Off-Site Projects

Your Contribution On Your Schedule

Crayons to Classrooms has several volunteer projects that can be done remotely. These are all part of our Classroom Solutions program – products for our teachers made entirely by volunteers. Whether you want to do something on your own, with your family, or with your community group or office team, we have a project for you!

Not local? We can accept your donation via the mail!  Send your items to the address below – be sure to include the project form so we can give you credit for all your hard work!

Send to:
Crayons to Classrooms
Attn: Carlye Rausch
1750 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH 45420

Pocket Hugs

This is a great way to use up leftover fabric! These small stuffed shapes can be used by students to calm themselves or provide sensory input to help them concentrate. While the most popular shape is the hearts, we can also use circles or squares!

Step by step instructions can be found here.

If you have any questions, check out our Pocket Hug FAQ!


A simple 10 page journal with printed covers is one of our most popular items! This project has two options – your group can provide the paper and print the covers yourself, or Crayons to Classrooms can provide paper and covers for your group. The journals can be assembled at your church, school, or other location and the finished journals returned to us. We distribute over 3,000 journals every month, so any amount you can contribute will help! Want to customize the cover for your group? Reach out to us and we can help with that!

Instructions are available here. The default cover is available here.

Check out the Journal FAQ if you have questions!

Color Journals

These smaller journals are made of half-sheets of standard construction paper in 10 colors, stapled together. These can be used to learn colors, for art projects, or to create writing or math journals – so many uses! This is a great project for a youth group!

Instructions can be found here.

Questions?  Check out the Color Journal FAQ!

Hats And Mittens

We are in constant need of warm hats and mittens that can be made available to our teachers for their students who do not have these items. Our teachers need these items in sizes to fit pre-kindergarten students through high school students.

Not a sewist? Crayons to Classrooms actively collects donations of yarn to share with our volunteers. Hosting a drive to collect hats, mittens, and gloves is also very helpful!

Ready To Lend A Hand? We’re Ready To Speak With You!

Interested in Volunteering? Let us know!

This past summer I volunteered to work a day at Crayons to Classrooms and helped make multiple packs of items for teachers! We got to socialize, collaborate, and talk as volunteers. Then, because I volunteered my time, I got a free shopping trip. When I went for my shopping trip, I got amazing, quality items for my students and classroom! I can’t wait to volunteer again and know that I get to help in making and then receiving.

– R. Miller, Teacher