Tampa Bay Intelligence Unit
Amscot Financial recently donated $1,000.00 to the Tampa Bay Area Intelligence Unit. The Intelligence Unit is comprised of various Federal, State, Local and Military law enforcement agencies from the West Central Florida area. Amscot is a member of the group which meets once a month at the Tampa Police Department to discuss various law enforcement issues.
Hillsborough County Crossing Guard Annual Training
Amscot places a high value on the people and organizations that help educate, feed and protect the children within our communities. That's why we buy lunch for the hundreds of Hillsborough County School Crossing Guards who attend the county's annual training program. We proudly support the men and women who volunteer their time to help safeguard our children as they travel to and from school.
Lakeland Police Department (Southwest Middle School) – Lakeland, FL
Amscot Financial participated in providing bike helmets for a Bike Safety Program at Southwest Middle School sponsored by a School Resource Officer for Lakeland Police Department.
Rainbow Village Bicycle Rodeo – St. Petersburg, FL
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit and the Crime Prevention Unit hosted a bike rodeo for the Rainbow Village YMCA Community. Amscot Financial assisted with 100 bike helmets for the participants.
The State Attorney’s Office – Tampa, FL
The State Attorney’s Office once again adopted the students at DeSoto Elementary School for Christmas and Amscot Financial assisted in donating 28 bike helmets. Many of the children are from migrant families and qualify for assistance.
Congressman Allen Boyd's Annual Charity Dove Hunt
This year, Amscot donated $5,000 to support Congressman Allen Boyd's Annual Charity Dove Hunt held in Tallahassee. The proceeds from the Dove Hunt will be donated to Capital City Youth Services (CCYS). CCYS provides crisis shelter and counseling for troubled youth and their families. Over 700 runaway and other youth in crisis seek these services each year in Leon County as well as seven additional counties in the surrounding area. CCYS works to reunify teens with their family and then provide support services to keep the families together.
The National Conference of Black Mayors – Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund
This year, Amscot donated $3,700 to support the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund. The Disaster Relief Fund is helping supply fuel for trucks that are delivering much needed supplies to the Gulf Coast region in the aftermath of the devastation created by Hurricane Katrina. The focus of the NCBM is ensuring that supplies are delivered not only to New Orleans, but also to the smaller surrounding towns which are still experiencing great difficulties.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter of the sorority sponsored a component of their youth initiative, the “Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy” 3rd Annual Career Expo, which is designed to encourage at-risk middle school girls, ages 11-14, to pursue higher education and ultimately attain non-traditional careers in math, science and technology. We donated gift-in-kind items to be used by the participants in the program during the session.
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office held their 9th Annual Septemberfest Bicycle Safety Demonstration. All participants in the event were eligible to win a bike at the end, as well as a bike helmet provided by Amscot Financial.
Westshore Alliance recognized the 8th Annual Commuter Choices Week during an event where they gave away child bike helmets to attendees with the help of Amscot Financial.
Claywell Elementary School – Tampa, FL
Continuing to promote “Kids First” through child safety, in October 2005, Amscot donated 15 bike helmets to a Special Education class of 3-10 year olds at Claywell Elementary School. The teacher and students were very grateful to receive the donation of helmets.