MCALLEN, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 2014 Give a Little Campaign fundraiser, ACE Cash Express stores in South Texas raised $29,117.78 for local organizations that provide resources for education in the community. Through partnerships with the Stars Scholarship Fund and AdoptAClassroom.org, ACE employees are providing school supplies to 20 classrooms and scholarships to 20 college-bound students in South Texas.
"We are so excited to support organizations that provide students with resources to have successful futures," said Ken Rijos, Region Vice President of ACE. "Education is so important and I hope that our contributions have made a meaningful impact on students in the community."
The Stars Scholarship Fund is an organization that offers scholarships to students in South and West Texas. During the Give a Little Campaign, ACE employees raised $16,045.58 for Stars, in addition to a $5,000 donation that was made earlier in the year. Employees also raised $8,072.20 for AdoptAClassroom.org, an organization that funds teachers in order to purchase the classroom supplies and materials they need to do their job.
"ACE Cash Express has been a great partner to Stars," said Laura Escamilla, Executive Director of Stars. "Their efforts will allow us to provide more opportunities for students to reach their full potential."
The Give a Little Campaign is a nationwide fundraiser that is providing more than $358,000 to charities across the country. This fundraiser is a part of ACE's charitable-giving program, the ACE Community Fund, which has donated more than $8.5 million to deserving organizations since 2004.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including payday loans, installment loans, title loans, check cashing, bill payment, wire transfer, money orders 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.
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AdoptAClassroom.org is a national 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving teachers a hand through the provision of essential classroom supplies so that students can succeed. Many teachers spend as much as $1,000 annually of their own money to equip their classrooms. Since 1998 AdoptAClassroom.org has raised over $21million to benefit classrooms across America. AdoptAClassroom.org has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. To adopt a classroom, visit http://www.adoptaclassroom.org.
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