HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express stores in the Houston area raised $7,816.56 for Big Brothers Big Sisters in support of their mission to help change the lives of Houston's children.
"We have really enjoyed engaging with our local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency," said Dan Tharp, Houston RVP. "We are so appreciative of our generous customers who made this campaign a success."
This donation is a part of ACE's annual nationwide fundraiser, the Give a Little Campaign, which is providing more than $130,550 among local chapters of charities including Back on My Feet, AdoptAClassroom.org, Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., First Book and Junior Achievement.
"This has been a great opportunity for Big Brothers Big Sisters to work with ACE's local store associates to make a difference in the Houston community," said Ron Hadley, greater Houston president. "Our agency is grateful to be included in ACE's Give a Little Campaign - a fitting title because their gift impacts the Little Brothers and Little Sisters we serve."
ACE Cash Express is a national partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters as part of ACE's corporate-giving program, the ACE Community Fund. Since 2004, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $7.3 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation and focuses on organizations that help children, support education and promote financial literacy in the communities where ACE has stores.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring organization, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 85-year history. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star serves over 30,000 children, volunteers and families through 20 offices and over 100 counties in Texas. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life - donate or volunteer at bbbstx.org.
SOURCE ACE Cash Express