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Crayons to Calculators equips students in the Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District with the tools they need for a strong and successful academic year. Each year, students in need receive a new backpack filled with grade-level appropriate school supplies and headphones.

Students across our community have come to rely on Crayons to Calculators to provide a positive start to their school year and the 2022-2023 school year will be no exception.

This program relies on the generosity of businesses and individuals in our greater communities to equip students in financial need.


Families spend an average of $75 for each child’s school supplies. There are over 8,000 local students living in or near poverty who often go without these essentials.

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With the help of our sponsors, local businesses and generous individuals, Crayons to Calculators provides over 8,000 backpacks to students in August before they start school. We meet families every year who tell us how much this program helps them. You can make a difference by:

For more information about the program or to learn how you can help, please visit

What’s in a backpack?

The contents of each new backpack varies by grade level and school district, but are based on supply lists that schools provide. Backpacks include supplies like headphones, crayons, markers, pencils, pens, notebooks, binders, watercolors and brushes, glue, rulers, scissors, folders and more!

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