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Imagine … you are eight years old. You report to homeroom on your first day of school only to see kids opening their new backpacks full of notebooks, pencils, markers, scissors and crayons—laughing and comparing supplies. You showed up with nothing because your family couldn’t afford school supplies. How would you feel?

That’s why Crayons to Computers is dedicated to providing students the supplies they need to succeed in school, the first step to success in life. It’s so simple, yet so critical. At Crayons to Computers, we believe that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Organizations can participate in Push 4 Pencils in two ways—monetary donations or conducting a supply drive.

To host a supply drive, please contact Betsy Wilson at bwilson@crayons2computers.org or call 513-482-3290.

Resources for your school supply drive:

•  Information Sheet
•  Most Needed Supplies
•  #MyWishForYou
•. Donation Bin Sign

Can’t do a supply drive, but still want to help?

That’s okay. You can easily and efficiently order and ship new “wish list” school supplies directly to Crayons to Computers from your computer or mobile device at RightGift.


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Stuff the Van

Saturday, July 13 • 10AM – 2PM • at Kenwood Towne Centre
Saturday, July 20 • 10AM – 2PM • at Florence Mall

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Kenwood Towne Centre, a Brookfield Properties shopping center, is hosting the Crayons to Computers Push 4 Pencils Supply Drive on Saturday, July 13 from 10AM – 2PM. The 2nd Annual “Stuff the Van” event kicks off the back-to-school campaign and all donations will go towards leveling the playing field in the classroom by providing students in need with the tools to succeed in school. Thanks to Florence Mall, a second “Stuff the Van” event has been scheduled for Saturday, July 20 from 10AM – 2PM.

Though all new supplies are helpful and appreciated, the Top 7 items that teachers need most are crayons, dry erase markers, filler paper, glue sticks, notebooks, pencils and pocket folders. At Kenwood, all donations will be accepted at the main entrance next to The Cheesecake Factory between 10AM – 2PM. At Florence, all donations can be dropped off at the Macy’s mall entrance between 10AM – 2PM.


Crayon Challenge

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Since 2016, Crayons to Computers has been honored to be the beneficiary of the Crayon Challenge—an effort among financial services companies to engage employees to donate 24-count boxes of Crayola crayons.

If your financial services company would like to participate, please contact Stephen Bernstein at 513-482-3290 or sbernstein@crayons2computers.org for more information.


Paper Chase

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Beginning in 2019, Crayons to Computers launched the Paper Chase—as a component of Push 4 Pencils—to engage law firms to generate paper.

MOST NEEDED*:
1-Subject Notebooks
(70 sheets each, wide or college ruled)
Filler Paper (150-count packs, wide or college ruled)

If your law firm would like to participate, please contact Stephen Bernstein at 513-482-3290 or sbernstein@crayons2computers.org for more information.

*All paper is needed and gratefully accepted (including composition books, copy paper, construction paper, card stock, memo/steno pads, scratch paper, partial legal pads, even retired letterhead).