Product Donations

Supplies To Succeed

Every day, Crayons to Classrooms is giving students and teachers the supplies they need to succeed. We welcome community donations of new school and office supplies at our store between 8am – 4pm, Monday through Friday. Let us know when you are coming to drop off your donation by calling Dave Hargrove, Operations Manager, at (937) 528-6424.

Crayons to Classrooms
1750 Woodman Drive
Dayton OH 45420

Most Needed Items

We are grateful for your donation of these new items:

  • Backpacks
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Facial tissue
  • Folders
  • Glue/glue sticks
  • Markers
  • 70ct spiral notebooks
  • Index cards
  • Filler paper
  • Pencils
  • Children’s scissors
  • Construction paper

Check Out Our Wishlists

To assure you’re donating the correct supplies, you may also shop from our lists at Amazon or Walmart and have your purchase directly donated to Crayons to Classrooms.

School Supply Drives

Educators in the Dayton area spend up to $1,000 a year of their already limited salaries to provide the necessary supplies for their students and classrooms. We encourage you to conduct a supply drive anytime throughout the year to help replenish our store. We currently seek business, organization, individual, or community sponsors in the following areas:

  • Workplace Campaigns
  • Retail Partners
  • Non-profit Agency Partners
  • Sporting Events or Sports Teams
  • Community Groups
  • Places of Worship
  • Office Buildings

Crayons to Classrooms will provide a “Tool Kit” of promotional materials to help facilitate a school supply drive.

Host a Supply Drive

Items We Cannot Accept

While Crayons to Classrooms appreciates your donations, not all items are ideal for teachers, lawful to distribute, or able to be effectively stored in or distributed from our warehouse. The following is a list of items we cannot accept.

  • Appliances
  • Bedding
  • Books containing religious or explicit material
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Chalkboards
  • Clothing
  • Computer monitors (tube-style)
  • Desks
  • Desktop computers
  • Electronics (non-working)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Food and perishable items
  • Food containers (used)
  • Furniture
  • Gas/oil-based products
  • House paints, lacquers, and thinners
  • Magazines
  • Mounted fabric
  • Newspapers
  • Stuffed animals
  • Teacher lesson plans/resource plans
  • Televisions
  • Textbooks
  • Used arts supplies (ie: open paint, markers etc)
  • Wallpaper samples

“As a first year teacher, Crayons to Classroom provided me with literal cart-fulls of needed classroom supplies. Crayons to Classroom provided many different learning supplies for a variety of learners and subjects. As a special education teacher, I was able to bring supplies to my students that met their needs and encouraged learning. This nonprofit is full of outstanding school supplies and has the most helpful, nicest people. From my class and I, thank you!”

- Kara Donbrock, MCESC North


If you have any questions about our programs and processes, or if you’d just like to reach out and speak to a Crayons to Classrooms representative, drop us a quick note and let’s talk!