Crayons For Kids!
More than 30,000 students locally are in need of basic school supplies. Be a part of the rewarding opportunity to help equip these students with the necessary supplies to succeed in the classroom, and team up with NewsRadio 1020 KDKA and The Education Partnership with Crayons for Kids! KDKA will be making it easy for you to contribute supplies, money and time to The Education Partnership.
How to support Crayons for Kids?
Visit one of our upcoming broadcast locations!
Tuesday, August 5 -
3PM to 7PM
The KDKA Afternoon News with Bill Rehkopf
Goodwill at 1905 Washington Street, Heidelberg, PA 15106.
Text PENCIL to 41444
Visit the Education Partnership webpage
Not sure what to donate? Click here for a list of suggested items!
Justin Brown – Executive Director of The Education Partnership joined the “KDKA Morning News” with Larry Richert and John Shumway as Crayons for Kids was just kicking off to talk about how many students don’t have basic school supplies and how you can help.
Check out this list of where we will be broadcasting LIVE from a location near you! Stop by, meet one of our on-air personalities, and drop off any school supplies you can to donate to our Crayons for Kids initiative or donate below.
Marley Financial Group is inviting you to drop off your donations until the end of August!
Don’t wait to get involved. Donate here TODAY!
Click here to visit The Eduction Partnership online to see what you can do to help EVERY year!
unded in 2009, is an incredible non-profit organization that provides school and classroom supplies at no charge to schools where at least 70% of the student body qualifies for the National School Lunch Program. The organization is able to deliver a 3:1 return on every dollar given due largely to their ability to leverage expertise in the area of in-kind giving complemented by a dedication to minimizing administrative and operational expense.
In 2013, the total out of pocket expenditures that teachers made on school supplies was $1.6 billion. On average, teachers spent $485. The average starting salary for teachers in PA is $41,192.
This past year The Education Partnership served 8,000 students. They plan to double the amount of students this coming school year which will require a major increase in funding. They need your help.
What do your dollars do?
- $10 will buy 3,571 pencils
- $25 provides school supplies for one child for an entire year.
- $50 will buy 5,000 crayons
- $100 will provide 1,500 students with colored markers
When donating to this worthy organization, 94 cents of every dollar goes DIRECTLY to program support.
The Education Partnership is able to make a dollar go along way. They have tremendous buying power because of our volume. They recently bought cases of pencils….4 for 1 cent!!
- The Education Partnership will give away nearly 200,000 pencils this coming school year.
- Total students who have benefited from the program: 22,000
- Total of supplies given to students: $2.8 million
- Total schools that have benefited from program: 65
- Total teachers served: 2,110
With basic school supplies a kid’s future gets a lot brighter.
Without basic school supplies, a kid’s confidence ends up broken.
Without basic school supplies a kid’s future ends up getting erased.
Crayons for Kids is brought to you by 84 Lumber.
Crayons for Kids Call Center is presented by 84 Lumber and Giant Eagle.