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Nonprofit Profile
149 S. Barrington Ave. #649
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Our mission is simple: to collect as many crayons as possible and donate them to kids in need in an environmental and arts education initiative. Billions of crayons are produced each year, and much of that ends up in our landfills. These petroleum-derived crayons can take years - even decades - to decompose. Meanwhile, U.S. teachers in underfunded public schools are spending an average of $750 of their own income every year on supplies for their classrooms. We seek to solve this issue in a very efficient and green way!

We pair participating Crayon Collection restaurant chains with local high-poverty Title 1 schools. These recipient schools pick up the restaurants' gently-used crayons every month to augment the supplies they need in their classrooms. Preschools and elementary schools throughout the country also hold crayon drives and donate to nearby schools in need, which teaches invaluable lessons to our youth about eco-mindedness and the daily opportunity to help others.


Learn More

Watch a video about Crayon Collection!


Events

Join Crayon Collection at the City of Beverly Hills for a free screening of the documentary STRAWS. STRAWS is about plastic pollution and saving the environment. There will be a food truck, the screening, and a panel discussion! 

Date:

September 27, 2018

Location:

455 N Rexford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Time:

6-8 PM

Contact:

Julia Green

julia@crayoncollection.org

(310) 383-1011