My name is Rachel Blanks and I’m a fourth-grade teacher in Dayton Public Schools. I’m writing today to ask for your support of an organization that is providing critical resources to schools, teachers and students. Crayons to Classrooms is a free teacher store serving teachers throughout the Miami Valley.
The harsh reality is that, most days, I’m providing pencils, notebooks, highlighters, and other supplies needed for basic schoolwork in my classroom. It’s difficult to teach lessons that require these supplies when many students don’t have them. I either have to stop and distribute supplies or prepare bins of supplies before hand to ensure that each student can complete the task. However, when students are prepared – oh my! It’s like the moon and stars have aligned! We spend more time in the learning process and students feel better about themselves.
Crayons to Classrooms makes this possible! They build partnerships to secure school supplies from local and national businesses. Then they distribute these resources at no cost to teachers at 123 area schools. They are dedicated to making a lasting difference in a child’s life and the community’s future.
Supplies from Crayons to Classrooms means my students don’t feel burdened by their families’ inability to provide the required supplies. With the right supplies they can focus on what they need to do to succeed in the classroom. All they need to bring is their brain and energy!
Your gift can put pencils in the hands of tomorrow’s inventors and poet laureates. It can provide crayons, notebooks, and rulers. Most importantly, it will provide hope to over 46,000 students throughout the Miami Valley.
Fourth Grade Teacher
Dayton Public Schools