CRAYONS TO CLASSROOMS

Rating: 4.9 stars   180 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 1511 Kuntz Rd Dayton OH 45404 USA

Mission: We collect and distribute basic school supplies at no cost to teachers of children in need.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-1594574
937-528-6400
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Our firm selects 1-2 chariiesy each year to support through financial, marketing and volunteering efforts. We were made aware that Crayons to Classrooms existed the middle of last year. It is amazing what they have accomplished in such a short time of existence! This is only possible due to the stellar leadership of Steve Rubenstein, his team including Deb Seger and the incredible volunteers that give so much. Steve has made a concentrated effort to get the DC2C mission told to as many corporations as possible and the organization, teachers and students are now reaping the rewards of sewing these seeds. Our community needs Crayons to Classrooms and we're blessed to have great leadership to help it grow!

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

Our organization has adopted Crayons to Classrooms and in turn we have received many thank yous from the students and teachers who have benefited from the organization. It's so wonderful to receive this hand drawn thank yous for each student who is impacted by the generousity of others.

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

Find a way to expand to other schools and classrooms.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Their mission in general prompted our gift

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Our employees adopted this organization for the year.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Professionally ran, young non-profit that is making great leaps & bounds in supporting our classrooms so our teachers don't have to buy the items out of their own pocket.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Crayons to Classrooms is a great organization to work with! They make every project impactful for both local students and the donors and volunteers who participate. What an inspiring organization to volunteer for!

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

They provide much needed school supplies to the region. They aid both teachers and students in a way that is so basic yet urgently needed.

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

give them more prominent warehouse space more centrally located (at a cheap price of course!)

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Rating: 5 stars  

Crayons to Classrooms highlights a need for schools that serve low income students. They stock a wide variety of school supplies that teachers can then come and "shop" for (all for free). Many people have heard that teachers spend their own money to provide things that their students need. This nonprofit has opened the eyes of the citizens of Dayton, OH, and allowed the community to take this burden off teachers' shoulders. The office and store are well-run and the staff excellent. A model organization.

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

Through organizing a drive in our American Heritage Girls scout troop, I was able to educate the girls and their families about kids that don't have educational necessities.

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

Expand the number of schools that they can help. However, this can only happen as they have supplies and funds to do so.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I participated in a project for Deloitte & Touche's annual community service day at Crayons to Classrooms. This prompted me to organize a supply drive with the scout troop I am involved with.

What would you tell others about this organization?

It is well-run and filling an important need.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our region is particularly fragile. With the loss of major automotive, technology and manufacturing employers, our schools are feeling a bigger pinch than ever. That impacts our students as well. They are lucky to have shoes and winter jacket, much less an assortment of pencils, glue sticks, lined paper and binders. Crayons to Classrooms supplements what our classrooms can no longer afford.

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

The early success of this organization has stimulated conversations with fellow foundation leaders and individual donors. How do we replicate these efforts? What does this say about collaborative spirit? Purpose-driven leadership? So very positive!

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

The positive spirit of each and every teacher, board member, funder and collaborative partner.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Committed, enthusiastic and creative.

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

Stock the shelves of 100 school districts and impact the lives of thousands of additional students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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