Donated Office Furniture to Serve New Purpose in Jamaica

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2015) – More than 150 pieces of office furniture that once filled the South Florida corporate headquarters of Bankers Healthcare Group soon will be heading to Jamaica. BHG, a provider of financing solutions for healthcare professionals, relocated from Southwest Ranches to Davie, Fla., and decided to donate their extra furnishings to Food For The Poor.

“Through Food for the Poor, we were able to take our seemingly everyday items and pass them on to communities that could really benefit from them,” said Bob Castro, president and co-founder of Bankers Healthcare Group. “BHG is truly grateful for the opportunity to support Food for the Poor and contribute to their global impact. We hope Jamaican schools and orphanages will be able to get good use out of this furniture.”

For more than three decades, Food For The Poor has been a dedicated servant of the poor, supplying the basic needs of housing, food, and water to the people in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. The organization relies on the gift-in-kind donations it receives from corporations, businesses and individuals to provide essential goods like school furniture, medical equipment, and medicines.

“Once these items are delivered to our warehouse, they are sorted and shipped to where the need is greatest as quickly as possible,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. “The office furniture we received from Bankers Healthcare Group is a perfect example of how something that was once used in one capacity can be reused to serve a new purpose.”

The furnishings donated by BHG will be reused in schools and orphanages supported by the charity. 

Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing financing solutions for healthcare professionals, allowing them to remain focused on delivering high quality care. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company nine times for growth and job creation. For additional information, please visit or follow Bankers Healthcare Group on Twitter.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization 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

Wanda Wright

Food For The Poor
Public Relations
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