Each year, Crayons to Classrooms makes a significant difference in the lives of students and teachers. Last year, we served 46,971 students in 123 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, 2020 through May 31, 2021.
Approximately 83% of the students in our service area are identified as low-income, and according to local teachers, 80% 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.
“I love being able to say “yes” virtually every time a student asks “Do you have ___?” From pencils to folders, to bookbags when their straps break, to hats in the winter, my Teacher Resource Center keeps me stocked with what my students need without having to empty my pockets.”