LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express donated $40,000 to Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles at this year's Birthday Bash in order to help individuals experiencing homelessness obtain employment and establish self-sufficiency through a unique program which teaches discipline through fitness and money management skills.
ACE Cash Express was recognized as a national partner of Back on My Feet, and celebrated its continuing support of the program. Over 300 community members gathered to aid the homeless in the Greater Los Angeles area by promoting health, wellness, community support and independence.
"Back on My Feet continues to make a difference for those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles by offering a program that results in employment and independent living, " said Eric C. Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at ACE Cash Express. "At ACE, we're passionate about our involvement with Back on My Feet, and we are proud to serve the organization through a financial commitment and providing a financial literacy curriculum."
ACE employees teach financial literacy courses to members of the Back on My Feet program. These courses, Paycheck and Banking Basics and Budget and Credit Basics, teach participants essential money management skills.
"The Back on My Feet Los Angeles Bash was a huge success thanks to the generous contribution from ACE Cash Express," said Katy Sherratt, Back on My Feet CEO. "This level of financial and programmatic support enables Back on My Feet to serve more people experiencing homelessness in the Greater Los Angeles area; and, through ACE, equip our members with the key fundamentals to help them reach their goals of financial stability and independence."
This year marks the third anniversary of the ACE Cash Express Back on My Feet Birthday Bash, which is Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles's largest annual event. Back on My Feet is a part of ACE's charitable-giving program, the ACE Community Fund, which has donated more than $10 million to organizations throughout the nation since 2004.
About ACE Cash Express ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading financial services provider serving consumers online and through a network of over 1,000 retail store locations. ACE provides a range of retail financial products and services including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, prepaid debit cards, money transfers, bill payments and money orders. ACE Cash Express, Inc. is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States.
About Back on My Feet Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Operating in 12 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a commitment to run three days a week. The second phase of the program, Next Steps, provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Since 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 6,000 individuals experiencing homelessness and engaged more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters. Our members have run a collective 500,000 miles and obtained more than 4,000 jobs and homes. Every $1 invested in Back on My Feet returns nearly $2.50 to the local community through increased economic output and cost savings. Through our innovative program, Back on My Feet proves that there is hope, that individuals can achieve things they never thought possible and that there are people who will support them along the way. For additional information, visit www.backonmyfeet.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.