Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 22 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 $3,500 in
support of 22 different non-profit service organizations located in the
Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.

“Helping others is important to all of us at Amscot, that’s why we
continue to partner with those organizations who work hard to make a
difference in the lives of those who need it most,” said Ian MacKechnie,
Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.

Mini-grants went to the following organizations:

  • The ALS Association Florida Chapter, Inc., Tampa. The Chapter
    fights ALS on all fronts by providing programs for people living with
    ALS, advocating on behalf of people living with ALS with our
    government leaders, creating awareness of the disease, and funding
    research to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Black Nurses Rock Tampa, Tampa. Their mission is to inspire and
    empower innovative leaders that will serve and educate vulnerable
    communities. For more information, please visit:
  • Dress for Success Greater Orlando, Orlando. Women are referred
    to them by a diverse group of non-profit, member agencies that include
    homeless and domestic violence shelters, substance abuse recovery
    facilities and job training programs. No fees are charged to either
    the clients or the member agencies that utilize their services. For
    more information, please visit:
  • Florida Epilepsy Services, Tampa & Lakeland. Their Family
    Connect program brings together children with epilepsy and their
    families. Each program includes an educational component for the
    parents. For more information, please visit:
  • Florida Police Athletic League, Rockledge. Create a bond
    between youth and Law Enforcement and provides statewide athletic
    competitions and also youth educational programs. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Gibsonton Elementary, Gibsonton. They are raising funds for
    students to visit various historical landmarks in Washington DC to
    give students the opportunity to witness new cultures first hand and
    experience history. For more information, please visit:
  • Hope Outreach Center Inc., Davie. HOPE Outreach offers services
    to almost 4,000 children, working adults, and those living on fixed
    incomes who find themselves suddenly unable to make ends meet due to
    an unexpected hardship. For more information, please visit:
  • Kids With A Call, Tampa. Kids With A Call provides meaningful
    and engaging lessons to children and youth, ranging in ages from 5 to
    15, when schools are closed during the summer months. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc., Tampa. They provide housing
    and all social service resources necessary to achieve the goal of
    self-sufficiency as it relates to homeless veterans. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Life to the Max, Inc. – The Genesis Center, Leesburg. Their
    goal is to impact a generation with critical skills to develop and
    understand opportunities available to them in the world through an
    exciting and innovative afterschool STEM initiative. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg. The 2017 Pre-K Summer Clay
    Camp sponsorship will underwrite scholarships for youth from low to
    moderate income families to attend a week of the program. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Mosaic Dance Project Inc., Miami. Mosaic Dance Project has
    recently developed a partnership with the Miami affiliate of Autism
    Speaks. Children with autism will visit Mosaic Dance Project’s studio
    regularly throughout 2017 to receive individual and group dance
    instruction – a highly recommended activity and useful therapy to help
    them meaningfully connect with the world around them and the people in
    it. For more information, please visit:
  • Nature Coast Technical High School Allied Health Program,
    Spring Hill. The Allied Health Program at NCTHS is designed to help
    students discover medical/ health related careers post high school.
    This year they’re sponsoring 18 students so they can take their CNA
    certification examination. For more information, please visit:
  • NextStep Orlando, Orlando. They provide those living with a
    spinal cord injury the opportunity to achieve their greatest recovery
    potential and an overall increased quality of life. Most are children
    and young adults, ages 4 and up. For more information, please visit:
  • Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Adventure Camp, Kissimmee. The
    Adventure Camp is for at-risk youth between the ages of 11-14. It is
    an overnight camp where the youth learn how to work together in many
    different aspects from canoeing and playing sports and other games
    that get them to work together in order to solve the problem. For more
    information, please visit:
  • Pace Center for Girls, New Port Richey. The ultimate goal of
    the PACE Center for Girls is to prevent girls from entering or
    re-entering the Juvenile Justice system and to give them a chance to
    build a successful future. For more information, please visit:
  • Partners in Action Inc., Fort Lauderdale. The mission of
    Partners in Action is to inspire young people to make environmental
    action part of everyday life. For more information, please visit:
  • Pinellas Education Foundation, Largo. The 32nd Joseph L.
    Carwise Achievement Awards honors elementary, middle and high school
    minority students who have demonstrated excellence academically and
    behaviorally. These students will be honored with a breakfast, receive
    an academic trophy and certificate and provide scholarships for
    eligible seniors. For more information, please visit:


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Alexandra Bustos, 813-637-6277