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CRAYON COLLECTION's Fundraiser:

Saving Crayons from Landfills and Bringing Art Opportunities to Kids

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BENEFITING: CRAYON COLLECTION

EVENT: GIVE Los Angeles Challenge

EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2016

THE STORY:

One Simple Crayon, One Big Shift.  Our model is simple but our impact is extraordinary: by collecting gently used crayons from restaurants and hotels that distribute free crayons to children when they dine, that would have otherwise been thrown away after a single use, we intervene in a cycle of waste that has existed for decades. We save an extraordinary tool of expression, curiosity and learning – the crayon - and redistribute them to local classrooms across the country. As a formal partner of the National Head Start Association (NHSA), we ensure our crayons reach the neediest of classrooms through the network of more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grantees across the United States. And our partnership with USA.com allows us to support Title 1 schools, America’s elementary programs that enroll children who are living under the poverty line.

 

While our partnerships with national restaurant and hotel chains offer tremendous impact and scale, allowing us to save millions of crayons from landfills each year, we also believe in a grass-roots collection model that engages families, children, and communities in philanthropy. The elegance of the Crayon Collection model lies in its simplicity – anyone can begin a collection through their local school, library, neighborhood Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts club, or faith community – and ensure these lightly loved crayons reach the hands of teachers and students in their local school.

 

The scale of the problem we seek to address is extraordinary: statistics show that while billions of crayons are produced each year, over 150 million crayons are discarded by more than 15,000 family style restaurant chains across the U.S. These gently used crayons end up in landfills where they never decompose, exacerbating an already critical environmental crisis. At the same time, classrooms across America are suffering from systemic budget cuts, forcing teachers to spend on average $750 of their own earnings for basic supplies. It is at this intersection of excess and need that we seek to offer a sustainable solution.

$1,710

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tanaz Assil

     

  • Tanaz Moshir-Fatemi

    $100

  • julia hine

    $25

  • Flora Dumurgier

    $100

  • Athina

    $10

  • L D Matiko

    $25

  • Danny and Rene Farahmandian

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mellisa Nielsen, The Charity Angels

    $600

  • The Money Mammals

    $250

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9% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $1,710 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

CRAYON COLLECTION

Amount Raised

$1,610

 

8% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gila Michail

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Anna Assenmacher

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

The Money Mammals

The Money Mammals

DONATION: $250

7 months ago

Mellisa Nielsen, The Charity Angels

Mellisa Nielsen, The Charity Angels

DONATION: $600

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

7 months ago

Danny and Rene Farahmandian

Danny and Rene Farahmandian

DONATION: $250

8 months ago

L D Matiko

L D Matiko

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Athina

Athina

DONATION: $10

The Hero of Color City 8 months ago

Flora Dumurgier

Flora Dumurgier

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

julia hine

julia hine

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Tanaz Moshir-Fatemi

Tanaz Moshir-Fatemi

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Tanaz Assil

Tanaz Assil

8 months ago