Crayons to Classrooms is a Dayton, Ohio 501(c)(3) charity providing free school supplies to area students who cannot otherwise afford them. The organization functions as a free store for teachers of under-served children, stocking basic needs such as notebooks, pencils and pens, and art supplies for Kindergarten through Grade 12 classrooms. The charity in affiliated with the Kids In Need Foundation.
Crayons to Classrooms aims to lay the foundation for academic success by ensuring that students from low-income families have access to schoolwork essentials. Teachers from eligible schools may "shop" onsite at no charge for basics that children need for learning, all donated and assembled in partnership with local businesses, individuals and volunteers.
To qualify for free classroom supplies, teachers must represent schools having at least 70% of students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). In the Dayton area, approximately 1,400 teachers from 85 schools are candidates,