The Check Cashing Store Helps Haiti

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 15, 2010) – When customers told The Check Cashing Store they wanted to raise money to help Haiti after the earthquake, the company opened its own checkbook in response. The joint effort resulted in a donation of more than $68,000 that will go immediately to help the struggling country through Food For The Poor.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation. You have no idea what a blessing this will be
for the people of Haiti,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “Because of your thoughtful customers, employees and through your leadership, our brothers and sisters in Haiti will know that they are loved, and will have a chance at better days.” 

Algustus Lee, Florida Market Manager for The Check Cashing Store, said that all 104 stores in the state participated in the fundraising.

“It truly was a grassroots effort,” Lee said. “Our customers were the ones who came to us and said they wanted to donate money, and then we matched it dollar for dollar. We wanted to bring it someplace where it would do the most good.”

The Check Cashing Store, Inc., was established in 1982 and provides low cost financial services in more than 100 locations throughout Florida.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit

Kathy Skipper

Marketing and Public Relations Manager

954.427.2222, ext. 6614