Opportunity And Access For All

For students to succeed, they must first have the tools to thrive. Crayons to Classrooms is committed to providing those tools to at-risk children in the Greater Dayton Region, including Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties. We encourage community donations while also leveraging an extensive collection of supply chain partners to secure essential school supplies at significantly reduced costs. Then, we distribute those items at no cost to teachers in our Dayton store. This committed collaboration between business leaders, individual donors and volunteers helps to assure equal access for students in our community and fuel their love of learning.

Our Mission

Secure and distribute school supplies at no cost to teachers of students in need.

Our Vision

Ensure every student has the school supplies they need to succeed.

Our Values

  • Believe in the power of education.
  • Treat all people with respect and dignity.
  • Meet the highest ethical standards.
  • Conduct all aspects of business with integrity and transparency.
  • Fulfill our responsibility to the greater community.

Meet Our Staff

The Crayons to Classrooms staff is committed to connecting essential resources to teachers while enhancing learning for students in need.

Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors is a diverse cross-section of dedicated community leaders, and passionate advocates for students in our region.

Learn Our History

See how we grew from a small group of concerned citizens to a distributor of over $30 million dollars in school supplies.

Read Our Impact Report

Crayons to Classroom is making a positive impact on our community, and the proof is in the numbers. See how our impact has been felt by both students and teachers in our service area.

View Our Financials

Financial transparency is key to retaining trust within our generous donor community. View our most recent tax returns, financial statements, reports, and documentation.

Understand Our Brand

Our difference is defined by our brand identity. Learn about the three pillars of our brand and the significance of those cornerstone attributes within the visual identity of our brand.

How Can You Help?

You can support Crayons to Classrooms by making a financial donation, donating supplies, or volunteering your time or talent. We deeply value your contribution to help build a stronger future for local students.

Crayons to Classrooms highlights a need for schools that serve low income students. They stock a wide variety of school supplies that teachers can then come and "shop" for (all for free). Many people have heard that teachers spend their own money to provide things that their students need. This nonprofit has opened the eyes of the citizens of Dayton, OH, and allowed the community to take this burden off teachers' shoulders. The office and store are well-run and the staff excellent. A model organization.

- Anonymous Donor