Tampa, FL – (January 29, 2020) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $250 to $2,500 to support 10 different non-profit service organizations located throughout the state of Florida.
“Our goal is to find the most effective ways in which we can support our local communities,” said Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “There are some very deserving organizations making a difference, and we want to contribute to their success.”
Mini-grants went to the following organizations:
- 1 Voice Foundation, Hillsborough County: They provide programs and services for children with cancer, and their families, by connecting them with financial, emotional and educational care. Additionally, they do this while funding research for tomorrow’s cure. For more information, please visit: www.1voicefoundation.org
- East Tampa Business and Civic Association, Hillsborough County: Their mission is to develop a healthy business and community climate in order to stimulate opportunities and improved living conditions for children, families and seniors in the East Tampa Community and throughout Tampa Bay, Fl. For more information, please visit: www.etbcatampa.org
- Habitat for Humanity Marion County, Marion County: A housing organization operating on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope in Marion County. They are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes. They do this by advocating for fair and just housing policies and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, please visit: www.habitatocala.org
- The Lula McGrady Foundation, Inc., Lake County: They administer help and hope for abused, divorced and raped women, as well as homeless teenagers, unwed mothers and high school girls who are dropouts or expelled, in Lake County. For more information, please visit: www.lulamcgrady.org
- Pace Center for Girls of Citrus County, Citrus County: They provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. For more information, please visit: www.pacecenter.org
- Partin Settlement Elementary, Osceola County: A title one School, they requested funds to purchase new library books as many students do not return or pay back books. The increase in the amount of up to date and higher interest books will help improve literacy rates of students. For more information, please visit: www.pses.osceolaschools.net
- Plant City Black Heritage Celebration, Inc., Hillsborough County: They offer the Plant City Community a unique blend of African and African American Art, culture and history. They also sponsor a summer reading program, feed the homeless, sponsor the Santa Sled program, which gives toys, food and bikes to needy families. Additionally, scholarships are awarded to deserving high school students to advance their educational opportunities. For more information, please visit: www.celebration2.homestead.com
- Sarasota – Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc., Manatee County: Providing therapeutic horse related programs, this association empowers and enriches the lives of children and adults with special needs. For more information, please visit: www.smartriders.org
- Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, Hillsborough County: The purpose of the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is to offer, promote and perpetuate the community of Tampa Bay, and tourists, a unique blend of African and African American art, culture and history. It exists to support the culturally rich and diverse neighborhoods in the area by ensuring all events are inclusive of the entire community. For more information, please visit: www.tampablackheritage.org
- Florida Press Educational Services, Inc., Pinellas County: They are an organization of newspaper professionals who promote literacy and critical thinking, particularly for young people. The primary objectives of FPES are to teach students to read the newspaper critically, nurture the desire to read effectively, stimulate a concern for public issues, communicate an understanding of the free press in our society, encourage involvement in the self-governing process and promote the use of the newspaper as a textbook in education. For more information, please visit: www.fpesnie.org
Amscot is Florida’s leading non-bank financial services company. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial provides 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) and was recently named one of Americas’ Best Midsize Employers by Forbes.