Together, the sky is the limit on how many kids we can share the gift of art and imagination with. But to do that, we need your financial support. The Crayon Initiative gratefully accepts monetary donations. We use your generous contributions to fund crayon remanufacturing, packaging, and distribution to children’s hospitals across the U.S. The Crayon Initiative covers all costs to the hospital, including shipping. They never see a bill.

Want to double your cash donation? We’ve found that many employers match cash donations and volunteer hours served by their employees. By turning in your match requests to your employer, it can help stretch your gift to The Crayon Initiative. For more information about your company’s matching gift program, please talk to your employer.

Please note: The Crayon Initiative is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors receive documentation for tax purposes.


501(c)3 approval letter

If you’d prefer to donate by mail, download this form and mail to:

The Crayon Initiative
540 Glasgow Circle
Danville CA 94526

Donation Form

Please send your checks separately from crayon donations.

Sponsorships & Corporate Support

Consumers love socially responsible brands who give back to their communities. And so do we!

The Crayon Initiative is looking for businesses interested in sponsoring our collection programs and fundraising drives. Sponsorship entitles you to branded advertising via our website, newsletters, social media and collection boxes, but more importantly it provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help local children in need.

Companies can also host their own branded The Crayon Initiative events or sponsor our annual #ShareYourColors fundraising campaign hosted every April to celebrate Earth Day.

Please contact us – we’re excited to work with you!

Amazon Smile

Register with AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon that offers its usual product selection, but donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to a charitable organization of the customer’s choice.

To select The Crayon Initiative as your charitable organization of choice, click the button below. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

You may also want to add a bookmark for to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Smilematic is a free browser extension that will automatically turn your everyday Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile donations.

Shop with Amazon Smile

Stock & Mutual Funds

In lieu of money, you may want to donate stocks, bonds and mutual funds that you’ve owned for more than a year and have gone up in value. It’s a win-win – you help a great cause while also reducing your tax burden. For more information, we recommend you contact your broker or mutual fund representative.

Donation Form