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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

238 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a teacher in Dayton, Ohio, Crayons to Classrooms feels like Christmas for school supplies. Of all charity and volunteer events/groups that I participate in each year, Crayons to Classrooms is a group that I always support and appreciate the most! I cannot thank those who support Crayons to Classroom enough in helping my classroom with extra needed school supplies.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms is an amazing program that helps many local school teachers and students. They have been able to give an opportunity for school teachers to 'shop' 100% free of charge for school supplies to use within their classroom. I have just finished my 5th shopping trip in 3 years and can't even begin to express how thankful I am for all of the items I use throughout the year that I get from Crayons to Classrooms. Because of Crayons to Classrooms, none of my students have to be embarrassed about not having school supplies because they can simply go grab what they need from the supplies I've gained through Crayons to Classroom.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Crayons to Classrooms program provides great school supplies to schools who need them. The selection is awesome, and I really enjoy looking at the "suggested project" ideas they lay out to give you possible project ideas.
Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms is a great organization! I get many things for my classroom and school that I would not normally be able to supply or afford. It is a huge help!

Melissa222

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms helps supply my classroom with much needed items. Many students come without school supplies in my district, so I regularly spent my own money on class sets of everything from glue sticks to folders. Now that I can pick up supplies at Crayons, I am able to spend more time and money on other things for the students.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I teach in a school district in which many/most students do not bring their own supplies to school and our teacher resources are very limited. Crayons to Classrooms has been a terrific supplement to the items I purchase for students and my classroom in general. Having them as a resource has helped my students to be able to complete projects, have book bags, and added to our classroom books. For some students, I have been able to supply hats and gloves in the winter for those who are without.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are so helpful for teachers. Giving just a little helps so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I felt so privileged and honored to have had the opportunity to help out a wonderful organization and receive much needed classroom supplies in return. Each year I personally spend hundreds of dollars on supplies for my classroom and my kids. With the help of Crayons to Classrooms, I can personally spend my money in other ways to benefit my classroom and my students (instead of purchasing basic school supplies). Thank you to Crayons to Classroom!

Robin161

Client Served

Rating: 5

None of my kids start the year with any supplies. I couldn't continue my work without C2C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A program that really cares and helps. The items I have received has helped me save hundreds of dallors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I work in a district where many of our students qualify for free and reduced breakfast and lunch. Our parents worry about the necessities to survive and school supplies are often overlooked. Crayons to Classrooms has helped provide necessary supplies that many of my students can't afford. From backpacks and clothes to simple items as pencils, Crayons to Classrooms is always ready to help. Providing this opportunity is essential for students to be successful in school. Thank you for your support to our school and students!