Impact Report

Grading Our Performance: 2022-2023

Each year, Crayons to Classrooms makes a significant difference in the lives of students and teachers. Last year, we served 50,534 students in 129 schools including 7 childcare centers and 6 rural pilot schools in the Dayton region. In those schools, 60% or more of the student population is enrolled in free or reduced lunch programming via the National School Lunch Program. The information below provides statistical insight into the impact that our services and programs are having here in the Miami Valley. All data was collected from June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.

Making A Difference To Our Students

Approximately 83% of the students in our service area are identified as low-income, and according to local teachers, 75% of their students lack the supplies they need to succeed throughout the school year.

$2,526,840
Value Of Distributed Merchandise
12,214
Packs Of Pencils Distributed Last School Year
6,234
Packs Of 24 ct. Crayons Distributed Last School Year

Making A Difference For Teachers

Teachers from eligible schools are invited to shop at our free retail-style store twice per academic year to acquire school supplies, student incentives, art supplies, and other educational materials.

2,069
Teachers Served Via Shopping
$676
Value Of Average Shopping Visit
3,516
Shopping Visits

Making A Difference With The Community

Our volunteers assist teachers with their shopping experience by helping with check-in, data entry, and the physical shopping process. They also create, build, and assemble every product in our Classroom Solutions section of the store.

668
Volunteers
9,024
Volunteer Hours

Read The Full Report

Want to learn more about the impact that Crayons to Classrooms makes in the Dayton region? Download and read our most recent Impact Report that surveyed nearly 310 teachers in our area.

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