TotalBank and Doral Chamber of Commerce Help Miami School Children Head Back to School with Backpack Drive


Fully stocked backpacks donated to Little Havana’s Leadership Learning Center


TotalBank, Miami’s premier community bank, partnered with the Doral Chamber of Commerce (DCC) for a month-long back-to-school drive that culminated on August 10, 2017 with the donation of pre-filled backpacks to the Leadership Learning Center in Little Havana. The bank’s three Doral Banking Center were drop-off sites to collect school supplies for the drive, which benefits more than 250 local pre-K through 12 students served by the Center.

According to the National Retail Federation, the average total for back-to-school supplies may cost a family up to $443.  The DCC sponsored the collection to help alleviate the financial strain placed on many underprivileged South Florida families to provide their children with the necessary tools to attend school.

The Leadership Learning Center is a pilot program that aims to create positive change for school children in Little Havana who come from difficult and challenged home environments by instilling them with self-respect and self-esteem through personal and academic achievement.   

TotalBank and DCC marked the occasion with the August 10th “donation celebration” event at TotalBank’s Doral Plaza Banking Center located at 9690 NW 41 Street. 

Items collected during the DCC Backpack Drive Collected included:

- Backpacks

- Pens

- Pencils

- Scissors

- Markers

- Crayons

- Colored Pencils

- Notebooks

- Binders

- Pencil Cases

- Dividers

- Erasers

- Scotch Tape

- Sharpeners

- Pocket Folders

- 3×5 Index Cards

- Highlighters

- Rulers

- Calculators

- Loose-leaf Paper

- Paperclips

- Glue


Headquartered in Miami, TotalBank is a leading, full-service community bank offering personal and business banking, lending, and wealth management services. TotalBank consistently ranks as one of the healthiest banks in the country and, for the past eighteen quarters, has received a 5-stars by Bauer Financial for its financial stability. TotalBank has proudly served the Miami community for 43 years. For additional information, please visit

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