Crayon Initiative to benefit children’s hospital art programs

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School students in Brownie Troop 146 will collect crayons for the Crayon Initiative until February 24. Students will be able to drop their used crayons into designated bins before or after school.

  • SAS drop location: table outside main entrance
  • GIS drop location: main hallway
  • CJH drop location: main lobby
  • GHS drop location: main office

If you have any questions please email Troop 146 at

About the Crayon Initiative

More than a half-million pounds of crayons are discarded annually throughout the U.S. That equates to roughly 60 million crayons!

The Crayon Initiative collects used and unwanted crayons donated from across the country, then melts them down and re-manufactures them, reducing environmental waste.

Better yet, the recycled crayons are distributed to art programs at children’s hospitals across the U.S., brightening the lives of young patients during their stay.

These programs provide young patients with a creative outlet to express themselves, while at the same time helping alleviate anxiety. They also enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills, while promoting creativity and imagination. When the patients at our partner hospitals finally get to go home, they often take our crayons with them because they represent a happy memory during an otherwise uncertain time.