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.
Crayons to classrooms is a wonderful organization! Our school receives so many supplies from Crayons to classrooms every year. Since our school is an inner-city school, our students really benefit from these supplies.
I am a teacher that gets the privilege of visiting this organization. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The volunteers are always ready to assist and I get much needed school supplies for my students. I look forward to visiting Crayons to Classrooms. I know that the entire staff at my school enjoys their visits.
I work for Dayton Public Schools and was told staff could go to C2C to gather needed materials. I was able to get several items that I could disperse to the children I serve. The staff were friendly and helpful and the materials were ones that benefitted the kids.