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: 90 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.