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Crayons to Calculators collects and distributes new backpacks and school supplies to ensure that Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley students head back to school with the tools they need to succeed.
Program Partners
Crayons to Calculators is a collaborative partnership between Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, serving St. Vrain Valley School District, and Impact on Education, serving Boulder Valley School District. Our efforts support over 11,000 students in need each year.
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Western Disposal: Crayons to Calculators champion

Crayons to Calculators proudly announces Western Disposal Services as the title sponsor to our county-wide collaborative school supply drive which provides fully stocked backpacks to the students in need in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts.

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These Backpacks Make a Difference

With the incredible partnership among Impact on Education, Education Foundation of the St. Vrain Valley, and both Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts, the Crayons to Calculators program is a key component in tackling the achievement gap most schools in Colorado face.

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Sponsorship is a great way to show your company’s support of public education. Please contact Chris for more information.

How to Help

Thank you for your interest in Crayons to Calculators! Here is how you can get involved:

Donate Money

With our access to wholesale prices, we are able to purchase more supplies, stretching your dollars further.

For cash or check donations, please mail to

Crayons to Calculators
721 Front Street, Suite A
Louisville, CO 80027

Please know that:

  • $500 = 10 full Pre School backpacks
  • $250 = 1 family prepared with supplies
  • $100 = 6 scientific calculators
  • $75 = 1 full backpack
  • $50 = 50 spiral notebooks
  • $20 = 20 boxes of crayons
  • $10 = 250 pencils


Donate Supplies

There are over 11,000 students in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts whose families do not have the financial means to purchase basic school supplies. Not having the necessary supplies for classwork and homework has a dramatic effect on student learning and contributes to the achievement gap.

Your support has a direct, tangible, and profound impact on over 11,000 local students.

Donate a backpack! It’s as easy as 1-2-3…

  1. Buy a new backpack.
  2. Fill it with new supplies from our district generated supply list.
  3. Drop the backpack at one of our conveniently located collection sites between June 24th and July 27th:

Of course, we’ll take whatever you can provide! Bring new and unused loose supplies or empty backpacks, too.

Note: We also accept donations year-round for Crayons to Calculators at Impact on Education: 721 Front Street, Suite A, Louisville, CO 80027. Call ahead to schedule a time to drop off supplies: 303-524-3865

Questions? Contact Madeline Chandler, Project Manager for Crayons to Calculators or call 303.524.3865


Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the Crayons to Calculators program! Come on your own, with the family or as group! We have many options!  Tasks at our packing site include sorting supplies, restocking assembly lines, packing backpacks, inventory counting, boxing up the backpacks for each of the schools and loading and unloading supply delivery vehicles.

Boulder Area Volunteers Needed

  • Organize and set up the packing site: June 26th-28th
  • Pack Backpacks and organize supplies: July 2nd – August 2nd

Location: Please note the change in the Boulder packing site location, we are no longer packing at New Vista High School

Community Montessori School
805 Gillaspie Dr.
Boulder, CO 80305

Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Volunteer shifts in Boulder are Monday-Thursday 10am–12pm and 1pm–3pm.

For questions or more information about volunteering in the Boulder area please contact Madeline Chandler or call 303.524.3865

Boulder Sign-Up

Click here to volunteer!

Longmont Area Volunteers Needed

  • Pack Backpacks: July 8th – July 29th


Sunset Middle School
1300 S. Sunset Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For questions or more information about volunteering in the Longmont area, please contact  Michelle Phelan at 970-227-1859 (please call Monday through Thursday).

Longmont Sign-Up

Click here to volunteer!

If you have any questions specifically about the Longmont and St. Vrain Valley School District operations, please contact The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley at info@efsvv.org or by phone 720-652-8208.

Attend a Community Fundraiser

No events currently scheduled

If you are a business who would like to host a Dine and Donate fundraiser for Crayons to Calculators, please contact Chris

Collection Sites

We are able to fill 11,000 backpacks for students throughout Boulder County due to the generosity of our community.  Please consider making your business a collection site for the Crayons to Calculators program.  We will provide you with a collection box, signage, and fliers.  Your business will be listed on our website as a collection site.

Not a business with public access but want to get involved?  Host an internal company-wide supply drive!  We will help you set it up and provide you with the necessary tools to make the drive a huge success!

For businesses in Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield & Mountain Locations, please contact Madeline Chandler or call 303-524-3865

For businesses in Longmont, Erie, Frederick, Firestone, Niwot & Lyons, please contact  Michelle Phelan at 970-227-1859.

Impact on Education
721 Front St., Suite A Louisville, CO 80027
Please call for hours to drop off: 303-524-3865

Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley
619 Bowen Street, Longmont, CO 80501
Please call for hours to drop off: 970-227-1859


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