Sew Your Heart Out

Spread love this Valentine’s Day season by sewing and stuffing pocket hugs for local students! Pocket hugs are small stuffed shapes that can be used by students to calm themselves or provide sensory input to help them concentrate.

If you are interested in this off-site volunteer opportunity, you can find the instructions here or reach out to Debbie at with any questions!

Schedule Your Shop!

When you shop at Crayons to Classrooms you will leave with an average of $722 worth of free school supplies for your classroom and students. If you aren’t sure if you’re eligible to shop with us, check if your school is eligible here. If your school is eligible, schedule your shop today through the teacher portal! If you don’t see your school’s name on the list, you can still participate in our volunteer to shop program.

Keeping Students Warm this Winter

Many local students come to school without a winter coat or socks. We need your help to stock our shelves with hats, mittens, scarves, and socks for our teachers to give to their students. No student should brave the cold without proper warm clothing – if you would like to make or donate hats, mittens, scarves, or socks, email Dave Hargrove at to schedule a drop-off time.

Tools That Transform

Crayons to Classrooms provides essential supplies to teachers of at-risk students across the Greater Dayton Region for free to ensure that every child has the tools they need to engage, learn, grow, and fully experience the transformative power of education. Last year alone, we served over 46,000 students. Your support can help transform lives across our community.


We rely on the support of our community to help us secure and distribute school supplies at no cost to teachers of students in need.


Area teachers can shop for all of the supplies and resources that we have available at no cost to you. See if you’re eligible.


We’re always looking for friendly, compassionate people to help in our store. Come alone or with a group and share your time.

Together, We Make A Difference

Crayons to Classrooms offers a number of special programs and activities so that your group or organization can make a difference in the lives of children. From school supply drives to volunteer opportunities and collaborations with other non-profit organizations, we value our community connections.


Crayons To Classrooms Highlights

From June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022, the numbers show that Crayons to Classrooms made a substantial and ongoing impact in our schools.

Teachers Shopped With Us
Average Shopping Visit
Schools Served
$2.8 M+
Value Of Supplies Distributed

About Us

Who are we, what do we do, and how do we do it? Learn more about our organization’s mission to change the lives of at-risk children in our region.

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Crayons to Classrooms strives to ensure that every student in need has the tools for success. Read about our efforts to realize that vision.

This summer I had a fun experience when I accompanied our church youth group to volunteer at Crayons to Classroom. We had so much fun talking and creating little math kits for teachers to use in their classrooms. And then today I got to be a shopper! WOW, what a great time! I am so excited to go to school and show my coworkers and students all the great items I got today. I am amazed at all the great items from Lysol wipes to calculators to a tape dispenser to notebooks, and on and on! What a great place that helps our community! I have taught over 24 years and have never been gifted so much product for my classroom! Thank you so much!

– P. Schultz, Teacher

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