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Davie Volunteers Fill Backpacks for Children in Haiti

Hundreds of Haitian children living in some of the poorest orphanages in the nation will be getting backpacks full of supplies just in time for school thanks to the generosity of one South Florida business.

The Angels of Hope program, sponsored by Banker's Health Group in Davie, has been busy raising money and purchasing pencils, crayons, notebooks and other tools for success to stuff book bags for nearly 350 Haitian school children.

The company raised nearly $5,000 in just two weeks to purchase the supplies.

"We love it," said Banker's Health Group Owner Sofia Castro. "We're giving children the opportunity to be able to get an education to be able to continue their life. To be able to become somebody."

Castro's company worked together with Food For the Poor, a non-profit organization, to help raise money for supplies, as well as food to help feed the children a healthy lunch every single day for the upcoming school year.

Their goal is to raise $10,500 to help in that cause.

"Being able to know they can have a guaranteed lunch everyday for a year, that alone brightens their day," said Rebecca McConnell of Food For The Poor.

To donate to Angels of Hope, visit their fund raising page on

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