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Crayons2Calculators

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: We directly equip Durham Public School teachers with the classroom supplies they need to help reduce barriers to success for every Durham Public School student. Teachers never pay for the supplies they receive from us.

Results: During the 2021-2022 academic year we fulfilled orders for 1,604 teachers valued at more than $107,000 of the most needed classroom supplies. Teachers from all 53 schools in the Durham Public School District engaged with our programs and services.

Target demographics: teachers, students, and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1604 Durham Public School teachers

Geographic areas served: Durham, North Carolina

Programs: Our Classroom Essentials program provides the most needed school supplies to Durham Public School teachers at no cost. Our available inventory of supplies includes crayons, pencils, and glue sticks to printing paper, notebooks, hand sanitizer, tissues, and more. We offer online ordering and school delivery so that all teachers in our district have the opportunity to benefit from this service.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently joined the Crayons2Calculators board at the beginning of 2022 and am incredibly impressed with the organization. It is a diverse and enthusiastic board that includes teachers, parents, and community members. The commitment to ensuring our teachers and students have the supplies they need in their classrooms shows from the dedication of volunteers assisting with shopping orders to the Executive Director. As a DPS parent, I have seen the positive impact having access to these resources and supplies has had in our schools, especially for new teachers setting up their classrooms for the first time.
I look forward to seeing C2C continue growing this meaningful service within the Durham and DPS communities.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Crayons2Calculators does amazing work supporting teachers in Durham and they make it so convenient to donate online. My favorite way to give back is through their Amazon wishlist. I treat it like back to school shopping even though I am out of school!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing! They go above and beyond to help teachers and students have the materials they need to be successful. I admire their desire to make education equitable!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a former classroom teacher, I valued C2C's assistance with providing supplies for me to use with my students. Even now, as a coordinator of the IB Diploma Programme, the teachers at my school always take advantage of any online opportunities to order more supplies. I don't mind being the one to pick the items up & deliver them! Teachers are happy that they don't have to spend their own money to buy certain classroom supplies.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

C2C is a wonderful organization that supports teachers and students in Durham Public Schools. My teachers are excited when it is that time of the year!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a board member with C2C for over a year now and I think they are just wonderful. As a former public school teacher, I know first-hand how demoralizing it can be to buy school supplies out of pocket. I would have loved an organization like C2C to help not only ease the financial burden I felt but also to show me that my work is valuable and valued. I love that C2C provides this reaffirmation for teachers and allows them to focus on the thing they do best: providing our students with an engaging and fruitful educational experience.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I was able to help support Crayons2Calculators with their Skin Tone cart supplies campaign. It was an awesome way for me to help as an individual to support such an inclusive program. It's been fun to engage and support such unique and impressive programs Crayons2Calculators are doing to support and transform the children in the community!

1 Dwayne D.

Donor

Rating: 5

I give back to support local teachers because my mom has been a teacher in the county I grew up in for more than 30 years so I know just how much the gift of free school supplies means.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a part of the Crayons2Calculators family since 2018, when I first volunteered in the warehouse to help sort supplies. I joined the board shortly thereafter and it has been one of my greatest pleasures to serve this organization, which has such a dedicated group of volunteers and donors (not to mention an amazing Executive Director), all of whom continue to support us because of the impact C2C makes with Durham's teachers and students every day.

1 Lacey W.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been serving on the board of Crayons2Calculators for over a year now and the experience has been so rewarding. Seeing the positive impact we make for so many Durham teachers is amazing knowing that we only have 1 paid staff person and almost 100 dedicated volunteers! Supporting teachers is important in our world right now as many are burnt out and leaving the career field after surviving teaching though the COVID-19 pandemic.