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Donations roll in for 'Pancho's Pack' and school supplies

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Pancho-powered effort to help less fortunate kids get backpacks filled with school supplies, all in honor of Buffalo Bills superfan Pancho Billa, has momentum and is driving down the field.

Ezra Castro expressed his wishes for people to bring backpacks with school supplies for kids, rather than flowers, for him when he died. 

Each #PanchosPack will contain supplies like erasers, a binder, and pencils, as well as a personal hygiene pack and a coloring book, among other items. For every $10 donated, a child will get a backpack filled with $100 worth of school supplies. 

Each backpack will have a tag attached that makes sure that the kid who receives it will know it's a gift from Pancho, Bills Mafia co-founder Del Reid said on Twitter Wednesday. 

To make a donation, click here. Add the hashtag #PanchosPack to your order. 

As of May 21, the organizers say they have received $90,000 in donations since the fundraiser started earlier in the day- that's over 9,000 kids who will receive backpacks.

Billa died from cancer on Tuesday.

Donations are also pouring into Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Billa's name.


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