Have you ever wondered what happens to the used crayons at restaurants?
One of our clients has given this questions a lot of thought and as a result has founded a 501(c)3 non profit organization called the The Crayon Initiative.
Why? Because Bryan discovered every crayon used, or even touched in restaurants, is thrown away and ultimately ends up in a landfill. What a waste!
This bothered Bryan enough to come up with a way to rescue these crayons while also giving back to the arts!
The Crayon Initiative has partnered with local and national chain restaurants as well as our communities in order to give a second life to unwanted used crayons.
How does it work?
Restaurants collect their unwanted crayons and sends them back to The Crayon Initiative where their volunteers sort them by color, remove the paper, melt them down and re-manufacture new, ergonomic crayons. These new crayons are then donated to various organizations, including children’s hospitals.
Bryan Ware and his team at The Crayon Initiative have a proven concept, however they need help to grow to the next level. They are building a continuous stream of unwanted crayons and partnering with more locations everyday. The two biggest expenses incurred are the shipping of crayons and the costs for larger molds.
How you can help The Crayon Initiative
- Join us in making a donation through their website: www.thecrayoninitiative.org Remember many employers will make matching donations to 501(c)3 organizations. Please talk with them about making a matching donation.
- Become a corporate sponsor of The Crayon Initiative.
Other ways you can show support and grow the The Crayon Initiative movement:
- Like them on Facebook
- Follow us on LinkedIn
- Please forward this email to everyone you know.
- Sign up for their newsletter at www.thecrayoninitiative.org
For additional information regarding The Crayon Initiative, check out their website at: www.thecrayoninitiative.org