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TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#givingwednesday–Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $3,500 to
support 16 different non-profit service organizations located in the
Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

“Doing the right thing means doing right by our community,” says Ian
MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “By supporting local
organizations we can help create a meaningful impact here in our own

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • Central Florida Family Health Center Inc, Seminole County. They
    are a private, non-profit community health center, serving low-income,
    uninsured, underinsured, and underserved populations in Central
    Florida. Services include adult and pediatric family practice,
    obstetrics and gynecology, dentistry, podiatry, pharmacy, laboratory,
    and X-ray services. For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Police Athletic League, Brevard County. Their mission
    is to combat juvenile delinquency by offering young people ages six to
    18 a meaningful and effective program designed to harness the positive
    energy of youth, and to provide them valuable resources with skills to
    succeed in the future. For more information, please visit:
  • Hernando Pasco Hospice Inc., Pasco County. They provide a
    special place for children and teens to understand their grief. It’s a
    refuge of hope and healing. Their professionally trained staff and
    volunteers promote the understanding of grief through education and
    advocacy in the community offering Children and Families groups, Grief
    Cave and Camp REACH OUT programs. For more information, please visit:
  • Kappa Alpha League PSI Foundation, Inc., Broward County. They
    are an organization oriented toward helping students in grades 9-12
    and Jr. Kappa League grades 7-8; develop their talents and potential.
    They provide both challenging and rewarding experiences through
    oriented activities. The students are exposed to planning, executing
    and reporting ideas, stimulating good leadership characteristics,
    designed to raise their aspiration level. For more information, please
  • Morean Arts Center, Pinellas County. Through sponsorships they
    are able to offer programs in arts education to traditionally
    underserved kids in the community. They will be offering summer Art &
    Clay Camp. For more information, please visit:
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Pinellas County. They
    are a nationwide non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to
    community service, leadership development and the enhancement of
    career opportunities for “Women of Color” to meet their diverse needs.
    There are approximately 7,000 members nationally spread among 60
    chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Orange County Public Library – 2019 Summer Reading Program,
    Orange County. They are running a summer reading program “A Universe
    of Stories!” which runs June 10 through Aug. 3, 2019, with kids ages
    18 months to 12th grade. Several activities will be set up
    for the different age groups, from weekly logs tracking read minutes
    and activities, toddler time for children ages 18 months to two years
    old, Preschool Storytime for children ages three to five, and many
    more activities for the entire family. For more information, please
  • Pinellas Secondary School, Pinellas County. Teacher
    Appreciation week was held May 6 through May 10. It was a week-long
    celebration recognizing teachers and the contributions they make to
    education and society. For more information, please visit:
  • Plantation Police Department, Broward County. They have a
    “School Achievement Program” in which they give bikes to kids who have
    a 3.5 GPA or above, who have no days off and complete community
    service hours. Amscot provided the bike helmets to go with the bikes.
    For more information, please visit:
  • R’Club Child Care, Inc., Pinellas County. They established the
    first cooperative community programs in Pinellas County. They
    responded to the need of school age children between five and twelve
    years of age who were lacking supervision due to working parents and
    provided high- quality, accessible and affordable childcare. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Royal Palm Elementary, Broward County. They are trying to give
    kids more reason to attend school on time, through incentive programs
    and creating a class to educate parents on the importance of
    attendance. For more information, please visit:
  • Sunrise of Pasco, Inc., Pasco County. They offer victim
    services free of charge to people in the community who are hurting.
    They have a 40-bed emergency shelter for women and children in crisis.
    They also offer free counseling services for survivors of domestic
    violence and sexual assault. For more information, please visit:
  • Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition, Hillsborough County. On June 19
    they will be holding their annual festival commemorating emancipation
    from slavery in Texas. It is the oldest known celebration
    commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, dating back
    to 1865. For more information, please visit:
  • Tampa Jewish Family Services, Hillsborough County. They work
    with Brandon Outreach Clinic and provide the clinic with food bags so
    low-income uninsured individuals do not have to choose between putting
    food on the table and paying for copay or medicines. For more
    information, please visit:
  • United Food Bank and Services of Plant City, Hillsborough
    County. They provide assistance for the needy in moving them from a
    “state of hunger” and “impoverishment” to self-sufficiency,
    empowerment and self-reliance. For more information, please visit:
  • Wheels of Success, Inc., Hillsborough County. They are
    dedicated to providing personal transportation solutions by partnering
    with the community in a circle of support to keep people working and
    sustain their independence. For more information, please visit:

Amscot is Florida’s leading non-bank financial services company.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial provides 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


Amscot Financial
Alexandra Bustos, 813-637-6277
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