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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.

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8pUxTCLwy0&t=9s

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.

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
www.k12gallery.com

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.

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.