are you smarter than a 5th grader?

April 29th, 2017

The third annual “Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader: A Game Changer for Kids” raised thousands of dollars to help ensure Crayons to Computers’ Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program shelves will be stocked for the 2017-18 school year.

Emcees were Randi Rico and Kyla Woods, and the keynote speaker was Dave Smith, executive director of the Kids in Need Foundation.

Winner for the third year in a row was Messer Construction. Not to be outplayed, the students answered every question right throughout the game, leading many of the adult guests to ask themselves, “Am I really smarter than a fifth-grader?”

The organization’s newest video, “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty,” was unveiled during the event. 



July 2017

Oakley Kroger Event with FC Cincinnati and Q102 (wkrq)


Florence Kroger Event with Mix 94.9 and DJ Sandy


Wart's "My Wish" Birthday Party


August 13, 2017

Trader Joe's mascot, Wart, had a Birthday Party, and he invited all of his friends, including our Big Red Crayon. Wart believes that it is better to give than to receive and so in lieu of presents, he wanted all that attended to fill out #MyWishForYou cards of encouragement. Hundreds of cards were collected and have already been put in many of the 37,000 backpacks that we will distribute this fall through our Teacher Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program.

The family friendly event included magnet pictures with local mascots, arm tattoos by local artists from the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a craft project, music by the Walnut Hills High School Jazz Combo and a giant cupcake cake.

These are just some of the many great moments from the event.