Join the Community Challenge!
Every year, as part of the supply drive, we organize a friendly competition amongst local companies and community groups. We call it the Community Challenge. Community and business groups raise funds for school supplies and fill backpacks on behalf of their groups. TO LEARN MORE CLICK HERE!
Thank you Western for another wonderful evening at Trash Bash
Check out all the photos from the event here
Trash Bash is a fund raising event to benefit Crayons to Calculators. This year, Western Disposal, its employees, vendors, customers and generous others raised over $120,000 in support of Crayons to Calculators. As a result of Trash Bash, thousands of children will receive backpacks full of schools supplies, bringing us that much closer to reaching our goal of providing over 9,000 backpacks to children in need throughout the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts.
Volunteers Make It Happen!
Without the countless volunteer hours provided by hundreds of generous community members at the end of each summer, we would not be able to fill the thousands of backpacks with precious school supplies for students in need.
Whether as individuals, families, businesses, or groups, our volunteers come together at our warehouse to fill backpacks.
Special Thanks to our 2011 Volunteers
Jordan Ainsworth, Travis Alcorta, Janet Andrews, Cy Barton, Heather Basler, Jean & Dick Bedell, Lisa Bennett, Kim Bloomer, Theresa Bradley, Michael Brady, Michelle Bronowski, Arlene Brown, Geroge Browning, Lori Brubaker, Ruta Cariov, April Carlson, Steve Carr, Andrea Choale, Janet Cleary, Maura Coffin, Ann Constantinides, Tim Crist, Dana Daunen, Sandy Davis, Art Dawson, Sue Deans, Julia DeFlippi, Becky Dunivan, Marty Evans, Peter & MJ Ewing, LeAnn Faulkner, Laura Fernandez, Wendy Fiedler, Miranda Finley, Amy Freebasin, Rachel Frost, Patti Giannasi, Jerry Gilland, Jeannie Hamilton, Terry Hardie, Courtney Hart, Kerry Hassler, Amanda Hausenstab, Kari Heaney, Norris Hermsmeyer, Grant Hickman, Laura Howland, Jessica Jager, Francie Jallad, Don James, Larry Johnson, Cheri Keeter, Deborah Kelly, Kathy Kirchmer, John Layman, Stephanie Livingston, Sue & Jon Loundsbury, Margaret Ludlow, Janet Mabon, Roxann Mack, Becky Mangin, Amy Marks, Todd Marshall, Stephanie Mayer, Rachel McDowell, Nan McGinnis, Landon Moller, Michelle Murray, Rick Nagel, Brittney Nonte, Reagan & Chris Perry, Blake Peterson, Hans Peterson, Katelyn Phenice, Kim Price, Mark & Donna Ramos, Tina Rhynehart, Dave Rogers, Jared Saint-Vincent, Jeremy Saint-Vincent, Jessica Sancez, Peter Sandale, Janet Scanell, Mary Schweitzer, Ron Secrist, Judy Smetana, Jerd Smith, TK Smith, Mindy Sooter, Debra Southard, Rachel Specht, Katie Stephens, Erin Stern, Clare Stocker, Pame Stone, Bob Tan, Patti Tanaka, Thom Thompson, Janet Torres, Katrina Trujillo, Erin Valentino, Beth Ward, Nancy Warren, Luann Welborn, TJ Wilcop, Brad Wiseley, Iris Yan.
Community Businesses & Organizations
American Eagle, Beta Alpha Psi, Boulder Moms, Boulder Rotary, Brocade, Boy Scout Troop #69, Boulder Valley Credit Union, Coal Creek Rotary, CWS Apartments, Faegre & Benson LLP, Foothills Kiwanis, Impact on Education, Junior League of Denver, MOD Moms North, Price Waterhouse Cooper LLP, Target.
Every year, as part of the supply drive, we organize a friendly competition amongst local companies and community groups. We call it the Community Challenge. Community and business groups raise funds for school supplies and fill backpacks on behalf of their groups. Top challengers received awards and were honored this year at a reception held at the corporate headquarters of Western Disposal Services.
Congratulations to this year’s top challengers:
Top Corporate Challengers
LSI Corporation, Winner
Seagate, Honorable Mention
Top Community Challengers
MOD Moms North, Winner
Boulder Jewish Community, Honorable Mention
Top Small Business Challenger
Chavez Calibrations, Winner
On Thursday, October 14, 2010 Crayons to Calculators proudly hosted their Corporate Challenge Celebration at Western Disposal Services’ corporate headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. On hand were many of the 2010 Corporate Challenge participants as well as Crayons to Calculators Collaborative Partners and Corporate Sponsors.
Over 7,200 backpacks filled with basic school supplies were distributed to students throughout the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts just before the start of the current academic school year.