Category Archives: News & Press Releases

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

We are excited to announce that we have been named ONE OF THE 40 NATIONAL WINNERS of the 2018 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program!
This $25,000 grant will go directly towards making sure kids in need around our community get the supplies they need to succeed in school.

You can read about the winners here:
https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/contests/browseallentries/all/all

Our thanks to everyone for your daily votes and your unwavering support…we couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you to State Farm for giving us this opportunity and supporting our work.
And finally, a big CONGRATULATIONS to all of our fellow winners around the country!!!

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.

Crayons to Classrooms to Celebrate Grand Reopening

Dayton’s Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) is celebrating the grand reopening of their teacher free store, located at 1750 Woodman Drive.

An official ceremony will be held at the store on Friday, March 31, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with the ribbon cutting at approximately 11 a.m. The ceremony will feature remarks by Executive Director Steve Rubenstein and Board Vice Chairman Kim Duncan, along with tours of the new facility.

When: Friday, March 31, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Who: Steve Rubenstein, Executive Director, Crayons to Classrooms, P: 937-528-6401
Where: Crayons to Classrooms, 1750 Woodman Drive, Dayton, 45420

Read more about the event here.

Dixon Ticonderoga and Lowe’s Donate 2.8 Million Pencils to Kids In Need

On Wednesday, February 22nd, Dixon Ticonderoga Company and Lowe’s will make a major pencil donation to the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF). Dixon Ticonderoga Company is donating 2.8 million pencils, valued over $460,000 to all Kids In Need Foundation Resource Centers across the nation on behalf of Lowe’s.

Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Lowe’s, and Kids In Need Foundation employees will be celebrating the donation at the Dayton, OH location, along with 4 other locations throughout the country.

When: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Who: Steve Rubenstein, Executive Director, Crayons to Classrooms, P: 937-528-6401
Where: Crayons to Classrooms. 1750 Woodman Drive, Dayton, 45420

Read more about the donation here.

New Volunteer Facilitator Joins Crayons to Classrooms

Crayons to Classrooms is pleased to add Jill Moberley to our staff!  Jill is our new Volunteer and Outreach Facilitator.

An outspoken advocate for public education, Jill served Dayton Public Schools for 35 years, retiring as director of strategic communication in 2016.  She is taking on volunteer coordination and scheduling here at Crayons to Classrooms, as well as our outreach program.  Jill believes it is “a privilege to work with an organization that provides the opportunity for me to continue to serve and support classroom teachers. This is a true labor of love.”

You can read more about Jill in her bio on our Staff Page.

DC2C’s $10M Milestone Celebration Press Release

Dayton-based Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) recently held a celebration honoring the distribution of $10 million worth of school supplies to Dayton-area teachers. The milestone was officially reached on October 5th after the teachers finished shopping that day.  “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.

Read more about this milestone event here.

DC2C Receives Donation from WPCU Sunshine Community Fund

The Sunshine Community Fund, which was established last year by Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU), recently wrapped eight months of fundraising during a check presentation held on Wednesday, July 13th. Representatives of WPCU’s Sunshine Community Fund presented over $180,000 to two local non-profit community organizations – known as Sunshine Community Champions –  Crayons to Classrooms and United Rehabilitation Services.

WPCU Partners worked hard during the eight-month campaign to reach their goal, hosting numerous events and fundraisers.  Their efforts resulted in record-breaking fundraising numbers for the organization and $90,000 presented to each Sunshine Community Champion.

Read more about the presentation here.

New Operations Manager Joins Crayons to Classrooms

Crayons to Classrooms is pleased to add Dave Hargrove to our staff!  Dave is our new Operations Manager, working in the warehouse and retail operations part of the organization.

Dave has over 20 years’ experience in the Dayton area in manufacturing and warehousing/logistics as a plant manager and warehouse manager, which is a great fit for our needs! A native of Michigan, Dave is a graduate of Michigan State University, and spent four years as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Rhode Island, Georgia, and Scotland.

Dave is looking forward to “the opportunity to give back to the community, to the teachers and students that we serve.” He’s eager to learn the business, and to help Crayons to Classrooms grow and increase our capacity to serve.

You can read more about Dave in his bio on our Staff Page.

C2C Profiled on the Ohio Business Profile Program

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that the Ohio Business Profile Program will be featuring “Nonprofit and Volunteer Businesses” throughout the month of March, and Crayons to Classrooms is one of those organizations featured.

“The nonprofit organizations operating in every community in our state are truly changing the future of Ohio and brightening people’s lives,” Secretary Husted said. “These organizations are using their business instincts to solve problems in our communities and they are making an impact.”

Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process.  Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website, where Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

Learn more about the program here.