Crayons to Calculators

School supplies for students in need


May 2015

Fran Ryan: A Major Donation for Kids Who Need It, Daily Camera, Letter to the Editor
In a time in which many businesses are moving away from large-scale sponsorship of programs, Western Disposal has continued its commitment to our community at large by once again donating $125,000 to Crayons to Calculators.

August 2012

Crayons to Calculators still taking supplies, donations to aid Boulder Valley, St. Vrain students Broomfield Enterprise, Enterprise staff
Crayons to Calculators, a collaborative annual school supply drive, this year will provide more than 8,000 backpacks to students in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts. There are six Boulder Valley schools in Broomfield. The organization is still accepting supply donations through Aug. 24, as well as monetary gifts, which can be made online….

July 2012

Boulder Valley’s Impact on Education receives $10,000 grant for Crayons to Calculators Daily Camera, Camera staff
Boulder Valley’s Impact on Education recently received a $10,000 grant from the Staples Foundation, a private foundation created by Staples Inc.The grant will go to support Crayons to Calculators, an annual school supply drive for 9,000 low-income students in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts.To date, the Staples Foundation has awarded $30,000 to Impact on Education….

April 2012

Crayons to Calculators April 2012 E-Newsletter

December 2011

Crayons to Calculators December 2011 E-Newsletter

August 2011

Crayons to Calculators August 2011 E-Newsletter

July 2011

Drive is on in Broomfield to supply kids for schoolUnderprivileged students in Broomfield can soon add a few more colors to their crayon box.   Local school supply drives, including the Fill a Backpack and Crayons to Calculators programs, plan to distribute needed back-to-school gear to area schools and assistance programs, giving thousands of kids the tools they need to start school next month….

Crayons to Calculators school supply drive under way Daily Camera, Amy Bounds
Andrea Andrade, an incoming senior at Lafayette’s Centaurus High School, is regular recipient of a backpack stuffed with school supplies as a student in Boulder County’s I Have a Dream program.   “Everything you need, they try to put it in there,” she said. “It’s very useful. It helps that we don’t have to buy them. Even in the middle of the year, they have extra supplies they can give us.”…

Crayons to Calculators July 15th E-newsletter

July 2010
Supplies and demand: Crayons to Calculators looking to fill 2,500 backpacks for SVVSD students TimesCall, Victoria A.F. Camron
Backpack, 2-inch binder, paper, pens, highlighters, notebooks, paper. Pretty quickly, you’re talking $50 or more to send one kid off to middle or high school with the needed supplies. Not every parent can afford it. That’s where Crayons to Calculators comes in. Crayons to Calculators collects school supplies and cash donations with the goal of providing fully

June 2010
Crayons to Calculators June 21st E-Newsletter

Crayons to Calculators drive gets underway to provide school supplies for students throughout St. Vrain Valley schools The Lyons Recorder
There are over 7,300 children in the St. Vrain Valley School District on the federal lunch assistance program, a common indicator of family poverty. Many of these children routinely start school without basic school supplies for learning….

Crayons to Calculators Thanks Western Disposal! My Town Colorado
Western Disposal has managed to outdo themselves again! Thanks to the generosity of Western Disposal’s employees and suppliers, Gary Horton and Deb Dabkowksi proudly presented a generous check for $100,000.00 to Crayons to Calculators at a staff appreciation luncheon held at Western Disposal on June 15, 2010….

May 2010

Crayons to Calculators Season is Here! BVSD On The Inside
Principals have submitted their requests and we are going to need 4,300 backpacks filled with precious school supplies for students in need for the start of the next school year. We can use your help in a number of ways…

Crayons to Calculators May 14th E-Newsletter

Crayons to Calculators Joins St. Vrain’s Education Foundation This Summer St. Vrain Valley School District
Crayons to calculators is joining forces with St. Vrain’s Education Foundation along with other non profits, businesses, local churches, students, and volunteers of all ages during the entire month of July and the first two weeks of August. The community rallies behind providing support…

February 2010
Ensuring every student receives needed school supplies Washington Times, Carla Ledbetter
Alexandria, LA — A couple of days ago, as I visited my favorite office supply store, I passed a group of women excitedly going through school supplies placed on clearance. One of them, a teacher, was ecstatic that many of the clearance items were things her class needed, and she quickly transferred them to her buggy.   I wanted to stand up and cheer, because, having worked for a school district, I know that teachers spend much of their own salaries on classroom supplies…

September 2009
Gaiam Staffers Donate School Backpacks Packed with Love
Gaiam Stream of Consciousness
Last month Gaiam staffers contributed 40 fully-packed backpacks to the Crayons to Calculators school supply drive, which aims to provide 5,000 backpacks to children in need to start their school year off right …

August 2009
Crayons to Calculators under way
Boulder County Business Report
BOULDER – Crayons to Calculators, a collaborative annual school supply drive, is gearing up to provide more than 5,000 backpacks of school supplies to students in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts in August. Together, the two school districts have more than 11,000 students on…

Drive is on to equip students for school Broomfield Enterprise, Elwood K. Shelton
As the principal of a Broomfield school with one of the largest number of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches, Larry Leatherman understands need. But even in the face of an economic downturn, the Emerald Elementary principal is confident his students won`t go without essential learning tools. Even in the worst of times, Leatherman has seen miracles…

My Town: Broomfield Rotary Club gives grants locally, abroad Broomfield Enterprise-My Town, Joseph R. Mazzola
The Broomfield Rotary Charitable Foundation recently awarded funding grants to charitable groups, both local and international. The Healthy Learning Paths program was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,550 to cover teacher scholarships that will allow...

Crayons to Calculators Supply Drive for St. Vrain Valley School Students City of Dacono August Newsletter
Crayons to Calculators is a community-wide school supply drive that is working hard to guarantee that Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley public school students have theschool supplies they need for a successful start. Crayons to Calculators invites community members to ‘adopt a student’ and fill a backpack, or to donate cash that is used to purchase backpacks and school supplies at cost. Typically, the cost of school supplies average between…

July 2009
Donate school supplies, equip students to learn
Longmont Times-Call
The first day of school is new and scary enough without having to face it sans any of the necessary supplies to participate fully in the lessons. That’s why a donation to Crayons to Calculators — which works to put backpacks, pencils, notebooks and other supplies in the hands of children who might otherwise have to go to school without them — is so important…

August 2008
Guest Opinion: Crayons to calculators
Daily Camera, Catherine Bedell
Help! I can’t afford the first day of school for my child! I said that once. It involved the need for a Power Ranger backpack, deluxe watercolors and spiral notebooks with sporty covers. There were also pencils, crayons, rulers, glue, paper, markers, scissors, highlighters and a calculator. The future of my son’s successful second-grade education depended on buying the right supplies….

July 2008
Drinking for a Cause – Crayons to Calculators Happy Hour Boulder
Yay! It’s our first Drinking for a Cause event! Read on . . .Admit it, you know you’re going to find yourself at the Rio sometime in the next few weeks. It is summer, after all, and who can resist a frozen marg on the rooftop? So, if you’re going anyway (and you know you will), we have a favor to ask . . . could you please bring some school supplies? …