TAMPA, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, has made a major contribution of $10,000 to Charity Challenge, an annual fund-raising effort in metro Orlando that has raised more than $3 million for non-profit service organizations over the past 20 years.
Charity Challenge, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Florida State Senator Lee Constantine of Altamonte Springs. Once a year in May, young adults from throughout Central Florida compete in six challenging, fun-filled, co-ed athletic events, while giving back to the community at the same time. Charity Challenge has grown into one of Central Florida's largest independent charitable organizations.
More than 100 service organizations in the past have received contributions from Charity Challenge, including Boy Scouts of America / Central Florida Council; Citrus Council of Girl Scouts; Kids House of Seminole; Make a Wish Foundation and the Winter Park Day Nursery.
Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 2,000 associates who work at the company's 174 retail branches and at the company's corporate headquarters in Tampa. The company currently operates retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties.
Amscot Financial is The Money Superstore™, offering an array of convenience-oriented financial services, including the cashing of personal checks, out-of-state checks and government checks; cash advances; Western Union wire transfers, notary services, pre-paid debit cards, free money orders and income tax preparation. Amscot Financial also allows customers to make bill payments to more than 200 different utilities, municipal governments, cable and telephone companies.
About Amscot Financial
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of income tax preparation and electronic filing services, refund anticipation loans, prepaid debit cards, check cashing services, cash advance services, bill payment services, money transfer services and money orders through its wholly owned division, Amscot International Money Order Company. Amscot also offers the Amscot Card, a pre-paid debit card that allows owners to make purchases from any location that accepts MasterCard™. Amscot Financial currently operates 174 tax preparation offices and 174 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs more than 2,000 people. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work for four consecutive years. For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at www.amscot.com.
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