For an underprivileged child, every school supply holds the potential for something new. Something bigger. Something better. That’s why Crayons to Computers is dedicated to providing kids with the supplies they need to succeed in school and life. It’s simple, yet so critical.
At Crayons to Compuetrs we are working 365 days a year to ensure that students in need, aged Pre-Kindergarten through grade twelve have the school supplies they need to be successful in school and in life. Founded in 1997, we partner with more than 600 schools and 12,000 teachers in 16 counties throughout Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Indiana to serve 150,000 students.
Our Teacher Free Store, Mobile Outreach Program, and Preschool/Early Childhood Program bridge the gap for families and schools that do not have the financial resources to provide school supplies to students. We begin by filling the need for essential school supplies like crayons, paper, scissors, pencils, and notebooks, and offer a variety of additional materials that lend teachers crucial support for learning and motivation. Since our inception, we have distributed $148 million worth of free school supplies. We accomplish these goals through careful analysis of needs, lean staffing, and great support from volunteers, who gave close to 20,000 hours to support the mission of Crayons to Computers during the 2015-16 school year.
One pencil can draw the path to literacy. One box of crayons can color the imagination with new possibilities. These ordinary supplies can have extraordinary impact and change the course of a child’s life. Let’s give them the tools they deserve and the chance to achieve anything.