American Consumer Credit Counseling Recieves $24,000 Grant From Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation To Financial Education

ACCC to utilize grant to provide consumers with access to '"The Dollar Stretcher" newsletter and financial education resources.

Boston, MA – November 19, 2013

Rockland Trust Charitable FoundationAmerican Consumer Credit Counseling announced today that the national nonprofit organization has been awarded a $24,000 grant from the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation.

The $24,000 grant will supplement the costs of ACCC’s monthly distribution of their  “The Dollar Stretcher newsletter to over 24,000 clients in Massachusetts, a publication that offers helpful tips to consumers on how to live better for less. In addition, The Dollar Stretcher newsletter will feature articles written by Rockland Trust’s financial experts.

“Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation has been supporter of our organization for years and we are grateful for their significant contribution and commitment to economic education,” stated Steve Trumble, president and CEO of ACCC. “This generous grant allows ACCC to expand its presence with its monthly Dollar Stretcher newsletter and to reach more consumers who are striving for a healthy financial future.”

Through this grant, ACCC will have the funding to provide Massachusetts consumers in the nonprofit’s Debt Management Program with The Dollar Stretcher newsletter at no cost. Currently, ACCC’s Debt Management Program serves thousands of individuals each year throughout Massachusetts. The program is individually designed to provide each consumer with a unique solution for his or her financial situation. Professionally trained and independently certified ACCC counselors evaluate a consumer’s financial situation, offer assistance in creating a budget to help manage finances and debt, and work with creditors for a possible reduction in finance charges, late fees and/or over-limit charges, monthly payments and time to pay off debt.

ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization, that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:

  • For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
  • For bankruptcy counseling. call 866-826-6924
  • For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
  • For more information on financial education workshops in New England, call 800-769-3571 x1980
  • Or visit us online at

About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial health through education, counseling, and debt management. ACCC provides individuals with practical solutions for solving financial problems and recognizes that consumers’ financial difficulties are often not the result of poor spending habits, but more frequently from extenuating circumstances beyond their control. As one of the nation’s leading providers of financial education and credit counseling services, ACCC works with consumers to help them with the best plan of action to reduce their debt and regain financial stability. ACCC is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and holds an A+ rating. It is also a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies. For more information or to access free financial education resources log on to or visit