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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 2017, we have distributed over $12.2M in supplies during 13,730 teacher shopping visits to teachers from 90 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 through the 2015-2016 school year, we have provided school supplies that are essential to academic success - at no cost to students' teachers, families, or schools. Over $9.6 in supplies have been distributed to 83 schools during 11,555 teacher "shopping visits." During the 2016-2017 school year, teachers from 90 schools will visit Crayons to Classrooms to pick up free supplies to return to their classrooms and their students who need them.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just love Crayons to Classrooms. This program has helped me provide much needed supplies to students in my classrooms. I have been able to bless students in need in more classrooms than just my own due to the wide array of supplies that I have been able to get through this program. I am always amazed at the materials that they are able to provide to area teachers. My cousin is jealous because there isn't a program like this in her area!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for Crayons to Classrooms and the commitment on their part is intense and therefore it inspires us as volunteers to give our best. The jobs that we do as volunteers helps keep things ready for the teacher with few resources and they are so grateful. It is great to see it grow each year and be able to know students are benefiting from these supplies. A very worthy organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered at Crayons to Classrooms in Dayton as a UD student. I saw how dedicated and caring the teachers are and how under-resourced the school districts are. This organization solves the problem that so many teachers are facing! Great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with Crayons to Classrooms and enjoy seeing the wonderful resources and supplies that are provided to teachers in my area to help their students succeed! The staff is helpful, friendly and always willing to help out. When students have the supplies to succeed we all succeed as a community.

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!

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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!

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.

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Crayons To Classrooms for a little over a month, and have enjoyed the experience so very much. The people there are very friendly and professional at the same time. The work they do is simply amazing .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Crayons to Classrooms organization is a heaven sent! The supplies that they provide to our students allow them to be prepared for all of their classes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff at C2C is amazing! They are always so kind and they truly care about their jobs there!
Makes volunteering very fun!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for this organization once a week. I am amazed at the product that is available for teachers! As a retired teacher, I am so grateful that I can do something for today's teachers. The Crayons to Classroom staff is so welcoming, appreciative and very professional. The physical organization and cleanliness of Crayons to Classroom is amazing! I wish that I had this opportunity when I was teaching. GREAT ORGANIZATION!!!!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Crayons to Classrooms is a wonderful place. Its a place where teachers can get free supplies for their classrooms. It seems almost perfect how its always air conditioned and the teachers always get what they need. The staff are polite and friendly and always willing to help. Volunteering there changed my life because its such a great escape and such a safe place for me to volunteer. It is a delightful place and a great experience. It warms my heart to see a smile on every single person in the room, including my own.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Crayons to Classrooms once a week and its amazing! The other volunteers are friendly and helpful. The employees are welcoming and it feels like extended family when I'm there, I never feel like I'm at work. The organization of all the school supplies is outstanding! The teachers always seem excited when shopping at Crayons to Classrooms. As a volunteer, I'm really appreciative for the opportunity and experience that I've received while working here. My daughter whose a sophomore in High School this year also has the opportunity to volunteer now and it's most definitely an eye opener to her in regards to what's going on in her community. If I could be there more than once a week I would!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I enjoy working a morning each week at Crayons to Classroom. They are organized provide a wonderful service and products to worthy benefactors. I feel satisfied with my efforts and time contributions when I leave each week.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I retired from teaching, I searched for an organization that would help me stay connected with other retired and non retired teachers - Crayons to Classrooms fit the bill. The facility is user friendly and well organized. The volunteers that I work with are wonderful, caring and very helpful to any one who enters the store. All who shop leave with carts filled with materials for their students and it is all free! In addition, everyone leaves with a smile on their face and a thank you for doing a terrific job in educating our youth.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a retird teacher, I know first hand how much money teachers spend of their own money on classroom materials and rewards to supplement the classroom for successful learning and instruction.

I volunteer for Crayons to Classrooms, because I know how much teachers can use the materials for their classrooms. Anything a teacher can receive for free for their classroom is like getting a monetary bonus! It's a wonderful organization that is well organized with a friendly welcoming staff.