1. and 2. Chip and Joanna Gaines
What better duo to start our list off than America’s Sweetheart couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines? They are a strong couple and amazing parents, making them the perfect candidates to make a crayon donation to The Crayon Initiative.
3. Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton has her own charity called Imagination Library which sends books to kids. Since 1996, the charity has donated more than 100 million books to children and has expanded to four countries. Dolly’s continued commitment to serving children in need shows us why she would be the perfect candidate to give a donation to a children’s hospital via the Crayon Initiative.
4. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is much more than everybody’s favorite “friend.” She’s a celebrity ambassador for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her work has brought in hundreds of donations and widespread awareness of the children’s hospital, which is why we would love to bring some of her star power to the Crayon Initiative.
5. LeBron James
After a rocky childhood that “lacked stability,” LeBron James is now on the trail to convince kids to stay in school. James even opened his own school in his hometown called the I Do Promise School. The school is designed to help at-risk kids who are struggling academically. Crayons go hand in hand with education, which is why we think LeBron James would be a perfect match to work with the Crayon Initiative.
6. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer, a mother herself, has done national campaigns for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and work for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. We are interested in recycling her superstar power, and we'd love to have her come on board our mission at the Crayon Initiative.
7. Blake Shelton
In 2018, Blake Shelton established a pediatric cancer research program in Oklahoma. The program was created in honor of Shelton’s cousin, who was diagnosed with cancer when she was five months old. We would love to see how Shelton could turn that tragic personal experience into good for other families with the Crayon Initiative.
8. Guy Fieri
Since restaurants donate a lot of crayons to the Crayon Initiative and Guy Fieri owns a lot of restaurants, this could be a match made in heaven. Fieri also just happens to be an extremely charitable guy. He recently raised $22 million for restaurants struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. He also started a charity called Cooking With Kids, a program that funds progress to teach kids about cooking around the country.
We all know that anything that Oprah touches turns to gold, and we would love the Crayon Initiative to be one of Oprah’s “favorite things” to spread the word about the organization. What’s more, her charity, Oprah’s Angel Network, has built more than 55 schools in 12 countries besides providing school supplies for children.
10. Mark Wahlberg
Funnyman actor Mark Wahlberg started his own charity to raise funds for inner-city children. A heart for kids and enriching their education makes him a great match to work with the Crayon Initiative.