Crayons to Calculators

School supplies for students in need

Trash Bash 2012

Once again, our good friends at Western Disposal are pulling out the stops to have a great time and raise money to support our effort to ensure that every student in the Boulder Valley & St. Vrain Valley School Districts has the essential school supplies needed to be successful in school!

Dinner, entertainment, and even a trip to Blackhawk are on tap for the event.  This year’s event will also feature a hybrid live/silent auction.

Cocktails      4:00pm
Auction      4:30pm
Dinner      5:30pm
Entertainment      7:00pm
Bus Leaves for Blackhawk      8:00pm

Tickets:  $250 per person

To purchase tickets, please contact

Deb Dabkowski

Community Challenge 2011

Community Challenge 2011

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

Trash Bash

Save The Date!
Trash Bash
April 16, 2011
Western Disposal Service, Inc.
5880 Butte Mill Road, Boulder, CO 80301

The annual Trash Bash is a fund raising event to benefit Crayons to Calculators!  Western Disposal strongly supports our mission to provide backpacks and school supplies for children in need throughout the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts.  An estimated 15,000 – 20,000 students are unable to start their school year with basic school supplies; With Western Disposal’s help, we can help thousands of those students each year.

In 2010, Western Disposal, its employees, vendors, customers, and generous others raised $100,000 for Crayons to Calculators.  This year Western Disposal has set their sights on a goal of $125,000!

For more information about this event, please contact Deb Dabkowski at Western Disposal via email or phone 303.448.2308.

2010 Corporate Challenge Celebration!

L to R:  Deb Dabkowski (Western Disposal Services), Dan Viglioti (Cryogenics for Kids), Shannon Knobel (MOD Moms North), Catherine Bedell (Crayons to Calculators), Marcie Blasko (Intrado)

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.

Thank You Western Disposal!

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

Francie Anhut and Catherine Bedell accepted their generous donation on behalf of the thousands of Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School District students that will have the much needed school supplies that they would not have afforded without the help of Crayons to Calculators!

Love Our Volunteers!

This program doesn’t happen without the concerted effort of the whole community!

This program doesn’t happen without the concerted effort of the whole community!