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Dayton, Ohio 45420-3639

News & Press Releases

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • DC2C Donates Chair Back Covers to Local School

    At DC2C’s event, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, held in March of 2015, we celebrated five years of providing school supplies to classrooms in our community.  Red and yellow chair back organizers were used at the celebration event to hold program books and other important information, and demonstrated to guests how the organizers can be used in a classroom setting.  In classrooms that have limited or no desk storage options, teachers have shared that the organizers provide structure for their students, free up floor space of tripping hazards, and help students stay organized.

    A special event was held on February 16, 2016 to present those chair back organizers to several classrooms at Greenmont Elementary School.  Read more about the event here.

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  • DC2C Selected as WPCU Sunshine Fund Champion

    DC2C has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Wright-Patt Credit Union’s Sunshine Community Fund Charter.

    Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU) recently announced the new Sunshine Community Fund Charter, established to formalize its philanthropic support and continued commitment to the betterment of organizations and programs in our region. Through the fund, two nonprofit community organizations – Sunshine Fund Champions – will be identified annually to receive monies raised by WPCU partner-employees, vendors and business partners.  “WPCU’s Sunshine Community Fund gives our employees hands-on involvement in raising funds, strengthening our community and helping people become more successful,” shared Tracy Fors, Wright-Patt Credit Union’s Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.

    WPCU announced a goal to raise $200,000 by June 2016 for its chosen Sunshine Fund Champions – Crayons to Classrooms and United Rehabilitation Services.  See the full Press Release here.


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  • Pay It Forward Campaign benefits DC2C

    Crayons to Classrooms was selected as the October recipient of the Pay It Forward campaign, sponsored by Elk & Elk, FOX45, and ABC22.  This program recognizes the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.  In addition to receiving a $500 cash award from Elk & Elk, DC2C was featured on ABC22 News.  Check out the video here.


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  • Kroger 2015 Supply Drive Press Release

    Beginning Saturday, May 30th and running through Sunday, July 12th, Dayton-area Kroger stores will be supporting local school classrooms with their eighth annual Crayons to Classrooms School Supply Drive!  With their generosity, Kroger will help provide crayons, pencils, notebooks, and hundreds of other classroom items to children in our community’s neediest schools.   Check out the press release for a list of participating store!  Kroger Supply Drive Press Release

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  • May 2014 Newsletter

    To take a look at our most recent newsletter and learn more about what is happening at DC2C, please click on the following link:  May 2015 Newsletter monitor web page for changes

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  • April 2015 Newsletter

    To take a look at our most recent newsletter and learn more about what is happening at DC2C, please click on the following link: April 2015 Newsletter

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  • 5th Year Celebration Press Release

    On March 5th of 2015, DC2C celebrated its 5th year anniversary! This wonderful event was filled with food, friends, and fun. There was even a game show battle of wits that featured prominent local figures and 5th grade students from Dayton. To read more about this event, please click on the following link: 5th Year Celebration Press Release

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