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Crayons to Classrooms

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Causes: Education, Educational Services, Primary & Elementary Schools, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: We secure and distribute school supplies at no cost to teachers of students in need.

Results: Since opening to eight pilot schools in January 2009 through February 2018, we have distributed over $15M in supplies during 17,000+ teacher shopping visits to teachers from 100 schools.

Target demographics: get school supplies to students who live at or below the federal poverty level.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 schools and 30,000 students

Geographic areas served: the Greater Dayton, OH region.

Programs: operation of a teacher resource center - also known as a "free store for teachers" or a store without a cash register. Since January 2009 when we opened our doors to 8 pilot schools in Dayton and through today, we have provided school supplies that are essential to academic success - at no cost to students' teachers, families, or schools. As of February 2018, over $15M in supplies have been distributed throughout 100 schools in the Greater Dayton Region during 17,000+ teacher "shopping visits."

Community Stories

339 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms help provide needed resources to all my students. I truly appreciate everyone who donates and volunteers. My out of pocket expense seems to grow each school year, however, Crayons to Classrooms makes it a little easier. I passed out some of the supplies to students and they thought it was wonderful. They were so excited. Thank you for everything.

Ms. V

Client Served

Rating: 4

A terrific provider of supplies for teachers in under resourced schools/classrooms. Well organized and helpful. I am grateful that Crayons to Classrooms is available for teachers in our area.

Kate2284

Client Served

Rating: 5

They provide many things that I need in my classroom. I love going their twice a year to get supplies I am running low on and find many prize box items.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

C2C has been very helpful in supplying my classroom with much needed items. Many of my students cannot afford to get the supplies that they need, and C2C fills that void. It keeps me from spending my money to buy items that I need. C2C has been a great resource for me.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is a great place for Educators to get supplies for the classsroom! This help tremendously from having to spend on these items! Great selections to choose from!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely love how Crayons to Classrooms provides supplies for teachers and their students! It is greatly appreciated!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about this organization. As a teacher you either by it yourself, or you are fortunate enough to get the support you need here. I wouldn't want to think about the amount I would have to spend without this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing!! As a teacher in a high poverty school, my only options for getting needed materials are: A- My own pocket, or B- Crayons to Classrooms. The organization has helped so very much with an abundance and variety of needed materials. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our company helps out annually with C2C and they really have their goals in order and volunteer opportunities well organized. It's a great organization to volunteer for and I plan to help out at all as much as I can in the future!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My entire family, including children, have volunteered with C2C and seen first hand the difference they make!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My class loves when I go shopping at Crayons to Classroom. They especially love the new school supplies because other than for the first of school, their supplies are usually not replenished from home. They also love the variety of other unique items I put in the prize box from shopping there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am not a teacher, but have donated my time and items to Crayons to Classrooms. My business partner and I go to garage sales and buy up all school supplies we can find, then take them down to the donation center. We love teachers and enjoy supporting Crayons to Classrooms.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms is such a blessing to me and my students. They have the proper school supplies they need to be successful in the classroom! I love volunteering for them and seeing other teachers benefit!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The supplies I receive for my classroom are so helpful to me and my students. Supplies can be expensive and teaching in a low income community can be a challenge to help the students have what they need. C2C enables us to serve our students with much needed items. Thank you so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms is an amazing organization that allows me to provide more than just minimal supplies to my classroom. As everyone knows, supplies can and do get very expensive. C2C provides so many different supplies I may not otherwise be able to have for my students. The staff is also so very helpful.

Concetta D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms is a wonderful agency that assist teachers in low income areas. This is a wonderful things for those that are less fortunate.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been donating to this organization for several years and am amazed what a great place this for teachers. I don't know what the kids would do without this group!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at Crayons to Classrooms and was blown away by the commitment to our local schools. I LOVE the mission of this organization, and they really deliver on their vision. C2C makes a tremendous impact on the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a student in college, I volenteered at this organization. Now as a classroom teacher, I get to visit C2C to get supplies for my class. I am so thankful for all of the donors and volunteers that help C2C!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing organization! I am a teacher in the inner city and we have no money at all for supplies. This organization has saved my classroom! They work hard for teachers and children every day.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year I heard about the wonderful organization that helps teachers. I contacted them and found out my school was listed to receive their resources. It was my second year teaching and I was purchasing everything myself. What a blessing C2C was for me. The tools I received helped me to be a better teacher. I was able to use all of the curriculum books, folders, posters and decorations. The Yobi box was icing on the cake. I teach a special education class located in a low income area. My students had their own pencil bags filled with everything they needed too be successful at school and at home. Thanks C2C!