bay, Tampa. They promote the economic
    independence of women by providing professional attire, a network of
    support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and
    in life. They service women who are referred by more than 200
    organizations, including domestic violence agencies, homeless shelters
    and job-training programs. For more information, please visit:
  • Eta Nu Education Foundation, Pembroke Pines. 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:
  • Leesburg Police Department’s National Night Out, Leesburg. On
    October 2nd, 2018, they will host Leesburg’s National Night Out. It is
    a community-building campaign that promotes police-community
    partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, by promoting involvement in
    crime prevention activities to make neighborhoods safer and a better
    place to live. National Night Out provides a great opportunity to
    bring police, community service providers, and neighbors together
    under positive circumstances. For more information, please visit:
  • The Miami Police Athletic League, Miami. They foster a positive
    relationship between the Miami Police Department and the youth of the
    City of Miami through educational activities, athletics and
    mentorship. They offer a safe and healthy environment for its youth,
    allowing them to develop academically, socially, mentally and
    physically. Through positive interactions and mentoring, they provide
    the youth with tools they need in order to achieve a successful
    future. For more information, please visit:
  • Mount Dora Police Department National Night Out, Mount Dora.
    This is a community effort event in which they promote crime
    prevention, safety, and community involvement. For more information,
    please visit:
  • The Patrick Brett Foundation, St. Petersburg. The Foundation
    was named in memory of Patrick Brett, a University of Florida student
    and St. Petersburg resident who was ambitious, a leader among his
    peers, and one who believed in others. Creating the foundation and
    scholarship in his name is a tribute to Patrick’s vision that all can
    achieve no matter what obstacles one may face. Today the foundation
    works with St. Petersburg College to support students who need a
    “Fresh Start” or a do-over. For more information, please visit:
  • Police Athletic League of Davie Inc., Davie. Their program is
    designed to bridge the gap between youth and the Police Dept. through
    educational and athletic activities. They have an event every year
    that raises money for such programs. Their triathlon is in its 5th
    season with two races per year. The event consists of a run, bike, and
    swimming race starting with kids from four years old all the way to
    adults over 70 years old. For more information, please visit:
  • RCS Pinellas, Clearwater. Their mission is to feed the hungry,
    help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency and
    empower survivors of domestic violence. They serve 130,000 men, women
    and children, provide 3.7 million pounds of food, 550 individuals with
    temporary housing, serves 17,000 individuals through RCS Outreach
    Center, provide shelter to over 250 women and children and 11 families
    with long-term affordable housing annually. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Walk On Cancer Support Group, Inc., Palm Coast. They provide
    support, encouragement, information and resources to cancer survivors.
    They meet monthly for support, providing information to the newly
    diagnosed, and dinners to those too sick to take care of themselves.
    Gift cards are given for gas, groceries and restaurants to help ease
    the burden of the extra financial strain placed upon families. 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 236 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) & was recently named as one of Americas’ Best Midsize
Employers by Forbes. 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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