Each year, Crayons to Classrooms makes a significant difference in the lives of students and teachers. Last year, we served 46,971 students in 125 schools including 6 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, 2021 through May 31, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
“Wow! Our school qualified to shop at Crayons to Classrooms this year, and I just completed my first shop. What an impressive organization! I was thrilled to be offered such a wide range of supplies for my classroom! The staff was very helpful and friendly, and I returned with so many great things to share with my students!”