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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.