SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express stores in the greater San Antonio, Austin and El Paso areas raised more than $10,000 to donate to local charities in the communities they serve.
ACE stores in San Antonio and El Paso chose to raise money for their local chapters of the Boys & Girls Club. Associates in these areas volunteered at these organizations by helping the children with homework, playing games and bringing snacks. Stores in Austin chose to support and volunteer with an organization that is new to Austin, Back on My Feet.
"We are proud to support these organizations and have enjoyed the volunteer opportunities," said Orlando Chapa, ACE regional vice president. "We appreciate our hard-working associates and our generous customers for making this campaign successful."
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, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Girls Inc., First Book and Junior Achievement.
"We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of ACE Cash Express," said Angie Mock, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio CEO. "Together we can work to serve even more of San Antonio's youth . . . especially those who need us most."
Since 2004, the ACE Community Fund, ACE Cash Express' corporate-giving program, 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 has over 1600 locations in 35 states and the District of Columbia. 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, which are also offered through an innovative ecommerce platform. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
Founded in 1939, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves more than 8,800 members annually at five branch locations, two project units and 43 on-site school locations. The Clubs provide after school and summer programs that develop and enhance academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles in youth ages six-to-18 years old, paying particular attention to those who need these programs most. As a result of the Clubs' programs, young people are inspired and enabled to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For more information, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio website at: www.BeGreatSA.org.
SOURCE ACE Cash Express