There are significant inequities in education for low-income students. The opportunity gap is the disparity in access to the resources needed for all children to be academically successful.
Within the 119 schools served by Crayons to Classrooms, approximately 83% of the students are identified as low-income, and according to local teachers, 75% of their students lack the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.
When students have basic school supplies, their grades go up, their confidence increases, and their attitudes toward learning improve.
Stuff the Bus is one way to support a more equitable classroom. When you donate to Crayons to Classrooms, you are helping provide these basic school supplies.
10 Supplies Most Needed
• colored pencils
• dry erase markers
• one subject notebooks
• glue sticks
• kids scissors
• pencil sharpeners
By supporting Stuff the Bus, you are filling underfunded classrooms with needed supplies so students are prepared for learning. Crayons to Classrooms serves teachers and students at 119 schools in the Miami Valley. During the 2021-2022 school year, we distributed $3.1 million of pencils, notebooks, and other needed supplies.
In a recent Kids in Need Foundation teacher survey, 96% of teachers who responded said access to free school supplies is very important or even critical to daily classroom activities.
In the same survey, 96% of teachers also said access to school supplies has enabled them to create a more equal learning environment where students are prepared to learn.
Crayons to Classrooms makes your donation go further. Thanks to our network of supply chain partners, every $1 donated to Crayons to Classrooms results in $7 worth of school supplies given to teachers and students.