Local Organizations Donate Hundreds of Backpacks

Superintendent Taibi and CDE Principals smile with representatives from the Essendant Charitable Foundation

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!