IRVING, Texas, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, announced a donation of $18,000 to Back On My Feet in support of its mission to teach critical life skills-including discipline, financial management and goal setting-to individuals living in homeless shelters.
This donation was made possible through the ACE Community Fund, ACE's corporate giving program that focuses on children, education and financial literacy.
"ACE Cash Express is proud to partner with Back on My Feet and support the foundation for its Dallas chapter," said ACE President and CEO Jay Shipowitz. "At ACE we believe that financial literacy is an essential skill for success and our associates look forward to partnering with Back on My Feet residents to educate them so they can move forward in their lives."
"The support Ace Cash Express has shown for Back on My Feet -Dallas is just wonderful," said Anne Mahlum, Back on My Feet Founder. "To be a true partner of Back on My Feet's we ask for participation in three ways: financial support, employee engagement and a commitment to help our members with their path to self-sufficiency. ACE has committed to all three of these pillars and we couldn't be more grateful."
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. As of December 31, 2010, ACE had a network of 1,731 stores in 36 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,677 company-owned stores and 54 franchised stores. 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 The ACE Community Fund
Established in 2004, the ACE Cash Express Community Fund is the corporate giving program supporting organizations that help children, support education and promote financial literacy, and is focused on giving back to communities where ACE has stores. Donations through the ACE Community Fund are made possible by the generous support of ACE associates and customers. In addition, ACE sets aside one percent of the previous year's net profit to support these worthwhile causes. Since inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation.
About Back on My Feet
Back on My Feet, which launched in Philadelphia in 2007, is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of the homeless population by engaging them in running to build strength, confidence and self-esteem. Members must run Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and must maintain a 90 percent attendance rating in order to move forward in the program and gain access to job training, employment and housing opportunities. The organization has chapters in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston and Chicago and Dallas-Ft. Worth. The organization has received incredible media support, including attention from NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, CNN and The Today Show for its ingenuity in tackling this difficult social issue. More information can be found at www.backonmyfeet.org.
SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.