Our Impact

We send free crayons to over 240 children’s hospitals across the United States.
(SEE IMPACT REPORT)

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One Free Pack of Crayons Can Draw a Thousand Smiles




Rachelle Cashion

“Our daughter was in many hospitals for many years battling cancer. We were so happy when treasures such as yours were shared with her as it offered a bright light in the days filled with doctors and meds. Thank you from a parent that knows what a blessing fresh crayons can be!”
Rachelle Cashion

Brandy Shelton

“My school collects crayons for your initiative. Last year my son was hospitalized and they also gave us a pack of your crayons! Loved seeing it come full-circle!”

Brandy Shelton
Elementary Teacher

Michelle Jones, Child Life Specialist

“We are so fortunate to share your crayons in our outpatient clinic. Patients and siblings love being able to color throughout their visit!”
Michelle Jones, Child Life Specialist
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Minneapolis, MN

Keisha Moore

“My niece had heart surgery at age 4 and the hospital had some of your crayons. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LABOR OF LOVE!"
Keisha Moore
4th Grade Teacher

Tina Kirkpatrick

“My grandson ended up at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for an emergency. The crayons were a big help in keeping him calm and occupied while waiting for too many hours without being able to eat."
Tina Kirkpatrick

Ciara Ashley Ramirez-Tz

“My 3-yr-old son received a pack of these crayons after his open-heart surgery. I love this company, both as a mother and from an environmental standpoint. Thank you Crayon initiative!”
Ciara Ashley Ramirez-Tz

Wendy V. Lane

“Finally, a crayon that doesn't break when you use it! We are deeply grateful for your help in giving the children treated here more reasons to smile.”
Wendy V. Lane
Child Life Dept, Golisano Children's Hospital

Janet Gomez

“We appreciate these crayons because they have a big grip which is easier for the child to grasp or have hand-over-hand assistance.”
Janet Gomez
St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, Bayside, NY

Vicki Neis

“The quality and size of the crayons make for some adventurous coloring!!! Thank you!”
Vicki Neis
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota - St. Paul

Cindy Rodriguez

“Thank you for your thoughtful donation. The crayons you provided allow our patients to express themselves and fill their world with color.”
Cindy Rodriguez
Director, Child Life & Creative Arts Therapy, Cohen Children's Medical Center

Jennifer Ibarra

“I can’t thank you enough for your generosity. You will definitely bring many smiles to many sweet faces.”
Jennifer Ibarra
Program Manager, Child Life, University Health System Children's Health

Caitlyn Marie Esposti

“Having a sister who was constantly in the children's hospital between birth and 18 for cerebral palsy, it was always nice to see those kids actually smile. You're achieving a lot of greatness one crayon at a time.”
Caitlyn Marie Esposti

The Child Life Department

“We really appreciate you helping us make the hospital more fun!"
The Child Life Department
Children's Hospital of Georgia

Sharon Pogasic

"I was grateful to donate our toolbox full of crayons for such a worthy cause, as I am cleaning out my (now grown) children's art supplies. You gave me a blessing by doing such a wonderful thing."
Sharon Pogasic
Steelton, PA

Karleen Wray, MS, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist I

“The size and shape of the crayons are perfect! They work especially well for my toddler patients and patients with special needs. These patients can have limitations with their fine motor skills and benefit so much from their easy grip design.”
Karleen Wray, MS, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist I
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Child Life Specialist Julia Kellogg

“Our parents love the crayons, too! Having their child engaged... gives them time to speak to the doctors and update family members.”
Child Life Specialist Julia Kellogg
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

Child Life Specialist Marianne Porzelt

“Our patients in the ER absolutely love the crayons! When they arrive in a new and scary environment, it is so comforting for them to color in a familiar character. They have something positive to focus on, rather than their pain and anxiety.”
Child Life Specialist Marianne Porzelt
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

Child Life Manager Kristen McGee King

“Thanks for all the effort, coordination and creativity. Keep making the world more colorful and playful”
Child Life Manager Kristen McGee King
Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah

Tiffany

“The crayons you sent us will help ease families as they anticipate various procedures. Coloring offers an outlet for kids to express themselves and the children are always excited when they are told they can keep them.”
Tiffany
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Erica

“This donation helps us in providing different activities for our littlest patients and encouraging them to escape in their special masterpieces.”
Erica
University Medical Center, Las Vegas

Joanne

“Thank you for doing something that allows kids to recognize how their actions can affect our environment.”
Joanne
Third Grade Teacher, St. Mary School, Walnut Creek

Michele

“As an art therapist, it is wonderful to... value the healing power that comes through creation and recognize its benefit towards wellness and recovery.”
Michele
Nassau University Med Center in New York

Ellen

“We truly appreciate this donation and appreciate that they are recycled. The triangular shape is especially helpful for our younger patients and those facing fine motor challenges.”
Ellen
Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey

Ashley

“These are amazing — as you can imagine — 8 packs, without wrappers/paper, and the shape is so perfect.”
Ashley
Penn State Children's Hospital