Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 8 Non-Profit Service Groups

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#okwithamscot–Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $1,000 in
support of 8 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 and
partnering with key organizations helps us to achieve that,” says Ian
MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Bacon Builders 4-H FIRST LEGO League Robotics Team, Orlando.
    Their team of 9-14 year olds became the Central Florida Champions this
    year, while competing against teams from 8 counties. They represented
    Florida at the Razorback International Invitational in May and have
    demoed robots at 12 locations this year, including the Orlando
    MakerFaire, Lockheed Martin E-Week, NASA Robotic Mining Competition,
    CSC Conference, Casselberry Family Fun Day, Star Wars Reads Day at the
    Winter Park Library, the Orlando Regional FRC Tournament, and more.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Conductive Education Center of Orlando, Winter Park. CECO
    provides students ages 2 – 18 with motor disabilities an opportunity
    to experience a Summer Camp that is an intensive Conductive Education
    Program that allows them to focus on increasing physical and social
    independence. For more information, please visit:
  • Dressing Angels, Inc., Wesley Chapel. Dressing Angels provides
    gently used clothing, shoes and care packages (tooth brush, tooth
    paste, soap, deodorant, baby wipes) to mentally ill, homeless,
    struggling veterans in mental hospitals and mental group homes in
    Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, & Hernando Counties. For more
    information, please visit:
  • The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Tampa. The Heroes
    Tribute Scholarships are awarded to children of Marines and Navy
    Corpsmen who are killed in training or combat during the War on
    Terrorism and children of Marines who have been severely wounded in
    combat, up to $10,000/year over four years. Needs-Based Scholarships
    are also offered to every child of anyone who has honorably served in
    the Marine Corps and meet the age and maximum family income
    requirement, from $2,000 to $10,000 per year for up to four years. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg. The Morean Center for Clay
    has expanded its usable space and has designated classrooms for
    pre-school programs. This summer they are offering a half day
    pre-school clay class scholarships and art supplies for low to
    moderate income families. Youth will benefit from fun art-making
    activities while they learn collaboration, teamwork and compromise.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Monseñor Felipe Bello Foundation, Miami. Their mission is to
    raise funds to be able to offer charitable dental services to both
    children and adults with no economic resources in Florida. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, Clearwater. They provide outreach
    support to Tampa Bay Ministries who assist poverty-stricken families
    and the working poor. SCTB works in concert with local ministries to
    provide the basic necessities of life and to educate and develop
    healthy self-sustaining communities, families and individuals. For
    more information, please visit:
  • United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida, Hialeah. They serve
    more than 1,800 infants and children with developmental disabilities
    at over 60 locations in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach & Mid-Coast
    Counties. UCP’s programs and services are designed to meet the special
    needs of each individual and family served, with a common goal: to
    enable people with disabilities to reach their greatest potential, and
    achieve rewarding and productive lives as fully participating members
    of their 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 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