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The Crayon Initiative

The Crayon Initiative

Bryan Ware , Founder
540 Glasgow Circle
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 785-6044


The Crayon Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the environment and enriching the lives of hospitalized children through art and imagination. Through our work, we reduce environmental waste by remanufacturing used crayons into new ones and donating them to art programs in children’s hospitals across the country.

Kids in hospitals are like children everywhere—they just want to be happy and play. We're here to help that happen, by giving them tools to make art. Studies show that art therapy can reduce heart rates, improve cognition, release endorphins and alleviate stress. And most of our young patients take our crayons home with them as the happiest part of their stay. Join us, and let's draw together.

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Please keep crayons out of landfills and enable them to be repurposed for children in hospitals in all 50 states. You can download our ...

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