ACE Cash Express® and Netspend® have announced a $580,404 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout this 12-year partnership, ACE and Netspend have donated over $6 million to NBCF. This donation supports NBCF's mission to provide early detection, education and support services to women diagnosed with breast cancer across the country.
"My ACE Cash Express store colleagues and our customers once again have made Pink Month a success," said Jay Shipowitz, CEO of ACE Cash Express. "We're proud to support the good work of NBCF to benefit women's health in the communities where we live and work."
Pink Month is an annual in-store fundraiser in ACE Cash Express locations across the country. During the month of October, ACE employees collected customer donations at the point-of-sale. For a $2 donation, customers received pink wristbands to spread awareness for the cause.
As part of the campaign, each time a Pink ACE Flare™ Account by MetaBank® Visa® Debit Card or Pink ACE Elite™ Visa® Prepaid Debit Card is used1, ACE and Netspend donate to NBCF. This year, their contribution totaled the annual maximum of $350,000.
"NBCF is grateful for the 12 years of partnership with ACE Cash Express and for their support to our mission of Helping Women Now®," said Janelle Hail, Founder and CEO, NBCF. "The funds raised through ACE Cash Express and their customers will enable us to continue providing help and inspiring hope through our programs to thousands of women affected by breast cancer across the U.S."
"Our company was honored to once again help raise funds for the annual donation to the NBCF alongside ACE Cash Express," said Kelley C. Knutson, President, Netspend. "We look forward to continuing to assist this wonderful organization in their mission to help support women who are fighting back against breast cancer."
ACE has partnered with NBCF since 2006 and is committed to furthering NBCF's mission to provide help and inspire hope for those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.
For more information about the ACE Flare Account by MetaBank, visit www.acecashexpress.com/ace-flare-account. For information about the Pink ACE Elite™ Visa® prepaid card, visit www.getyourpinkcard.com.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a financial services provider serving consumers online and through a network of over 975 retail store locations. ACE provides a range of retail financial products and services including short-term consumer loans, card services, check cashing, money transfers, bill payments and money orders. Visit us at ACECashExpress.com for more information.
About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for 13 years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, breast health education, and research programs. For more information, please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.
About Netspend, a TSYS Company
Netspend empowers people with the choice, control and convenience to manage their money through intuitive, reliable and secure prepaid card and consumer payment solutions. Since 1999, we have helped over 10 million consumers make purchases, budget and pay bills using our seamless physical and digital financial options that fit their lives. Customers can find and reload Netspend Prepaid Cards at convenient locations nationwide through Netspend's extensive network of 130,000 reload points and more than 100,000 distributing locations and employers, including check cashers, convenience stores, grocers, pharmacies, insurance providers and tax preparers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Netspend is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS (NYSE: TSS). For more information, please visit http://www.netspend.com.
Meta Financial Group, Inc. ® (Nasdaq: CASH) is the holding company for the financial services company MetaBank® ("Meta"). Founded in 1954, Meta has grown to operate in several different financial sectors: payments, tax services, national commercial lending, community banking, national consumer lending and insurance premium financing. Meta works with high-value niche industries, strategic-growth companies and technology adopters to grow their businesses and build more profitable customer relationships. Meta tailors solutions for bank and non-bank businesses, and provides a focused collaborative approach. The organization is helping to shape the evolving financial services landscape by directly investing in innovation and acquiring complementary businesses that strategically expand its suite of services. Meta has a national presence and over 1,200 employees, with corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D. For more information, visit the Meta Financial Group website or LinkedIn.
1 ACE Cash Express and Netspend donate a percentage of every purchase transaction made with the Pink ACE Flare Account by MetaBank Visa Debit Card or Pink ACE Elite Visa Prepaid Debit Card (up to $350,000 per year) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.
The ACE Flare Account is established by MetaBank, Member FDIC. Netspend ®, a TSYS ® Company, is a service provider to MetaBank. Netspend, a TSYS® Company, is an authorized Independent Sales Organization of MetaBank. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787.
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