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.

“There are too many individuals out there facing steep challenges in
life with very little help,” says Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of
Amscot Financial. “By supporting these organizations, we’re able to
pitch in and help change that.”

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Arab American Community Center of Florida Inc., Orlando. They
    are dedicated to providing services that meet the community’s
    economic, social, and cultural needs. For more information, please
  • Best Buddies Friendship Walk, Tampa. Their programs empower the
    special abilities of people with intellectual and developmental
    disabilities by helping them form meaningful friendships with their
    peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public
    speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by
    society. For more information, please visit:
  • Christian Fellowship Community Development, Miami. For the past
    three years they have held a summer camp for the low income community
    which they serve. The program exposes the children to different venues
    via field trips and educational adventures to help keep the children
    off the streets during the summer months.
  • City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc., Tampa. They will
    be sponsoring a Golf Tournament to award $24,000 in scholarships to
    graduating high school seniors and adults that are attending
    Vocational and Technical Schools. For more information, please visit:
  • Covenant Children’s Home, Dunnellon. A safe refuge for children
    who are in dire need of a place to call home, they are responsive to
    the individual needs of each child who crosses their doorstep. Their
    goal is to provide the stability of a traditional family environment;
    hopefully ensuring that the children mature into caring, responsible,
    and productive members of society. For more information, please visit:
  • Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, Crystal River.
    Florida’s School Readiness Program offers financial assistance to
    low-income families for early education and care so their young
    children can do well in school in the future and the families can
    become financially self-sufficient. For more information, please
  • Foundation for the Civilly Disadvantaged, DBA FCD Missions,
    Tampa. The FCD Missions’ Global Birth Defects Initiative serves the
    unborn, the newly born, people living with debilitating birth defects,
    and their families. Its focus is on the urgent matters of research,
    education, care, prevention, treatments and assistance for babies and
    their families in the United States and around the world. For more
    information, please visit:
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa. Every year the George
    Edgecomb Bar Association hosts its annual scholarship Banquet to raise
    money to help high school students attend college. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Goodwill Industries-Suncoast,Inc., St. Petersburg. The
    Bookworks Program helps foster a love of reading among kids who may
    not have books of their own. For more information, please visit:
  • Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, Clearwater. They bring
    community volunteers, corporate donors, civic organizations and faith
    groups together to build affordable homes for struggling, low income
    families and individuals throughout Pinellas County. For more
    information, please visit:
  • High Risk Hope, Tampa. They provide support, encouragement,
    information and resources to women and families who are experiencing a
    high risk pregnancy resulting in hospital bed rest, potential
    premature birth and neonatal intensive care after delivery. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Kids With A Call, Inc., Tampa. An educational summer program
    that stimulates the minds of students aged 5 to 15 in the Tampa Bay
    area with enrichment activities in whole language literacy, nutrition,
    bible, music, chorus, art, field trips and martial arts. For more
    information, please visit:
  • The Links, Inc. – Tampa Chapter, Tampa. The Links is one of the
    nation’s premiere volunteer service organizations of women who are
    committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and
    economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African
    ancestry. For more information, please visit:
  • Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition, Tampa. They encourage cultural
    awareness of their history through education by means of events and
    activities that will help perpetuate unity in every community
    throughout the nation. For more information, please visit:
  • Titusville High School, Titusville. Project Graduation 2018
    provides this year’s graduating class a safe, drug and alcohol free
    night to celebrate a very big milestone in their life’s journey. 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 237 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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