CLEVELAND, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express stores raised $10,300 for their local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency and as a result more children facing adversity in Ohio and other Midwestern states will be given the opportunity to receive one-on-one mentoring.
"It's a privilege to raise money for this organization," said Mark McCollum, regional vice president of ACE Cash Express. "Thank you to our generous customers for making this campaign a success."
ACE raised the donation through its annual nationwide fundraiser, the Give a Little Campaign. Nationally, the campaign provides $130,550 to charities across the country.
ACE associates then competed in the Big Brothers Big Sisters "Little Big Shot" 3-point shootout basketball tournament, a new national fundraiser debuting in Cleveland.
"Our agency is grateful to be included in ACE's Give a Little Campaign and we appreciate their support of our local event, Little Big Shot," said Lise Day, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County, OH. "Big Brothers Big Sisters values the opportunity to work with ACE's local store associates to make a difference for children in our community."
ACE Cash Express is a national partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters as part of ACE's corporate-giving program: ACE Community Fund. Since 2004, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $7.3 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation. ACE 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