About US: Crayon Collection

Our goal is to ensure that every child around the world has access to a crayon.

OUR MISSION

The Crayon Collection mission is to inspire a commitment to environmental consciousness and the infusion of art education in underfunded schools.

About Us - Founder Sheila Morovati

A message from our founder

Having access to a crayon may seem natural but many of the children we work with have never owned even one crayon. By shifting the wasteful behavior of tossing still good crayons we  are able to provide millions of crayons + our art education program to the most underserved schools in the United States and beyond our borders. I am determined to ensure that every child around the world has access to crayons and creativity despite their socio-economic position. We hope you enjoy taking a few moments to learn about our work and consider participating in this initiative in your community.

Our Story

See the story of how Crayon Collection got started almost ten year ago by upcycling gently-used crayons, saving them from landfills and getting them into the hands of children across the country.

We’ve effected a lot of change since 2009 and today, Crayon Collection is taking crayons, artists, art education and sustainability practices into preschools, elementary schools and now high school classrooms, with the launch of our new Green Teen programming next year!

Our Achievements:

- Recognized by us Congress, us Senate, US House of Rep'S, LAUSD school board, Buckingham Palace
- Set a Guinness World Record for Most crayons donated in history
1,009,500 crayons!

Meet the Team

Team Members

About Us - Founder Sheila Morovati
Sheila Michail Morovati
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
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Clarise Compton
Program Outreach Manager
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Garett Larivee
Development Outreach Manager

Board Members

Stephanie Cota-Teitelbaum
MATTEL - Senior VP Global Brand and Corporate Communications
Suzanne Hudson PhD
USC ROSKI SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN - Art History Professor
Ed Condon
REGION 9 HEAD START - Executive Director
Danielle Garno
GREENBURG TRAURIG LLP - Managing Partner
Sarah Sawaya
AV SEARCH PARTNERS - Founder
Jess Meyer Pappas
ARTIST
Mark Boomershine
ARTIST

Advisory Board Members:
Jeanette Betancourt - SESAME WORKSHOP
Vice President, Social Impact

Jed Bennett - PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
Director Preschool & Young Readers Marketing

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