Orlando, FL –– Amscot has joined in support of the Children's Safety Village of Central Florida, a not-for-profit organization that teaches children safety and also has a mini city located at 910 Fairvilla Road in Orlando. In recognition of their dedication to the program, Amscot will stand as its own miniature building in the city. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the building is slated for October 12, 2018, at 11am. Several legislators including Orlando Mayor Dyer and Orange County Sheriff Demings have been invited to attend.
"We are honored to have the support of Amscot Financial as we both are committed to making our communities the safest place for children in Central Florida," says Executive Director Brent Moore.
The Village features everything from street signs to railroad tracks to traffic lights – all designed as teaching tools to prevent childhood injuries and fatalities. While most of the buildings are intended for visual purposes, one building was created with a functional interior in order to run a house fire simulation. Moore says that “active learning combined with multi-level experiences” is the Village’s founding educational philosophy.
Widely known for its free bike helmet program, Amscot Financial has long been a supporter of child safety. In fact, Amscot plans to donate more than 12,000 bike helmets across 19 Florida counties later this month.
“We think Children’s Safety Village is an excellent program,” says Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “Kids learn best when they’re fully engaged and the pure creativity of this program is sure to open a lot of young minds on how to be safe in different situations.”
The Children’s Safety Village offers several safety programs for children ages 4-12 providing kids with a realistic approach to recognizing safety hazards found in their everyday life. Programs include: Bicycle and Helmet Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Water Safety, Fire Safety and Prevention, Dangerous Person Awareness, Internet Safety, Poison Prevention and 9-1-1 For Kids. All meet Florida Next Generation Standards. Amscot’s support of the Children’s Safety Village extends through financial classes taught to kids each summer as well. Those who wish to learn more can do so online at www.childrensafetyvillage.org
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, 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 236 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs close to 2,000 associates.