“Economic challenges continue for more and more families,” says Kathy Hall, Executive Director of the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley. “In a time when more students need help, donations are harder to come by. Our major sponsors, Western Disposal and Staples, have continued their strong support for this important program, and community members, and businesses throughout our school district are encouraged to follow their lead. It is now more important than ever to help students get a good start in school each year. All of our futures depend on them.”
Crayons to Calculators invites businesses, community members and organizations to ‘adopt a student’ and fill a backpack, or to donate cash that is used to purchase backpacks and school supplies at cost. Businesses and churches are encouraged to hold local site drives. Volunteers are needed to pack backpacks in early August. Donation sites for supplies will be available in all communities throughout the district beginning in early July, or supplies can be dropped off at the Education Foundation’s office at 820 Main Street in Longmont through the month of July. More information on how to participate can be found on the program’s website www.CrayonstoCalculators.org, or by calling Jeanne Sampsell at (720) 652-8208.