Crayons to Calculators

Created in 2005 by Impact on Education, Crayons to Calculators is a collaborative partnership among five non-profit organizations to support the Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District to ensure that all students start school with the supplies they need to succeed. Last August, Crayons to Calculators provided backpacks of supplies to over 10,000 students! Thanks to our sponsor Western Disposal, and the amazing fundraising efforts of their employees, we have a strong start. However, we still need several thousand organizations and individuals to fill a backpack or make a donation. Parents can include their children in filling an extra backpack when they are shopping for their own school supplies. Learn more at

Community Challenge Each summer Crayons to Calculators engages local businesses a service organizations to support its mission by participating in a fun contest to raise awareness and school supplies for our public schools. In 2014, nearly 40 businesses donated close to 1,500 backpacks full of much need school supplies! Each business designs its own participation using many creative methods. In October, awards are presented to the top producing company or organization at celebration party. Visit to register for the Community Challenge or to learn more about the program.

The Collaborative Partners: 
Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley,  Foothills United Way,
“I Have a Dream.” Boulder County, Impact on Education,
Sister Carmen Community Center