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About Us

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

Crayons to Classrooms’ service area encompasses Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren (Franklin City Schools and Springboro City Schools) counties.

Our Vision
Ensure every student in need has the tools for success everyday, in every way.

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

Our Values

  • Believe in the power of education.
  • Treat all people with respect and dignity.
  • Strive to meet the highest ethical standards.
  • Conduct all aspects of business with integrity and transparency.
  • Work as part of the community and be a responsible organization.

What we do
Dayton Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) is a free store for teachers from under-funded preK-12 schools that serve students living in poverty.

In partnership with local businesses, individual donors, and community volunteers, DC2C lifts at-risk student’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 a 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.