Crayons to Calculators is a $250,000 program, generously sponsored by Western Disposal Services and other community partners, that provides backpacks and grade-level appropriate school supplies to over 11,000 low-income students in the Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District.
Traditionally, the program operates as a community-wide school supply drive, with community members collecting school supplies or volunteering to assemble backpacks.
While we love that element of the program, health and safety are our top priorities, so we’re purchasing pre-packaged supply kits and backpacks that will be distributed to students directly through their school.Allison Billings, Executive Director of Impact on Education
How to help
The Crayons to Calculators Community Challenge encourages local organizations and individuals to build fundraising teams and raise $25,000 to support local families. With the modified program, financial contributions are critically important this year. We meet families every year who tell us how much this program helps them. While it’s hard to predict how the next school year will unfold, we know one thing will remain the same: our students are counting on us.
Google has offered to match any gifts made to Crayons to Calculators through July 30, up to $10,000, a generous challenge gift that will help reach the $25,000 goal.
Individuals and organizations are invited to lead fundraising teams in the Crayons to Calculators Community Challenge, inviting their friends, colleagues, family and community members to support local students.
Questions about the community challenge?
Crayons to Calculators is a multi-district school supply distribution managed through a collaborative partnership with the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation.