FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express stores in the Fort Worth area are teaming with Girls Inc. of Tarrant County to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. During ACE's annual Give a Little Campaign, local store associates raised $2,121.93 in support of this mission.
"Girls Inc. is a purposeful organization and we are looking forward to volunteering with them," said D'Aunn Jennings, Fort Worth human resource manager. "Thank you to all of our generous customers who helped us raise this money."
Girls Inc. of Tarrant County is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be "strong, smart and bold" through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers. Research-based curricula delivered by trained, mentoring professionals equip girls to succeed academically, lead healthy and physically-active lives, manage money, navigate media messages and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
"We are so grateful for ACE's support and we are excited about our growing partnership with a company so committed to the community," said Jennifer Limas, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County CEO. "This donation gives us the ability to inspire even more girls throughout Tarrant County."
The Give a Little Campaign is an annual nationwide fundraiser, which is providing more than $130,550 among local chapters of charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Back on My Feet, Adopt-a-Classroom, Boys and Girls Club, First Book and Junior Achievement. This campaign furthers ACE's mission to return dollars to the communities it serves.
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. 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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About Girls Inc. of Tarrant County
Girls Inc. of Tarrant County is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to inspiring all girls to be "strong, smart, and bold" through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. These programs are facilitated with girls ages 6 through 18 years old in schools, churches, and community centers, and we also offer conferences, camps, and events throughout the year. For more than 36 years, Girls Inc. has provided programs to youth in Tarrant County. For more information, please visit www.girlsinctarrant.org.
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