Florida’s Amscot Financial presents mini-grants to 19 non-profits

Tampa, Florida-based Amscot Financial, a provider of consumer-oriented financial services, recently awarded mini-grants between $100 and $1,500 to 19 non-profit service organizations among communities in the company’s service area, ranging from the Girl Scouts to grade schools.

"We want to make a positive impact on the communities we serve and partnering with key organizations helps us to achieve that," Amscot Financial founder and CEO Ian MacKechnie said.

Recipients and respective locations include: the American Cancer Society, Melbourne; Big Brother Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Venice; Blossom Montessori School of the Deaf, Clearwater; Improvement League of Plant City; and the Cities of Apopka and Orange City.

Additionally, grants went to Dress for Success Greater Orlando, Winter Park; Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc., Sarasota; Hernando Adult Education, Brooksville; Lake County Schools — Title I Department, Tavares; PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville; and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Police Athletic League, St. Petersburg.

Rounding out the list are The Police Officer Assistance Trust, Miami; Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc., Longwood; Seminole VFW 9272 Ladies Auxiliary, Seminole; Toys for Tots, Punta Gorda; and Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education/Florida Press Educational Services, Inc., Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan Inc., and The Children's Home, Inc., all in Tampa.

Serving millions of consumers, Amscot Financial operates 239 service centers in Florida, providing consumer-oriented monetary services such as cash advances, check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, prepaid access cards and money orders. The firm, which employs approximately 1,800 workers and was named one of Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work for five consecutive years (2008-2012), emphasizes community involvement and local career opportunities.

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