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 40,000 students. Your support can help transform lives across our community.

You Can Help This Summer

We have many opportunities available this summer to help create our Classroom Solutions products. Using donated supplies, like paper, cardstock, and yarn, and tools such as die cut machines and paper cutters, volunteers create new and useful products for our teachers.
If your company, friends, or organization would be interested in bringing a group to volunteer on-site this summer, please contact Carlye Rausch at

Help Us Stuff The Bus!

For thousands of students in our community, basic school supplies remain a luxury. Your help is needed, and you can make a difference. We are looking for businesses, organizations, and individuals wanting to support community teachers and students by hosting a school supply drive (physical or virtual) or donating as part of our annual #StufftheBus campaign. ​​​​​​​​
The campaign runs through August 31st. You can find more information about how to host a supply drive on our campaign website:


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, 2020 through May 31, 2021, 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
$3.1 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.

"School supplies means we have the foundation to learn. The students take pride in their school supplies and know that they not only have supplies to use for classwork but to uncork their creative minds in their papers, experiments, and creations fueled by having the necessary supplies. The products are a lifeline for our students."

– Pete Ziehler, Northridge Schools

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