The City of Good Neighbors is coming through once again, donating more than $91,000 in just a week to honor Pancho Billa.
- One of Pancho Billa's last wishes was for people to donate backpacks with school supplies to kids in lieu of flowers
- 26 Shirts and Teacher's Desk partnered up to make that a reality
- More than $91,000 raised in Pancho's honor
When the Buffalo Bills superfan died last week, he said he didn’t want flowers at his funeral but instead wanted to help kids have the school supplies they need.
Now called "Pancho Packs," backpacks will be filled with $100 worth of school supplies, honoring Pancho’s last wish.
Backpacks will be handed out to kids in the Buffalo area and a truckload will also be delivered to kids in Irving, Texas, hometown of Pancho, whose real name was Ezra Castro.
Del Reid, owner of 26 Shirts, teamed up with Teacher's Desk to fulfill this wish and in just a week they’ve raised enough money to help 9,100 kids.
Reid said he's not surprised Bills fans rose to the occasion and he's proud to be one.
"I'm just proud of all of us,” said Reid. “How we always step forward and we always meet the need and take care of our own. So it's just an honor to be associated with a great group of people."
Reid said he's meeting with Teacher's Desk this week to come up with a more concrete plan on how to continue to handle donations as it's more than they could've ever expected.
Donations can be made through Teacher’s Desk.