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Help C2C win $25,000 from State Farm Neighborhood Assist!

We are excited to announce that we have been named one of the Top 200 finalists nationwide in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program!

Your votes will help the ONLY Dayton-area organization reach the Top 40 and you’ll help us win $25,000!!!

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Follow the link and vote for Crayons to Classrooms: NeighborhoodAssist.com/entry/2011298
  2. The voting period starts at 12:00:01am ET on August 15th and runs until August 24th at 11:59:59pm ET.
  3. You can vote up to 10 times per day every day for Crayons to Classrooms
  4. Help us spread the word and ask your family, friends, and colleagues to vote – check our social media pages for other ways to share!

With your help we can win $25,000 in support of our work to provide school supplies for every student in need across the Greater Miami Valley!

Summer Block Party

Mark your calendars! On August 4th, there will be a Hampton themed block party at Dayton Racquet Club 6-10 p.m. For only $10 a person, both members and non-members can join the fun. More information will be available as the event approaches!

Stuff the Bus!

Monday, July 23rd to Friday, July 27th, Crayons to Classrooms and FOX 45 News will be hosting our third annual Stuff the Bus event! Come join us at 2245 Corporate Place, Miamisburg, OH 45432 with school supplies you wish to donate! We will be stuffing a real bus with everything we getany donation size will be greatly appreciated. The bus will be parked outside of the news studio each day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Run 4 the Taps 5K Run/Walk in May to support DC2C

Heidelberg Distributing has chosen Crayons to Classrooms to be their 2018 supported nonprofit! Heidelberg will be fundraising for DC2C all year, but the biggest fundraiser is their 5K Run for the Taps to be held on Saturday, May 19th, at the Heidelberg Distributing facility in Moraine. For more information and to register for the run, click here.
All finishers will receive a custom medal, a beer ticket* and refreshments. There will also be a quarter-mile kids’ race, so register your whole family!
*Must be 21 or older for beer ticket

Last chance to support DC2C at Warped Wing!

Throughout the month of April, Crayons to Classrooms is partnering with Warped Wing Brewery for their Share a Pint, Make a Difference fundraising campaign! Every Tuesday in April, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., $1 from each pint sold (both beer and soda) will go to Crayons to Classrooms’ mission of supporting local teachers of students in need. Mark your calendars for all the upcoming DC2C and Warped Wing events!
Check out their website here!

Spin Class to Benefit DC2C

CycleBar in Austin Landing will be holding a spin class on April 21, with the proceeds to benefit Dayton Crayons to Classrooms.  Sponsored by Heidelberg Distributing, this CycleBar event will be 45 minutes of an unparalleled multisensory, exhilarating journey. An awesome cardio workout in a rock concert-like atmosphere taught by RockStar instructors called CycleStars! Shoes, towels, and water bottles are provided. Just bring yourself in your favorite workout gear and they’ll take care of the rest!

Happy Hour to follow!

Sign up here!

City of Dayton Partners with DC2C to Provide Kits

Dayton’s Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) and the City of Dayton have partnered to support two Dayton Public Schools with classroom supplies. During the month of January, City of Dayton employees held a fundraising campaign to sponsor the purchase of school supply kits for the schools. Each kit contains approximately 30 essential, age-appropriate school supply items that could last a student an entire school year. The campaign was incredibly successful; employees raised enough funds to sponsor over 800 kits. The two schools chosen to receive the kits are Wogaman Middle School and Horace Mann Montessori Elementary School.

Read the full press release for more information.

Kids In Need Hurricane Relief Effort

The Kids In Need Foundation is monitoring the tragic events surrounding Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  The Second Responder® program exists to provide school supplies to students and teachers following natural disasters.

In the coming weeks, the Kids In Need Foundation will help supply teachers and students with basic classroom supplies. Consider supporting the teachers and students affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma by donating today at the Kids In Need website. Your support will help get students and teachers back into the classrooms as quickly as possible.

Old Scratch Pizza Takeover

On Tuesday, August 29th, DC2C is taking over Old Scratch Pizza from 6pm to close! 10% of all net sales will go to DC2C. You can buy a soft serve ice cream cone any day in August for Cones for a Cause, too — all donations will go to DC2C! Also, there is a donation bin located in the store — bring supplies for DC2C any day in August! Enjoy pizza, drinks, and soft serve ice cream at Old Scratch Pizza in August to help the teachers of students in need!

Where: Old Scratch Pizza
812 South Patterson
Dayton, OH 45402

When: Tuesday, August 29th
6pm – 10pm