During the month of May, Populus Financial’s ACE Cash Express stores raised $55,599 for Back on My Feet through ACE’s annual fundraising event, the Give A Little Campaign. Populus Financial Group also made an annual corporate donation of $100,000 to the organization. Back on My Feet is a national organization that uses running and community to motivate and support individuals every step of the way from homelessness to independence.
“We are proud to support Back on My Feet and their mission to help the homeless obtain education, employment and housing,” said Jay Shipowitz, Populus Financial Group President and CEO and a National Board Member of Back on My Feet. “Thanks to the hard work and generosity of our employees and customers, we are able to support an organization that better equips individuals for the road ahead.”
The Give A Little Campaign is a national in-store fundraiser that supports charities chosen by ACE employees that help children, support education and promote financial literacy. By supporting Back on My Feet, ACE can provide the financial tools and resources to help individuals who are fighting homelessness gain self-sufficiency.
“The support of the ACE Cash Express community means so much to Back on My Feet and has an incredible impact on our program,” said Katy Sherratt, CEO of Back on My Feet. “ACE’s continued support, through the Give A Little Campaign, as well as through their commitment on-the-ground through financial literacy training, helps move our members forward, ultimately helping them achieve sustainable employment and financial independence.”
Nationally, ACE’s 2019 Give A Little Campaign raised more than $196,104 for the local chapters of charities across the country including AdoptAClassroom.org, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, American Red Cross, Back on My Feet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This fundraiser is a part of ACE’s charitable-giving program, the ACE Community Fund, which has donated more than $14 million to organizations across the nation since its inception in 2004.