Frequently Ask Questions

Q: What do cash donations provide?

A: We use cash donations to help fund crayon remanufacturing, collection drives, future grants for art programs, and cover shipping costs of the crayons from our facility to the hospitals for donation. We appreciate anything you can give – any amount helps!

 

Q: Where do I send our collected crayons and monetary donations?

A: The Crayon Initiative 540 Glasgow Circle Danville, CA 94526 Note: Please do NOT send your monetary donation inside the crayon donation box.

 

Q: Where do you donate the crayons?

A: We donate the new crayons to Children’s Hospitals throughout the country.

 

Q: Are donations tax exempt?

A: The Crayon Initiative is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

 

Q: How else can I get involved?

A: Spread the Word! Tweet? Post? Help us spread the word about The Crayon Initiative by sharing messages and telling your friends about us. You (or your students) can also visit your local restaurants and ask them to participate in collecting crayons using our Leave Behind Card. Additionally, if you’re in the San Francisco area and would like to help sort crayons, just email volunteers@thecrayoninitiative.org.

 

Q. How can I get boxes to collect crayons?

A. Please email supplies@thecrayoninitiative.org with your name, address and how many boxes you need.

 

Download the pdf with all the information on the School Program Guide or continue with the following links:

CREATING A COLLECTION DRIVE

ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS

KINDERGARTEN – 2ND GRADE

3RD – 5TH GRADE

MIDDLE SCHOOL – HIGH SCHOOL

END OF THE YEAR

FUNDRAISING