Celebrate National Crayon Day - March 31st, with Crayon Collection

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If you are like us, you probably have thrown out broken crayons without giving it a second thought.
Below you will find information explaining why throwing out crayons is the wrong choice.

Please join the movement to end a cycle of waste and support arts programs in under-served schools.

FACT: Twenty-two billion crayons are thrown away each year in the United States. The wax from crayons is not biodegradable and will never break down. Statistics have estimated over 500,000 pounds of broken crayons are discarded in landfills throughout the country.

MISSION: Collect; Contribute; Create. Through collecting gently used crayons from restaurants and hotels that distribute free crayons to children when they dine, in addition to community-based collection efforts, the Crayon Collection disrupts a cycle of waste that has been pandemic in the United states.  The Crayon Collection’s model is simple but the impact is immeasurable.

The intrinsic aim is to create a global movement for change; a sustainable and holistic program that invites a consciousness of environmental awareness, participation, expression and community. Through the simple act of saving a crayon, Crayon Collection can effectively support art programs in underserved schools, while engaging youth in vital conversations about the world around them.

The program seeks to reignite art programs in American schools, engage a national audience to be stewards of their community and the environment, and create a new model of sustainability on a local level. They have developed a zero-cost solution to bring art back into the classrooms. In additional to the environmental impact, the charity’s efforts also help to cut down on the $750 per year of personal income the average teacher spends outfitting his or her own underfunded classroom for art supplies

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