For many families, the back-to-school lists of notebooks, pens, pencils and calculators can cost too much

and stretch their already thinning budgets to the near breaking point. Angela Hines knows how hard it can be, which is why this generous family court attorney and mother of five decided to give back and help the children in her community get ready for school.

Angela began a back-to-school drive after she looked at her own children's lengthy supply lists and realized there was no way some parents in her neighborhood would be able to pay for all the required items. Angela knows the struggle these parents face first hand. Growing up, she had to eat free school lunches while her cash-strapped family fought to pay their bills.

Now a successful attorney, she is collecting as many notebooks, backpacks and pencils as she can to distribute to the children of Far Rockaway Elementary School, where 95 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunches.

When she’s not busy collecting school supplies, Angela also runs Project Window — a program at a local school that shows kids a life beyond the projects. Lastly, Angela also heads annual collection drives for beautiful, used prom dresses in her community to benefit girls who might not be able to afford them. Through her efforts in 2013, 150 underprivileged girls received prom dresses for their big dances.

Angela is proof that all that is needed to make a difference in the life of a child and at the heart of your community is the desire to do so.