Crayons to Classrooms
Rating: 4.92 stars 230 230 reviews
1750 Woodman Drive Dayton OH 45420-3639 USA
We collect and distribute school supplies at no cost to teachers of students in need.
get school supplies to students who live at or below the federal poverty level.
Geographic areas served:
the Greater Dayton, OH region.
operation of a teacher resource center - also known as a "free store for teachers" or a store without a cash register. Since January 2009 through the 2015-2016 school year, we have provided school supplies that are essential to academic success - at no cost to students' teachers, families, or schools. Over $9.6 in supplies have been distributed to 83 schools during 11,555 teacher "shopping visits." During the 2016-2017 school year, teachers from 90 schools will visit Crayons to Classrooms to pick up free supplies to return to their classrooms and their students who need them.
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I am a high school librarian in Dayton and haven't had a decent budget in three years. My visits to Crayons to Classrooms enables me to not only meet the needs of students when they have projects, but also to have unique incentives to promote reading. The Thirty One bags are super appealing to the student, and the volunteers are always helpful and courteous.
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Crayons to Classrooms is a very important resource to both myself and my students. I am an art teacher in a Pre-K-8 building in Dayton Public Schools. I am very proud of all 520 of my students. Each of my kiddos have benefited from the shopping trips I get to make each year. Pencils, crayons, paper, glue, paint, brushes, and markers are wonderful for our art making adventures. I often leave with unexpected items that make great prizes and incentives. Each shopping trip is a happy experience, I always leave with fresh energy and the spark I need to stay creative!
I am a high school English teacher in Dayton and Crayons to Classrooms has been such a help. Spending our own money on classroom supplies is very difficult. To be able to get pencils and notebooks for the students, and even backpacks for those students who have no backpacks or whose backpacks are falling apart is great! I am even able to use workbooks and novels from the center to help my students improve their reading and writing. I am always amazed by how helpful the volunteers are and all of the supplies that I can get without them being a financial burden to myself.
Crayons to Classroom is amazing! Such a valuable resource!
Crayons to Classrooms has been a vital part of my Special Education teaching/ministry experience. As a special needs teacher, I routinely use my own money to help fund our academic and extracurricular activities. I have used supplies donated to me from Crayons to Classrooms for holiday activities such as the milk carton Gingerbread houses. (They donated some foam trays that we used as the foundation/base of the house). They also have donated paint, felt, buttons for gingerbread man/woman noises and homemade ornaments. We have used their chair bags to hold our supplies while we are in the classroom.
Utilizing the supplies donated to me from Crayons to Classrooms has enriched my special students academic and social goals. I am very grateful to have them as a sponsor in my students lives. Thanks
Crayons To Classrooms is best non-profit in the Dayton area to benefit teachers and students. Crayons to Classrooms is a magical place where teachers are connected with supplies that our low income students do not bring to school including bookbags, crayons, pencils, bookbags, erasers, folders, notebooks, binders, etc to complete their school work, but also items that teachers need to make a classroom run such as tape, staples, post-its, wipes, etc. A visit to Crayons to Classroom is like a gift for all Dayton area teachers and I proud to say they are in my twon!
Crayons To Classroom is an amazing organization that provides all kinds of supplies for teachers. As a teacher in an urban school district, I often have students who cannot afford their school supplies. Crayons To Classrooms has helped the students in our school get the supplies they need including things like backpacks, pencils, paper, folders and so much more.
Going to Crayons2Classrooms is a wonderful experience. It provides an opportunity for me to "shop" for materials that benefit my students in ways that would not be possible on my own. They provide materials for projects, rewards, and students personal use (backpacks, clothing, etc.). The staff and volunteers are always encouraging, helpful, and positive. The system they use is organized and effective. The last time I shopped and had my students write and send thank you notes to the monthly donor, we received a beautiful and heartfelt reply from one of the recipients. Knowing that they enjoy donating for the good of the students make the experience even better.
This is a magnificent nonprofit that supplies high need schools with materials for the students and classrooms. Crayons 2 Classrooms has allowed me to provide needed materials for my students: everything from pencils to notebooks to bookbags. The volunteers are friendly and helpful, the "store" is clean and organized, and my experiences have always been positive. The donors are angels! The entire process from reserving a shopping date to shopping and writing our thank you letters is very user friendly.
Crayons to Classrooms provides teachers in schools of high need supplies, materials, and resources to use in the classroom. Students get supplies and materials they may not have otherwise received.