On August 29th, the Essendant Charitable Foundation donated approximately 250 colorful backpacks filled with supplies to Cairo-Durham Elementary, providing a bag and school supplies to every student in kindergarten and pre-k. The remaining backpacks donated by Essendant were given to first- through fifth-grade families who needed one.
In addition to the 250 backpacks donated by Essendant, Foresters Financial provided about 150 smaller drawstring bags packed with school supplies for students in K-12.
In total, nearly 400 backpacks filled with school supplies were donated to Cairo-Durham students. Many thanks to the Essendant Charitable Foundation, Catskill Elks Lodge and Foresters Financial for their generosity and helping our students start the school year right!