149 S Barrington Ave #649, Los Angeles, Ca 90049
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Our mission The Crayon Collection's mission is to inspire a commitment to environmental consciousness and the infusion of art education in underfunded schools.

Crayon Collection

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Crayon Ambassadors: Help reduce waste in landfills and increase art education at low-income schools

Do you care about reducing waste in landfills? Do you want to help children in need? If your answers to both are yes, then please consider volunteering at Crayon Collection. Crayon Collection is a nonprofit that collects gently used crayons and distributes them to Title 1 schools. By collecting crayons, we reduce the amount of waste that… See full description
  • Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • Ongoing, Recurring
  • Anytime
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Families, Corporate Teams
  • Virtual, In-person, Indoor, Outdoor, Phone Calling, Delivery
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Volunteer can help in a number of ways such as sorting and repacking crayons to get back-to-school ready, hand writing notes for kids to receive with their crayon packs, and participating in playdates with a purpose where you get to know Crayon Collection while your kids write kind notes!
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends


Ambassadors are official volunteers of Crayon Collection who support our mission and programming by doing the following: actively recruit new crayon donors such as, restaurants, community centers & businesses who give out crayons to kids; identify potential new crayon donors and work with the business or corporation to set-up and maintain a crayon collection on-site; or organize your own local crayon drive within your community and deliver those saved crayons to Title 1 Schools or Head Start Centers near you.
  • Weekly
  • Children, Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help Our model is simple, but to accomplish it we need your help to prevent wasteful behavior and provide art to the most underserved schools.
About us 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 restaurants with local high-poverty Title1 schools. Each school then receives our free, artist inpired, Art Education Curriculum, where crayons are the main tool for deep learning.
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