Back-to-school time will soon be upon the children and families in Durham. Purchase of school supplies is a regular exercise at the end of each summer, but not for all students whose families are unable to afford supplies. In many Durham County schools, that task falls upon their teachers in order to provide needed supplies in their classrooms.
You can help! This year, Crabtree, Carpenter & Connolly is participating in Crayons2Calculators Fill That Bus! supply drive. From July 24 – August 20 you can donate school supplies or make a financial contribution to Crayons2Calculators.
Mr. Malvern King, Of Counsel with CCC, has been working with the Durham Rotary Clubs on the Crayons2Calculators Fill That Bus! supply drive for many years through the SW Durham Rotary Club, where he was and is a charter member since 1979.
This year Mr. King is personally working directly with Crayons2Calculators, because he believes “that public school teachers should not have to go into their own pockets to purchase school supplies for students whose parents cannot afford them.”
Mr. King has distributed six collection bins to locations around Durham where you can drop off school supplies, including one at the offices of CCC located at 1011 Broad Street.
If you prefer to make a financial donation or learn more about the program and supplies needed, please visit http://www.crayons2calculators.org