Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 14 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 $1,000 in
support of 14 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,” said Ian
MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • AMIkids Tampa, Tampa. They are dedicated to helping youth
    develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is
    to protect public safety and positively impact as many youth as
    possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff while
    working in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and
    families. For more information, please visit:
  • Blossom Montessori, Clearwater. Their philosophy of combining
    the programming of Montessori with expertise in Deaf education creates
    the perfect environment for their students. Each child is treated as
    an individual and they strive to do everything it takes to advance
    every child to his or her maximum potential. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Brandon Elks Lodge #2383, Brandon. The Brandon Elks Lodge host
    a dinner for veterans from the James A. Haley Hospital and Liberty
    Manor for Veterans, a home for homeless and disabled veterans. This
    community event is open to the public as a meet and greet with the
    veterans that reside within the community. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Central Florida Health Care, Winter Haven. It is their mission
    to increase access to affordable, quality primary and preventative
    health care and is their vision to improve health, enhance quality of
    life, develop strong solid partnerships and to focus on excellence.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Coconut Creek High School Band, Coconut Creek. The students are
    in need of uniforms, instruments and assistance with transportation.
    They are seeking support to re-establish the band. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Family Christian Center, Clermont. The Lights and Ladders
    Community Event is run on Sky Zone and FCC Property, organized and run
    by Sky Zone and the Clermont Police Department, with support of the
    Clermont Fire Department and the City of Clermont. The theme and
    primary activity at the event is a massive, bracketed dodgeball
    tournament between 100 local kids and members of the Clermont Police
    and Fire Departments. The event serves multiple purposes in
    strengthening and bringing the community together. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Human Development Center, Inc., Tampa. Their mission is
    dedicated to providing group home living, adult day training, life
    skills, transportation, education and employment to adult males
    diagnosed with intellectual disabilities such as autism, and intensive
    behavioral issues. For more information, please visit:
  • Lake Wales Police Department, Lake Wales. “Shop with a Cop” is
    a program where officers from the agency team up with local businesses
    and provide a Christmas event for children and families in need. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Middleton High School Robotics Club, Tampa. Middleton is the
    first high school in Florida that is Stem certified by AdvancedEd.
    They have competed in many robotics competitions and won dozens of
    tournaments, including World Robotics championships. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Pinellas Sheriff’s PAL, St. Petersburg. The Pinellas Sheriff’s
    Police Athletic League opened its doors in 2001, and is currently
    providing tutoring, mentoring and sports activities at the PAL Sports
    Complex and the PAL Connection Center in mid-Pinellas County. For more
    information, please visit:
  • People Helping People in Hernando Inc., Spring Hill. Weekend
    hunger and lack of access to sufficient food is a serious problem for
    many children in Hernando County. PHP provides take-home food at
    numerous school sites for over 600 children each weekend. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Rockledge Senior High School, Rockledge. Project Graduation is
    a non-profit program offered at many high schools in the United
    States, in which organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free
    activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, in lieu of
    student-run events with alcohol or drugs. For more information, please
  • USF Upward Bound, Tampa. Their goal is to increase the rate at
    which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and
    graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. USF UBP serves
    Hillsborough County high school students living in low-income
    households or households in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s
    degree (first-generation college students). For more information,
    please visit:
  • USO Central Florida, Kissimmee. ‘That’s My Dress!’ benefits the
    military members and their families through a one-of-a-kind program
    offering. It directly impacts the teenage daughters of our service
    members, spouses, and active duty service women. We honor the military
    family unit by providing a program that improves morale and lifts
    spirits, reminding the participants that we recognize their sacrifices
    and are grateful for their service. For more information, please

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


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