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.
KDKA is kicking off their initiative with a Call Center on Wednesday, July 30th from 8AM-4PM for those who want to donate over the phone and also for those with questions or who may want to volunteer. The Call Center number on this day will be (412) 353-1135. In addition an onsite collection will take place outside of 5 Foster Plaza, located at 651 Holiday Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 the home of KDKA Radio. REIT Mgmt is partnering with KDKA for this onsite collection. The Education Partnership will have a collection truck onsite and KDKA will have a tent onsite with Oakmont Bakery providing breakfast and additional food provided for lunch.
Not sure what to donate? Click here for a list of suggested items!
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.
Upcoming Donation Locations:
Marley Financial Group is inviting you to drop off your donations until the end of August!
Tuesday, August 5 -
3PM to 7PM
The KDKA Afternoon News with Bill Rehkopf
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!
The Education Partnership, founded 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.