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Crayons to Classrooms Supply Drive
January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
At Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology, we value education and we believe that everyone should have a right to it. That’s why for the month of January, we decided to host a supply drive through Crayons to Classrooms. Crayons to Classrooms is a local Dayton/ Miami Valley nonprofit organization that allows K-12 teachers at schools that serve children living in poverty, to “shop” for free school supplies twice a year, averaging about $500 per trip. With school enrollment rates continually rising, teachers and classrooms are running out of communal classroom supplies much more quickly than in years past. Supplies such as pencils, markers, rulers, notebooks, folders, etc, are all being exhausted before the school year is halfway through, causing students to have to reuse old materials or share supplies with their classmates, causing a strain on individual learning and time management. For teachers who work at schools that do not qualify for free supplies, they can earn a shopping trip by volunteering for three hours at the store.
Crayons to Classroom is in partnership with local businesses, individual donors, and community volunteers, which is where we come in! Between our two locations, students, staff, and clients were able to raise enough supplies to last a couple of semesters for those students in need.
We would like to thank everyone who donated and shared in our mission. Stay tuned for next month’s charity!