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Crayons to Calculators: It's Go Time!




Do you remember the night before the first day of school? Full of exited energy and butterflies, you'd proudly inventory the shiny-new school supplies in your brand-new backpack. Pink erasers, check. Freshly sharpened No. 2 pencils, check. Brightly colored folders, check and check.


Here at Crayons to Calculators, we want each of the 8,000 students in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts who come from low-income homes to know that feeling, too. The cost of school supplies ($50-$70 per student) presents a financial burden for many of these kids' families. Our school-supply drive aims to cut that cost so that every student can start the year ready to learn--and so every student can feel that same first-day-of-school pride.


There are lots of ways to help!


  1. Make an online donation right now! (Last time we contacted you, our donation page wasn't working properly...it's working great now! Quick tip: Don't put a "$" with your donation amount.)
  2. Donate supplies, starting TODAY, at one of our several drop-off locations. Scroll down for a 10%-off coupon from our sponsor, Staples!
  3. Volunteer at the backpack assembly line  in August. Please contact Cheryl Meyers to register.


We couldn't make this happen without the continued support of dedicated volunteers and donors like you!

CherylMeyersCheryl Meyers, Project Coordinator
728 Front Street, Suite A, Louisville, CO 80027
303.524.3865 ext. 223     Cheryl@ImpactOnEducation.org
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Have You Seen Our Crayons?

Keep an eye out for the Crayons to Calculators Crayons. These volunteers are working hard to get the word out about our school-supply drive. They'll be at farmers' markets all over Boulder County this summer. If you see them, give 'em a high five. If you want to join us, please email Cheryl Meyers for volunteer information. (We won't make you wear the costume if you don't want to, we promise.)

                crayons Costume

Volunteers Needed: Help Fill Backpacks!

C2C VolunteersCalling all volunteers. We're looking for energetic, enthusiastic folks to help us assemble all these backpacks (8,000 total!). Interested? Here are some dates:


July 19 - Move supplies from our storage area to the warehouse.

July 25 - Sort supplies.

Aug 1-Aug 6 - Assemble backpacks.


To volunteer for BVSD schools contact Cheryl Meyers


To volunteer for SVVSD schools, contact Lora Lawrence at Lora Lawrence.


We'll let you know specific times and availability when you contact us. Shifts are 2 hours.

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