Crayons to Classrooms 
December Newsletter

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The numbers are in . . . another milestone achieved! 
Thanks to the support of our generous donors and dedicated volunteers, Crayons to Classrooms was able to serve 863 teachers and distribute $985,000 in merchandise during the first semester of the 2013-2014 school year!  That led our organization to another great milestone - passing the $4M mark in supplies distributed since opening our doors to teachers in January of 2009! 


Teachers are grateful for their "shopping" visits . . .


"Dear Crayons to Classrooms,
It has certainly been a pleasure to visit your "store" and reap the benefits of the generosity of the many community donations.  You and your contributors realize that teachers truly need all the support we can muster.  But, the true recipients of your efforts are the children of our communities.  What a blessing it is to have the materials we need to help our children learn!"
Nancy L. McSherry, first grade teacher
Ruskin PreK-8 School
Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone special?
In less than two weeks, Christmas will be here!  Are you still looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person?  Why not give the gift of helping students in need?  Gifts to Crayons to Classrooms are tax deductible and can be made securely online by visiting where you have the option to make a gift in honor of someone as a Christmas gift!  We can notify that person that you made a gift in their honor or we can prepare a gift notice to send to you to use as a stocking stuffer, to insert in a holiday card, etc.  Questions?  Please contact Deb Seger, fund development manager, by phoning (937) 528-6403 or via email,
4X Fuel Points at Kroger!
Are you looking to purchase a gift card for someone on your gift list this holiday season?  You can purchase those for numerous retailers, restaurants, etc. in every area Kroger store.   And, now through December 15, you can earn FOUR times the fuel points when you use your Kroger Plus Shopper's Card to purchase gift cards (excluding Kroger gift cards, reloadable gift cards, and debit cards).  You can even buy them for yourself and use them like cash when you are in stores doing your holiday shopping!  If your card is registered in the Kroger Community Reward Program to benefit Crayons to Classrooms, a portion of your purchase will come to our organization at no extra charge to you!  Not registered?  Please visit to enroll your card.  Our organization number is 82605! Happy Krogering!
Kroger Plus Card 
Avoid Capital Gains Tax - Make a Gift of Stock!
Do you own appreciated stock? Would you like to avoid paying capital gains tax on those assets? You can transfer stock to Crayons to Classrooms now and enjoy the benefits of tax savings on your 2013  return. You will receive a charitable tax deduction for the current market value of the stock and avoid mounting capital gains tax.
If you are interested in benefiting the mission of Crayons to Classrooms while reducing your 2013 tax burden, please contact Deb Seger, fund development manager, by phoning (937) 528-6403 or via email,
The Board and staff
of Crayons to Classrooms
wish you and yours . . .

Please Consider Making a Monetary Donation

 Help us reach our next goal by making a generous monetary donation - so we can continue to help the 27,800 children in the Dayton-area who NEED us. You may donate online at or send a check to Crayons to Classrooms.

 Send checks, payable to Crayons to Classrooms, to:

1511 Kuntz Rd

Dayton, OH 45404-1232


or Click here to donate online!


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