• Make a difference in
    children's lives and
    help reduce waste.
    Start Collecting Now!

    A letter from the founder:

    Like many busy families, my family used to frequent a kid friendly restaurant in our neighborhood several times a week. At the end of every meal, I would guiltily eye four bright, virtually unused crayons sitting on the table, knowing they shouldn't be tossed in the trash. I started to keep our barely-used crayons, and built up a stash of thirty crayons within a month. Read On

    Donate those crayons!

    • You can help too!
      Contact your neighborhood:

      • Restaurants
      • Schools
      • Parents
      • Student Council
      • Churches
      • Non Profit Organizations
  • Our Mission

    Our mission is simple: to collect as many crayons as possible and donate them to kids in need. Billions of crayons are produced in the U.S. 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 per year on supplies for their classrooms.

    Our solution – pairing participating Crayon Collection restaurant chains, such as California Pizza Kitchen and Islands Restaurants, with local high-poverty Title1 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.

    Green Efforts

    Crayon Collection also affords us a chance to instill an eco-conscious mindset within our children. We feel children should learn not only the advantages of recycling, but also of re-using items and reducing the great deal of waste in our culture. Saving crayons is a simple lesson, but it generates many relatable experiences for our kids.
    Crayon Collection Green Efforts
    Crayon Collection is now a part of
    A Billion Acts of Green

  • Supporters

    We thank our supporters who are helping make a difference in children's lives and the environment.

    • Gregory and EJ Milken Foundation
    • Annie Lapin
    • California Pizza Kitchen
    • Coral Tree Cafe
    • John Eraklis and Exodus Films
    • Honor Fraser Gallery
    • Irell and Manella LLP
    • Islands Restaurants
    • Kenny Scharf
    • LA's Best - Carla Sanger
    • Drew Daywalt
    • LAX Art
    • Madison Arts
    • Magnolia Films
    • Marmalade Cafè
    • National Head Start Association
    • Silicon Valley Art Fair
    • Snak Club
    • Tala Madani
    • Tappan Collective

    "We love all of the crayons. Thousands of Head Start kids have been so excited to get them!"

    - Kelli Paul - One Voice Asst Director

    "After imagination and belief; the next steps to art making, however modest, are the materials..."

    - Honor Fraser, Honor Fraser Gallery

    "The kids loved getting the crayons and we were able to spend funds on other needs."

    - Dr. Craig Singer - Westside Leadership Magnet School , Marina del Rey , California

    "...the students were able to properly complete their homework with the donated crayons..."

    - Sethany Yemen, Afterschool Program Westside Leadership Magnet School

  • Press

    The more we spread the word – the more crayons we collect! If you are interested in learning more about us please download our press release. For Press related inquiries
    please contact pr@crayoncollection.org

  • Start Recycling!

    • You can help too!

      Start a Crayon Collection at your school! Ask your favorite kid friendly restaurant to start collecting!

    • How To Guide

      Step 1:
      Find a good spot for a box or basket for the crayons to be collected in.
      Download a sign for your crayon collection box here..

      Step 2:
      Spread the word! Inform everyone that there is a Crayon Collection in place and that they should bring in their left over crayons.

      Step 3:
      Ask local restaurants if they would be willing to add to your collection.

      Step 4:
      Find those crayons a new home! There are many Title 1 Schools / high poverty schools in the United States. Click here to find a Title 1 school near you. If you need help email us at info@crayoncollection.org

      Thank you for your participation!

      Crayon Collection Team

  • Contact Us

    Our email address:
    E-mail: info@crayoncollection.org

    Our mailing address:
    149 S. Barrington Ave #649
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

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  • A letter from the founder:

    Like many busy families, my family used to frequent a kid friendly restaurant in our neighborhood several times a week. At the end of every meal, I would guiltily eye four bright, virtually unused crayons sitting on the table, knowing they shouldn't be tossed in the trash. I started to keep our barely-used crayons, and built up a stash of thirty crayons within a month. As I did the math after noticing that many other families also left their crayons behind, I saw an opportunity to create change, both for the environment and for kids who might not otherwise have access to something many of us take for granted. We hope you will take a moment to learn more about our cause and get inspired to collect crayons in your community.


    Sheila Michail Morovati, Founder

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