The Crayon Initiative News

Written by Bryan Ware
on April 21, 2023

Happy Earth Day, colorful friends!

Do you know how many unwanted crayons we’ve received since our founding?

380,906 pounds of crayons

53,326,876 individual crayons

Mighty Crayon Collectors

It’s all because of passionate people who are dedicated to caring for our planet. We have crayon collectors of all ages, and together they’ve kept a mountain of waxy sludge out of our landfills!

Here’s just a glimpse at some of our mighty crayon collectors:

Earth Day 1

Earth Day 2

Collect Your Own Crayons

We’ve made it as easy as possible to ship us your unwanted crayons with nonprofit rate shipping. Or, if you’re really ready to honor Earth Day, you can host your own collection drive!

We have four comprehensive playbooks that help you learn how you can begin to gather crayons in your local schools, restaurants, and community. With the end of the school year fast approaching, you can get a headstart on classroom cleanup with our School Playbook!

Learn How to Give Crayons

When you’re collecting or when your crayons are ready to send our way, take a photo and tag us on Facebook or Instagram. We love to see you making our world a more colorful place!