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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

22 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

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Crayons to classrooms has allowed me to use my resources towards other fun rewards in my classroom. I am able to go out and shop for school supplies that my students would not have due to there families financial ability. It makes my students happy and feel proud that items can be provided for them just like the other student in the class.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms is an awesome nonprofit! I am so thankful for the supplies and support they have provided for my school to help our students have what they need to succeed!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms is by far my favorite nonprofit! I have been teaching for 10 years and the last 2 I have been an eligible teacher to enjoy the many benefits of what this program has to offer! They are always helpful, friendly, and extremely organized! They make it possible for my students to have classroom materials they may not be able to afford on their own! Love this organization and I look forward to my "shopping visit" each semester!!

Lynda24

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In my life as a teacher, - I've taught for 28 yrs. - there are few things that have warmed my heart more than the gracious people who show such generosity through their donations that we get free of charge. Sometimes teaching can be a thankless job, but Crayons to Classrooms always feels like a great, big THANK YOU! I work in a school where 99% of the students are at or below the poverty level. So often, they come without basic items they need, but because of Crayons to Classrooms, they have everything they need, and it doesn't come out of my pocket! Thank so much! You are a God-sent blessing!

Patty60

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent!!

I have worked with organizations that give teachers a stipend. This is the first experience, even when asked, where no stipend was mentioned. I appreciate the opportunity to shop and noticed all the loyal supporters in Montgomery County. Thank you as I look forward to shopping this next semester...

Sincerely,

Fourth grade Teacher
Dayton , Ohio

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Crayons to Classrooms consistently provides excellent selections of materials for use in classrooms and superb support staff, mostly volunteers, who are helpful and knowledgeable. The organization provides critically needed supplies to students who need and appreciate them. They are wonderful!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for Crayons to Classrooms. They provide great supplies and material to benefit my students each and every day!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have had the opportunity to be able to benefit from this wonderful program. This program allows me and fellow colleagues to receive school supplies that are desperately needed in the classroom. I was able to shop for pencils, crayons, rulers, notebooks, and even book bags. These items are always needed in the classrooms so the shopping trips from Crayons to Classrooms really help out a lot. It's a wonderful program and our school World of Wonder is very blessed to be a part of the program. I want to take this time to thank all the sponsors from the community for all your support.

God bless you all,
Lois Bradley
World of Wonder
4th Grade Teacher