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Duration

Multi-day

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Please keep crayons out of landfills and enable them to be repurposed for children in hospitals in all 50 states.  You can download our Collection Drive Guidebook (which includes lessons plans, flyers, etc.) or simply follow along these directions.

What's Needed To Complete

Collection bin(s) Flyers to be made and attached to bin(s) Donated crayons of all shapes, sizes, colors.  They do not have to have wrappers and they can be broken! Box to ship Printer for shipping label Cost of Postage (reduced, nonprofit rate) Tape to secure the box and label

Whose Help Is Required

A service idea that's well worth exploring for all Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies, YMCA youth groups and more. We even have https://thecrayoninitiative.org/product/scout-patch-iron-on/merit badges.

Special Requirements

Merit badges are awarded for Scout Groups.

How It Makes A Difference

We rely on volunteers to collect and donate used and unwanted crayons from homes, restaurants, and schools across the country, so we can  melts them down and remanufacture them.  Every year, 60 million crayons get thrown away, usually ending up in a landfill. These crayons become a waxy mess that will never biodegrade causing harm to our environment. You can ensure your crayons get recycled and given a new life by sending them to The Crayon Initiative.

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*

Instructions

Check out the instructions below and contact us if you have any questions at info@thecrayoninitiative.org. Decide where you will have the collection bin(s). Collect your bins and make posters that include an end date for the drive.  Your drive can be a week, month or the entire school year. Add these posters to your bins.   Collect the crayons and take a photo of your work!  You can post to social and tag us! Pack the crayons for shipment.  Refer to https://f.hubspotusercontent20.net/hubfs/7527028/Playbook%20Files/201209%20TCI_Shipping_Guide_Universal.pdf?these shipment instructions.

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