Crayons to Classrooms in Dayton, OH is a fantastic organization. The money I normally spend on extra supplies for my students I can now use to buy healthy snacks and other incentives. Not only do they offer free supplies that I pass on to my students (we have 90%+ free and reduced lunch)but the volunteers are very helpful and welcoming. Crayons to Classrooms is fabulous!
This is an AWESOME organization. I teach students that are socio-economically disadvantaged and most of them come to school with no school supplies. I was able to go and gut them amost everything they could need for the school year. There was everything from pencils and paper to art supplies. These are things that are vital to a good, rich education. Without crayons for classrooms many of our students wouldn't have access to these items that other students take for granted.
I had never heard of Crayons to Classrooms before but received an email one day inviting our school to participate. I had low expectations (since I had never heard of it) and was I ever surprised! I went in hoping to get a few markers, maybe some paper. I came out with a heaping cart full of school supplies - binders, highlighters, notebooks, paper, trash bins, dictionaries, and so much more. The volunteers were so helpful and I was so amazed that this was all donated to me and my students at no expense. What a blessing this was for our school, Thank you C2C!
I was granted the real privilege of "shopping" at Crayons to Classrooms with several of my co-workers. The staff was incredibly helpful and efficient, and the volume of materials made available to us at NO COST was incredible! Each of us left with two shopping carts filled with materials we could use to teach, organize and reward our students. In a district filled with children who struggle to obtain supplies for financial reasons, I was so grateful to have access to many of these expensive items. I can now ensure that every student has the materials they need to keep up and suceed.