"We are proud to work with Food For The Poor again this year to help orphanages in Haiti," said Bankers Healthcare Group President Bob Castro. "Education is life-changing. We hope our gift of 500 backpacks will provide these children with more than just an education, but hope for a better future, as well."
This isn't the first time Bankers Healthcare Group has teamed up with Food For The Poor. When Bankers Healthcare Group moved its corporate headquarters to Davie, Florida, in early 2015, the company donated more than 150 pieces of furniture such as desks, large tables, chairs and white boards valued at $35,000 to Food For The Poor, which shipped them to Jamaican schools and orphanages.
The furniture donation inspired Peter "Tato" Estrada, Castro's brother-in-law, to initiate a backpack and school supplies donation. Tragically, Estrada lost his battle with cancer on April 30, 2015.
Friends and family at Bankers Healthcare Group dedicated themselves to honoring his life by fulfilling his wish. Thanks to their support, last year the company and its employees sent 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to three orphanages in Haiti. Tourissa Joseph, a BHG customer support specialist of Haitian heritage, was even able to visit one of these orphanages in person.
This year, Bankers Healthcare Group will send 500 backpacks to eight orphanages. In the coming weeks, Bankers Healthcare Group employees will fill the backpacks with school supplies at the company's corporate headquarters located at 10234 West State Road 84 in Davie, Florida.
"The gift of an education is priceless, especially for children trying to break the bonds of poverty. In Haiti, Food For The Poor donors support 1,128 children in our Angels Of Hope program in 21 orphanages throughout the country," said Food For The Poor Executive Director Angel Aloma. "We are extremely thankful for the donation of 500 backpacks and the generous staff from Bankers Healthcare Group. On behalf of the children who will benefit greatly from your kindness, I say thank you."
Bankers Healthcare Group's donation is made through Angels Of Hope, a Food For The Poor child sponsorship program that began in 2002. The first orphanages to participate in the program were located in Haiti, Jamaica and Nicaragua. The program has grown exponentially, supporting nearly 6,000 children in more than 150 orphanages throughout 10 countries.
About Food for the Poor
Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry 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 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare professionals, including working capital loans, credit cards and insurance services. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company ten times for growth and job creation. For more information, visit www.bhg-inc.com.
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