Amscot Community Involvment

Lakeland Police Department
Amscot donated 50 bicycle helmets to North Lakeland Elementary School. Lakeland Police Office Doris Maddox is the School Resource Officer who coordinates the safety program at the elementary school. Because the school is located in a lower income area, often the children do not have access to helmets. By donating the helmets, Officer Maddox was able to provide not only safety tips, but safety gear as well.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – Community Policing Unit
Amscot recently purchased two Cannondale “Interceptor” Law Enforcement bicycles for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit. These specialty bicycles are equipped for officers to ride while patrolling in their local communities.  
Orange County Community Bike Festival - Orlando, FL
Amscot was well represented on Saturday, February 18 at the inaugural Community Bike Festival in Orange County to promote bicycle safety, safety equipment and cycling as part of a healthy family lifestyle.  The festival was organized by Orange County Commissioner Linda Stewart.  Amscot Financial supported the event by donating 200 bicycle helmets.  The event got off to an early start with Commissioner Stewart and Commissioners Bill Segal, Mildred Fernandez and Homer Hartage leading a two-mile ride along Dean Road to Downey Park.  Many of the riders were decked out with Amscot Financial helmets - Commissioner Fernandez decorated her Amscot helmet with jewels.  Amscot was represented by Deveron Gibbons, Vice President of Public Affairs.

Amscot Financial Contributes $1,000 to the Twelfth Annual Appreciation Dinner for Pinellas County Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel 
Amscot made a $1,000 contribution toward Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni's Twelfth Annual Appreciation Dinner for Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services personnel.  The dinner, which was held January 27th at the Belleview Biltmore Resort, was designed to honor the men and women who risk their lives to protect and serve the citizens of Pinellas County.  “We have a tremendous appreciation for the efforts of those who serve as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.  They respond to the highest calling with selflessness, courage, compassion and vigilance, and serve as a shining example to everyone within our community.  That's why we're proud to offer this small sign of gratitude for the efforts these men and women make every single day to help keep us safe and healthy," said Ian MacKechnie.

Leadership St. Pete 2006 (St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce) – St. Petersburg, FL
Leadership St. Pete is a program designed to develop and enhance the skills of future leaders in the community. Amscot Financial sponsored the first seminar of the 2006 program by providing dinner for the participants.

National Council of Negro Women - St. Petersburg, FL
The National Council of Negro Women is one of the oldest organizations in the nation, founded by Dorothy Height and Mrs. Roosevelt. Amscot Financial gave a donation towards their annual breakfast commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his holiday.

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival – Tampa, FL
The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival celebrates African American history and the contributions of diversity in Hillsborough County. Amscot Financial gave a contribution towards the event.