Tampa, FL – (June 1, 2009) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, has made a major contribution of $10,000 to Charity Challenge, an annual fund-raising effort in metro Orlando that has raised more than $3 million for non-profit service organizations over the past 20 years.
Charity Challenge, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Florida State Senator Lee Constantine of Altamonte Springs. Once a year in May, young adults from throughout Central Florida compete in six challenging, fun-filled, co-ed athletic events, while giving back to the community at the same time. Charity Challenge has grown into one of Central Florida’s largest independent charitable organizations.
More than 100 service organizations in the past have received contributions from Charity Challenge, including Boy Scouts of America / Central Florida Council; Citrus Council of Girl Scouts; Kids House of Seminole; Make a Wish Foundation and the Winter Park Day Nursery.
Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 2,000 associates who work at the company’s 174 retail branches and at the company’s corporate headquarters in Tampa. The company currently operates retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties.
Amscot Financial offers an array of convenience-oriented financial services, including the cashing of personal checks, out-of-state checks and government checks; cash advances; Western Union wire transfers, notary services, pre-paid debit cards and income tax preparation. Amscot Financial also offers consumers the ability to purchase money orders – with no service fees.