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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Crayons to Computer exists to level the playing field in the classroom by providing students in need the tools to succeed in school.

Results: Crayons to Computers has distributed more than $176 million worth of school supplies, educational tools and incentive items to teachers since 1997.

Target demographics: 111,000+ students in need in greater Cincinnati (including Northern Kentucky and parts of Indiana), preschool through grade 12

Direct beneficiaries per year: In the COVID-19 shortened 2019-20 school year, Crayons reached nearly 60,000 students through 6,400 teacher shoppers.

Geographic areas served: 16-county region of greater Cincinnati including 6 Ohio counties, 7 Northern Kentucky counties and 3 Indiana counties

Programs: The Teacher Resource Center serves teachers at schools where 60% or more of the student population receive free or reduced-cost lunches (through the USDA). Teachers can "shop" up to 10 times per year to obtain free school supplies for their classrooms and students. The Mobile Outreach Program provides teachers in outlying counties access to a range of basic supplies—delivered right to their school's doors. Crafts with Conviction is a partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections through which inmates at 16 prisons make educational tools for our Teacher Resource Center. Keep our Kids Warm is a program through which volunteers knit hats, scarves and mittens for needy children. All donations are given away to teachers for their students.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michelle K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful place C2C is! I literally would not be able to teach without their assistance. As an Art teacher, I use lots of consumables- lots more than my budget allows for. I always find staples like paper, pencils, and crayons as well as cool stuff that can be used to enhance projects my students are working on. Whether I need items to be used as incentives, basic supplies, or pre-made recourses, I can count of C2C to have a great selection.