Category Archives: Events

BJ’s Brewhouse to benefit Crayons to Classrooms

Have a great meal and help out Crayons to Classrooms!  On Thursday, November 16, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Beavercreek will donate a portion of their proceeds to our organization.  From 11am to 11pm, enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere with your family and friends.  Present the flyer below and 20% of the food and soft beverage sales will benefit Crayons to Classrooms!  Limitations apply, so check out the flyer for more details

Be sure to print and take this flyer to present with your order!

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
2715 Fairfield Commons Drive
Beavercreek, OH 45431

DC2C celebrates $10M milestone!

DC2C held a celebration honoring the distribution of $10 million worth of school supplies to Dayton-area teachers. “It is a milestone marking our continued growth and development as an organization,” said Steve Rubenstein, executive director. “We have crossed this threshold, but there is still a lot of work to do,” Rubenstein added.

DC2C officially crossed the $10 million dollar mark on October 5, 2016 after teachers completed their scheduled shopping trip that day. “Crayons to Classrooms is an irreplaceable resource, not just for me but for many teachers,” said Rachel Blanks, fourth grade teacher, Edison PreK-6 School.

See a video about the celebration here.

Art Event to benefit Crayons to Classrooms

K12 Gallery & TEJAS in partnership with Crayons to Classrooms is hosting a free event for preschoolers through adults to celebrate the Back to School season and collect school supplies for students in need. The event will be held Saturday, August 13th at 10am and will offer two sessions of 90-minute visual art classes in 5 age categories: Preschool (3-5); Elementary school (6-11); Teens (12-17); Life-long learners (18 and over); and Multi-generational (families). To participate in this event, individuals are asked to bring a new school supply which will be donated to Crayons to Classrooms.

For more information or to sign up for a session click here.

K12 Gallery & TEJAS
Founded in 1993 by Jerri Stanard, K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educational Joint Adult Studio) provides creative visual arts education for people of all ages through diverse programming.
341 South Jefferson Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Crayons to Classrooms is Closed for Summer Vacation

The 2015-2016 shopping year has come to an end, and our store has closed for the summer! With over 2100 shopping visits and $1.5 Million in product distributed, it was a great year! Thanks to everyone who shopped, and to all our volunteers!
This summer we will be packing up and moving to our new location, and we look forward to serving even more teachers there. We will be reopening at the new site in the fall for the 2016-2017 school year. You can keep up with us on social media – check out our Facebook page for all the latest news and updates.

Charity Auction to Benefit Crayons to Classrooms

The Beavercreek & Xenia Networking Group holds a Charity Auction each month benefitting different local charities. Their upcoming auction on Thursday, April 28th will benefit both Crayons to Classrooms and United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton, and will be held at the Mangan Banquet Center in Beavercreek. Doors open at 6pm and the auction will start promptly at 7.

The admission is $3.00 and bid tickets are a quarter each. You can get a free entry ticket for the Chinese Raffle by bringing one of the following items to donate(up to 5 tickets):
24-count crayons
Washable markers
Colored pencils
Filler paper (wide or college-ruled)
70 count spiral notebooks
Small glue sticks

Check out the Beavercreek & Xenia Networking Group Facebook page for more info!

An Evening at W.O. Wrights Grill & Pub

Join us at W.O. Wrights Grill & Pub on Saturday, February 13th.  We’ll be enjoying the rock/country/blues sounds of Bulleit Creek!   The $5.00 cover charge will benefit Crayons to Classrooms as part of the Wright-Patt Credit Union Sunshine Community Fund program.

Exact time to be determined – check back for more details!

W.O. Wrights
3979 Col. Glenn Highway, Beavercreek, OH 45324

Kettering Rotary Club’s “Run for Your Life 5K” benefits DC2C

Join us October 30 for a night of Halloween fun!  The Kettering Rotary Club is sponsoring “Run for Your Life” – a 5K/8K Challenge.  Runners who think they can complete 5K in under 25 minutes can try entering the 8K Challenge: they’ll run the 5K race plus an additional 3K for a total distance of 8K. Challengers compete in both 5K and 8K races. Two races in one!

Event proceeds will benefit Dayton Crayons 2 Classrooms. They will also be accepting in-kind donations and anyone bringing donations will receive additional chances in the door prize raffle.

Check out their website for more information and to register:

June is on a Roll! #fusianxolive

Throughout the month of June, FUSIAN is partnering with Olive, an urban dive, to offer chef inspired sushi rolls featuring locally sourced ingredients that FUSIAN will sell in their store on Brown Street as well as their new location in Centerville.

FUSIAN will donate $1 from each featured signature roll sold during this time frame to Crayons to Classrooms.


1024 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Centerville, OH 45459


Please join us to celebrate FUSIAN’s new store opening on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 PM.  The all-day celebration begins at 11:00 AM at their new location in Centerville.  From the hours of 6:00-8:00 PM, FUSIAN will offer complimentary sushi.  Donations for Crayons to Classrooms will also be accepted during the festivities to benefit teachers of students in need!

The fun continues through the month of June!  FUSIAN is partnering with Olive, an urban dive, to offer chef inspired sushi rolls that FUSIAN will sell in their store on Brown Street as well as their new location.  FUSIAN will donate $1 from each featured signature roll sold during this time frame to Crayons to Classrooms.

1024 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Dayton, OH 45459

K99.1FM Live Remote

Come hang out with Steve Rubenstein, executive director of Crayons to Classrooms, and Frye Guy from K99.1 FM to enjoy a great Saturday afternoon!  Dance to your favorite tunes and enter a drawing to win fun prizes.  While you shop, purchase and donate school supply kits to help students who live in need to succeed in the classroom.

K99.1FM Live Remote
Saturday, June 6, Noon-2:00 PM
Kroger Marketplace
3165 Dayton Xenia Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45434