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About Us

Our Purpose
To enhance the readiness to learn of all children in need in Greater Dayton, Ohio, by providing them the basic school supplies that are essential to academic success—at no cost to the children’s teachers, families, or schools.

Our Mission
We secure and distribute school supplies at no cost to teachers of students in need.

Our Values

  • Treat all people with respect and dignity
  • Strive to meet the highest ethical standards
  • Operate with integrity and transparency in all aspects of our business
  • Must work as part of the community and be a responsible organization

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What we do
Dayton Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) is a free store for teachers from under-funded K-12 schools that serve children living in poverty in Ohio’s Miami Valley.

In partnership with local businesses, individual donors, and community volunteers, DC2C lifts at-risk children’s level and love of learning by collecting and distributing donated supplies and surplus products for use in the classroom.

Teachers from eligible schools are invited to “shop” for what they need in our retail-style free store in the Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley building in Dayton, Ohio.

Because we are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to Crayons to Classrooms are tax deductible.