NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 18, 2020 – The local Advance Financial at 800 Jefferson Street in Nashville gave away 125 backpacks to area school students. The initiative was part of Advance Financial’s deep-rooted commitment to education. The backpacks were loaded with supplies ranging from pencils to hand sanitizer. Generous donations for the packs were made by Cigna, Greenbrier Distillery, Excalibur Group and the Advance Financial Foundation. The packs were safely distributed through the drive-thru window.

“I love being part of the Advance Financial family. It’s so important to us to give back to the communities we serve,” said Martin McCollum, Operations Manager for the store on Jefferson Street. “Backpacks and supplies are so critical for starting school with confidence. Whether in person or virtually, we want to make sure the kids in our communities are ready for a successful school year.”

A total of 500 backpacks were distributed across the State of Tennessee during this drive in Chattanooga, Clarksville, Knoxville and Nashville.



About Advance Financial

Founded in 1996, Advance Financial is a leading fintech company based in Nashville, Tennessee. With more than 100 stores in Tennessee and online services in 13 states, Advance Financial provides cash loans and other services, 24/7/365. Recent recognitions include 2019 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies (8 straight years); A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau; Nashville’s 4th fastest growing company (2019, Nashville Business Journal); Forbes Best Employers for New Graduates (2018); and, Indeed Top-Ranked Workplace for Compensation/Benefits (2019). Advance Financial is the second largest family-owned company headquartered in Nashville (2019, Nashville Business Journal). For more, visit