BankUnited Holds Back-to-School Drive to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Organizations Around Florida

MIAMI LAKES, Fla.  – With back-to-school around the corner, BankUnited is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations around Florida to collect much needed backpacks and school supplies for children and teens.

Throughout July, BankUnited will hold a backpack and school supply drive at its Florida branches. Anyone wishing to donate school supplies may drop off items during branch hours.  For branch locations and hours please visit and click the ATM/branch locator tab.

“Each year, through the generous support of people in our communities, BBBS is able to help thousands of students throughout Florida prepare for the first day of school by providing backpacks full of needed supplies,” said Tom M. Cornish, state president of Florida for BankUnited. “We are proud to do our part to help provide young people with the tools they need to succeed in school.”

Suggested items include: backpacks, binders, calculators, colored pencils, compasses, composition books, crayons, erasers, glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, loose-leaf paper, markers, notebooks, pencil cases, pencils, sharpeners, pens, pocket folders, protractors, rulers, safety scissors, spiral notebooks and tissues.

For more information call (877) 779-2265 or visit

About BankUnited, N.A.

BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with 100 branches in 15 Florida counties and six banking centers in the New York metropolitan area at March 31, 2015. Ranked third on Forbes Magazine’s list of “Best Banks in America 2015,” and one of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services.  For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit BankUnited can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @BankUnited