Tropical Financial donates nearly 400 backpacks to South Florida students heading back to the classroom

Credit union supports the efforts of various schools and organizations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties

MIRAMAR, FL (August 4, 2022) — Tropical Financial Credit Union is helping South Florida students prepare to return to the classroom by donating over 300 backpacks, lunch boxes and other classroom items. The supplies are going to various organizations or directly to schools in the tri-county region for distribution to students prior to the 2022/2023 school year starting. They include:

  • Andover Middle School-Miami Gardens
  • Hubert O Sibley K8 Academy-Miami
  • Nathan B. Young Elementary-Opa-locka
  • ChildNet for Broward County foster kids
  • SunFire Charter High School-Oakland Park
  • West Hollywood Elementary-Hollywood
  • City of South Bay for distribution to 300 local families-Palm Beach County

Tropical Financial has an ongoing partnership with all of the schools and organizations, providing support for them and their employees year-round. The relationships are managed by business development specialists Adriana Hernandez and Michelle Harrington.

“We love supporting our partners and the community any way we can, especially when it involves helping children,” said Harrington, who focuses on school outreach for the credit union. “The annual backpack drives are something we especially look forward to.”

Tropical Financial Credit Union delivers 50 backpacks to Andover Middle School in Miami Gardens

About Tropical Financial Credit Union

Based in Miramar, Florida, Tropical Financial Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution whose deposits are federally insured. Anyone who lives or works in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Lee, Collier, Hendry, and Sarasota counties is eligible to become a member.  Tropical Financial Credit Union was formed in 1935 by employees of the former Southern Bell with just a few hundred dollars. Today, it has grown to nearly $1.0 billion in assets. For more information, visit


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