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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: 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.

Community Stories

255 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely Amazing! Received so much more than I ever imagined! So thankful, and so are my students!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently visited Crayons to Classroom for the first time and I was very impressed. I am a first grade, first year teacher. This organization is such a blessing! I was able to get so many supplies, craft items, and prizes for my students. As teachers we spend so much of our own money on our classrooms and to have help is so amazing! Thank you Crayons to Classroom and everyone involved who makes this place possible!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is awesome, easy, and a true benefit to my students! I have found just the right items to supplement my supply closet, and to provide for otherwise unobtainable classroom goals! Let's keep this going!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms moved to a more modern facility, and I was fortunate enough to visit the first day they reopened. The set-up is wonderful, the staff is delightful, and the available materials are much appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms has provided supplies students in my district need. I have received a wide variety of supplies such as pencils, paper, notebooks, paints, ribbon, books, trays for organizing papers, backpacks, and lunchbags. Thank you for your generosity.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a teacher for Dayton Public Schools. Many of my students come to school without much needed school supplies, book bags, or even some come without socks in the winter time. Crayons 2 Classrooms have been a life savor to our district. With each of my shopping trips, I receive between $1,200 and $1,500 worth of supplies that I can give to my classroom, as well as share with the entire school. Teachers spend so much of their own money to buy supplies and this nonprofit is a huge help to save our pocketbook! The students are so excited when I give the school supplies to them and they are happy and excited to send thank you pictures to the donors. Without Crayons to Classrooms it would be much more difficult to ensure that my kindergartners had everything they need to be successful with school! I appreciate their help so much that I volunteer when needed. I wish each urban school district had the same opportunity to shop at a Crayons 2 Classrooms store.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful resource for school supplies! Many of my students come to school with nothing at the beginning of the year. Crayons to Classroom has everything they need!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crayons to classrooms is an invaluable tool for teachers like myself! In years past I have spent full paychecks on supplies because of the the needs of my students. With the generous donations from Crayons to Classrooms there has been a tremendous burden lifted from my shoulders and my students have the supplies they need! This organization is truly a blessing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

What would I do without Crayons to Classrooms? The facility is very clean and organized. Everything is labeled and easy to locate. The staff is super friendly. On top of this they have provided invaluable resources for my students who come from an underprivileged environments. Thank you SO much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms has provided my students the tools they need to be successful. One hundred percent of my students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. The school supplies provided by donations to Crayons to Classrooms are invaluable! Thank you for providing this service to our students.