Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to 8 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 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:

  • Disston Academy 5000 Role Model, Gulfport. This program matches
    young men with mentors to offer guidance, academic support, and
    positive reinforcement. Mentors meet with students on a regular basis
    to foster positive male to male relationships. For more information,
    please visit:
  • Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc., Palmetto. On
    December 14th they hope to treat close to 700 children, ages three to
    five, from low-income families to a live stage performance at the
    Manatee Performing Arts Center called Fairy Tale Follies. Most of
    these children have never been in a theater or seen a live stage
    performance. For these little ones, attending this play is a once in a
    lifetime experience. Each child will also receive the gift of a book
    in a special backpack to take home. For more information, please
  • Improvement League of Plant City, Plant City. They are working
    with the Plant City Economic Development Corporation, employers, and
    Plant City High School to develop a career academy concept to prepare
    students graduating from high school to be immediately employed into
    the workforce. They also continue to operate the Forensic Science
    Class with the goal of having at least five students obtain collegiate
    and/or professional certifications so CSI students can be hired as
    crime lab interns. For more information, please visit:
  • Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis. KidzArt is a twice a week
    low cost children’s art class provided to children in Lake County, FL.
    Their goal for the end of this year is to keep their KidzArt room open
    to the public during all museum hours, offering children the
    opportunity to come and create with some self guided art lessons
    available. For more information, please visit:
  • The Lakeland Police Department, Lakeland. The Cops for Kids
    Christmas Program was developed to serve the low income and at risk
    children that reside in Lakeland, FL. The program will be providing
    clothing and education needs and also provides assistance toward their
    health and wellness. The Lakeland Police Department will host an
    annual event in December and invite families of the chosen recipients
    where they will be provided with a nutritious meal and care packages.
    For more information, please visit:
  • Legal Aid Society Seminole County, Longwood. For 42 years their
    office has been able to help Seminole’s County’s most vulnerable
    residents – the elderly, the disabled, and the abused with their legal
    needs. For more information, please visit:
  • Life Concepts dba Quest, Inc., Orlando. Quest Kids programming
    specializes in helping children with disabilities ranging from 15
    months old to 18 years of age. About 46% of the children in Quest Kids
    programs are on the autism spectrum, while the remaining 54% have
    Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, pervasive development disorders,
    developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, and other learning
    and behavior concerns. For more information, please visit:
  • WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. dba Science Center, St. Petersburg. Each
    year, the Science Center offers fall, winter, spring and summer camp
    programming focused on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and
    Mathematics specifically geared to children, kindergarten through
    middle school. The program encourages students’ interest by offering
    fun, exciting, age-appropriate, hands-on activities. 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


Amscot Financial
Alexandra Bustos, 813-637-6277