Students and educators are excited to return to classrooms this week, and we’re proud to help ensure every student is equipped for success.
Students across our community have come to rely on Crayons to Calculators to provide a positive start to their school year, and 2021 was no exception.
This year was one of the most critical for the Crayons to Calculators program as more families found themselves needing assistance due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For health and safety reasons, we ran a modified program again this year, collecting monetary donations to purchase backpacks and supply kits, instead of having items donated and assembled by volunteers. Our partners at BVSD and SVVSD handled the logistics and ensured that each of more than 100 schools received backpacks and supplies for every student in their building facing financial hardship.
We exceeded our Community Challenge goal of raising $25,000 and together with our Title Sponsor Western Disposal we collectively raised $250,000 to purchase and distribute school supplies to the students who need them most. We’re so proud of this and your dedication to our community.
Thank you for helping us provide school supplies to over 11,000 students in two school districts. We couldn’t have done it without you!