Tampa, FL – (March 30, 2018) – Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants of $100 to $2,000 in support of 15 different non-profit service organizations located in the Florida communities where the company serves several million consumers.
“There are too many individuals out there facing steep challenges in life with very little help,” says Ian MacKechnie, Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “By supporting these organizations, we’re able to pitch in and help change that.”
Mini-grants went to the following organizations:
- Arab American Community Center of Florida Inc., Orlando. They are dedicated to providing services that meet the community’s economic, social, and cultural needs. For more information, please visit: www.aaccflorida.org
- Best Buddies Friendship Walk, Tampa. Their programs empower the special abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society. For more information, please visit: www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/tampabay
- Christian Fellowship Community Development, Miami. For the past three years they have held a summer camp for the low income community which they serve. The program exposes the children to different venues via field trips and educational adventures to help keep the children off the streets during the summer months.
- City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc., Tampa. They will be sponsoring a Golf Tournament to award $24,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and adults that are attending Vocational and Technical Schools. For more information, please visit: www.cityoftampablackhistorycommittee.org
- Covenant Children's Home, Dunnellon. A safe refuge for children who are in dire need of a place to call home, they are responsive to the individual needs of each child who crosses their doorstep. Their goal is to provide the stability of a traditional family environment; hopefully ensuring that the children mature into caring, responsible, and productive members of society. For more information, please visit: www.cchfl.org
- Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, Crystal River. Florida's School Readiness Program offers financial assistance to low-income families for early education and care so their young children can do well in school in the future and the families can become financially self-sufficient. For more information, please visit: www.elc-naturecoast.org
- Foundation for the Civilly Disadvantaged, DBA FCD Missions, Tampa. The FCD Missions’ Global Birth Defects Initiative serves the unborn, the newly born, people living with debilitating birth defects, and their families. Its focus is on the urgent matters of research, education, care, prevention, treatments and assistance for babies and their families in United States and around the world. For more information, please visit: www.fcdmissions.org
- George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa. Every year the George Edgecomb Bar Association hosts its annual scholarship Banquet to raise money to help high school students attend college. For more information, please visit: www.mygeba.com
- Goodwill Industries-Suncoast,Inc., St. Petersburg. The Bookworks Program helps foster a love of reading among kids who may not have books of their own. For more information, please visit: www.goodwill-suncoast.org
- Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, Clearwater. They bring community volunteers, corporate donors, civic organizations and faith groups together to build affordable homes for struggling, low income families and individuals throughout Pinellas County. For more information, please visit: www.habitatpinellas.org
- High Risk Hope, Tampa. They provide support, encouragement, information and resources to women and families who are experiencing a high risk pregnancy resulting in hospital bed rest, potential premature birth and neonatal intensive care after delivery. For more information, please visit: www.highriskhope.org
- Kids With A Call, Inc., Tampa. An educational summer program that stimulates the minds of students aged 5 to 15 in the Tampa Bay area with enrichment activities in whole language literacy, nutrition, bible, music, chorus, art, field trips and martial arts. For more information, please visit: www.kidswithacall.com
- The Links, Inc. - Tampa Chapter, Tampa. The Links is one of the nation’s premiere volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. For more information, please visit: www.tampalinksinc.org
- Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition, Tampa. They encourage cultural awareness of their history through education by means of events and activities that will help perpetuate unity in every community throughout the nation. For more information, please visit: www.tampabayjuneteenth.com
- Titusville High School, Titusville. Project Graduation 2018 provides this year’s graduating class a safe, drug and alcohol free night to celebrate a very big milestone in their life’s journey. For more information, please visit: www.titusville.brevard.k12.fl.us
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.