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...Still Needs Your Help! 




Thank you for your continued support for Crayons to Calculators. This week the much needed backpacks have been loaded and or delivered to schools-that's the best part of our job. I am thrilled to report that, thanks to an outpouring of support from our stellar community, we are getting close to reaching our goal of 8,000 backpacks. Kudos to you!


But we are not done collecting donations!  Many families find themselves in unexpected and difficult "transitions" throughout the school year.  Help us keep the supplies available for every student that needs them when they need them.  Last year, after the Fourmile Fire in Boulder, we were able to give kids whose homes had burned brand-new backpacks. One recipient of this donation came up to our booth at the Boulder Farmers' Market this July to personally say thanks.  


Read on to learn about one of the lives that your contribution has positively impacted! 


If you haven't already, please consider making a cash donation to Crayons to Calculators on our website,  www.CrayonsToCalculators.org, or via mail at the address below.


With sincere thanks,


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Cheryl Meyers

Project Coordinator

728 Front Street, Suite A, Louisville, CO 80027
303.524.3865 ext. 223     Cheryl@ImpactOnEducation.org

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Meet Sunny Gomez

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In second grade, Sunny Gomez received his first backpack full of supplies from Crayons to Calculators. This year he enters his senior year in the Boulder Valley School District and, thanks to your help, he intends to graduate.


"The best part about getting a backpack is that is saves me and my family money on school supplies," says Gomez about the donation he's received every year. "It's all right there and ready to go." Elyana Funk, program director at the I Have A Dream Foundation in Boulder and mentor to Gomez since he started at Sanchez Elementary in second grade, agrees. "School supplies can get expensive [and] overwhelming for low-income families with a lot of kids to worry about," Funk says. "Crayons to Calculators is a huge support. Those backpacks are a huge gift every year."

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Gomez says Crayons to Calculators has helped him succeed as a student. "The backpack helps me to have everything I need, whether it's a calculator or pens, ready to go for when school starts."  


By Maureen Quinlan

Crayons to Calculators Intern 

Making It Happen

Throughout Boulder County, many have answered the call to action and the donations continue to stream in!  We cannot do this without your generous support!  From the warehouse volunteers filling backpacks last week to Community Challenge participants ... from the generous corporate sponsors to the thousands of individual donors ...  this program is a shining reflection of our community spirit!

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Webroot making it happen
American Eagle making it happen
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To see more photos from this year's school supply drive, visit Facebook, and "Like" our page!
Name That Backpack Contest
C2C MonsterBackpack An anonymous donor dropped off an adorable backpack filled with school supplies. This Little Red Creature needs a name! 

From now through August 31st, 2011, visit our Facebook page, submit your name for the Little Red Creature.  On September 1st a winning name will be selected!  The backpack will then be donated to the winner's school of choice.

(If you or someone you know are the anonymous creator of this backpack, please contact us at your earliest convenience)


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