Crayons to Classrooms

Rating: 4.92 stars   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.

Target demographics:

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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Crayons to classrooms is a wonderful organization! Our school receives so many supplies from Crayons to classrooms every year. Since our school is an inner-city school, our students really benefit from these supplies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The "store" is very nicely organized and easy to "shop" my students and I need and use everything, we get. Most of my students do not have supplies, this really helps our classroom.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a teacher that gets the privilege of visiting this organization. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The volunteers are always ready to assist and I get much needed school supplies for my students. I look forward to visiting Crayons to Classrooms. I know that the entire staff at my school enjoys their visits.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing. I appreciate the lists are now in order. This helps out a lot.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I work for Dayton Public Schools and was told staff could go to C2C to gather needed materials. I was able to get several items that I could disperse to the children I serve. The staff were friendly and helpful and the materials were ones that benefitted the kids.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work with the children I serve.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the quality of the products given away and the helpfulness of the volunteers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide all teachers in our district with some of the materials they need to be successful in the classroom.

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One time

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