Give Money

Your generous donations pay for crayon remanufacturing, packaging, and shipping to children's hospitals across the U.S. We cover all costs to the hospital. They never pay a dime. Please scroll down to see all the creative ways you can help.
Give Now

Double your cash donation. Many employers match cash donations and volunteer hours served by their employees. Check our database or talk to your employer.

Give Monthly
Make more smiles automatic.

Jump into The Crayon Box and make a big difference every month. Your commitment of $25.00 today will bring 1,750 smiles to hospitalized children annually—and 100% of your donation goes to put new crayons in kids' hands. It's a great way to feel good all year, and any amount is welcome.

Want to donate by mail? No problem. Click here. It's easy.

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.
“I can’t thank you enough for your generosity. You will definitely bring many smiles to many sweet faces.”

— Jennifer Ibarra
Program Manager, Child Life, University Health System Children's Health


Create Your Own


To really show your true colors—and help kids in the process—just download our Peer-To-Peer Playbook. It's a step-by-step guide to crafting a winner, from a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser to a bake sale or benefit walk. We give you all the tools you need to succeed, and your efforts are recognized with a special thank-you and shout-out on our social media.

adopt a hospital

Commit to a donation of $10,000 and we'll match your organization with one of our 240+ hospitals. You'll cover the entire cost to give that hospital crayons free of charge for one year—and totally free up their staff to do what they do best: care for kids. Just click to learn more.
Adopt a Hospital

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website run by Amazon that can donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to The Crayon Initiative. To support us, just click the button below. You can bookmark to make shopping easier, and get Smilematic, a free browser extension to automatically turn your Amazon purchases into donations.

Shop with Amazon Smile

stocks & Mutual funds

In lieu of money, you can donate stocks, bonds and mutual funds that you've owned for over a year. It's a win-win, helping a great cause while reducing your tax burden. Just talk to your broker or mutual fund representative.
Donate Stock