Tampa, FL – (September 9, 2014) – Amscot
Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial
services, has concluded its ninth annual "Just a Dollar" campaign, designed to
raise funds for local education foundations in the 17 Florida counties where
Amscot has branches. The 2014 campaign included Miami-Dade and Broward
counties, where Amscot has recently opened new branches.
Throughout the month of August, Amscot Financial associates
asked each customer if they would like to voluntarily contribute a dollar to
their local education foundation. Amscot kept track of each contribution by
county to ensure that it was donated directly to the education foundation
serving the county in which the branch is located. Through customer generosity,
the 2014 'Just a Dollar' campaign raised $146,172. Amscot matched the overall
contributions, up to the first $10,000, bringing the grand total to $156,172.
Including customer contributions and Amscot matches over the
past nine years, more than $1,000,000 has been raised for local education
foundations via the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), a
Gainesville-based umbrella organization.
According to CFEF executive director, Mary Chance, the Funds
raised on behalf of Florida's county-based educational foundations are used to
support reading and scholarship programs. She also states that the local
education foundations focus their fund-raising efforts on programs that are not
supported by Tax dollars.
founder and CEO of Amscot Financial, had this to say about this year's 'Just a
Dollar' campaign, "To be able to surpass a million
dollars, with this year's campaign, says a great deal about the generous nature
of our customers and to our dedicated associates in each and every one of our
branches…we hope to continue our support of local education in the years to
Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 2,000
associates who work at the company's retail branches and at the company's
corporate headquarters in Tampa.
Amscot Financial's service centers are open seven days a
week and are typically open Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday hours are typically from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Select Amscot locations are
open 24 hours a day. The company currently operates retail locations in
Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee,
Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, Marion, Miami-Dade
and Broward counties.