Title I Schools Receive Colorful Donations

Local Woman's Collection Gives Crayons At No Cost

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011, 3:39:00 AM

Spencer Lee

Video by Spencer Lee
The Crayon Collection gives low-income schools extra supplies that have hardly been used.

If a table at a restaurant has kids, there is a kids menu, complete with crayons and black outlined pictures children can color in.

But what happens when they leave? A busser cleans the table and throws away the crayons.

Sheila Morovati thought about this before making the decision to keep the crayons her daughter received. She had so many that she would need Ziploc bags to carry all of them.

Her daughter was too young to use them consistently, but Morovati knew there were kids who would use them. That is when she started The Crayon Collection.

The Crayon Collection asks parents, students and restaurants to collect extra crayons (whether they come from the restaurants or from the family's own boxes) to give to Title I schools.

Certain schools are already participating and will have boxes in the main office. Once the boxes are full, they are donated to schools and shelters in need.

Restaurants like Islands Restaurant in Marina del Rey are participating, too. The bussers now take the crayons and put them in little cylinders, labeled "Crayon Donation."

For more information, visit www.crayoncollection.com

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