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More Than $185,000 from Amscot Financial 'Just-a-Dollar' Campaign to Help with Unmet Needs for Students in 20 Florida School Districts

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Throughout the month of February, Amscot
Financial
asked customers to contribute $1 to their local education
foundation to provide support for students and teachers when school
budgets fall short and tax dollars won't allow. With additional
contributions from the company's founder and Tampa-based corporate
office, 2018 contributions totaled $185,805. Combined with ten years of
previous one-month campaigns, the total raised reached nearly $1.3
million.

"This campaign clearly resonates with both our customers and our
associates," said Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial.
"The fact that the funds are used for unmet needs and to help individual
students means a great deal to all of us."

Local education foundations will use the funds to support students,
teachers and schools through programs such as teacher supply stores that
help teachers provide classroom materials to students with limited
access to such items.

"Amscot's Just-a-Dollar campaign is crowd-sourcing for a great cause:
Helping meet the needs of vulnerable public school students in Florida,"
said Mary Chance, president of the Consortium
of Florida Education Foundations
(CFEF). The CFEF works with Amscot
Financial to coordinate campaign fund distributions among their 20
benefiting local education foundations in the company's current service
territory.

Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 2,000 associates who
work at 237 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, Brevard,
Marion, Citrus, Flagler, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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