Salvation Army 'Kettles for Kids' Event


The Salvation Army of Hillsborough County is running full speed ahead during this time of year to raise funds through their Red Kettle Campaign with approximately 60 bell ringing sites throughout the county, requiring thousands of volunteers. Amscot Financial did their part by contributing to the cause and participating in the efforts.

Founder and CEO of Amscot Financial, Ian MacKechnie, rang bells in Downtown Tampa at Lykes Gaslight Park for the Third Annual ‘Kettles for Kids’ Event on Friday, December 2nd, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

The event is an opportunity for senior executives from some of Tampa’s leading businesses to gather for a friendly competition to raise money for needy children and their families, accepting donations from passer-bys. The Salvation Army brass band also played holiday favorites.

The event was a big success raising $15,581.18. Amscot Financial personally contributed a very special gift of $15,000 to their kettle. All funds collected at the event are being used by The Salvation Army to purchase gifts, clothing and food for needy children and their families this holiday season.