What do we do?
Most children who receive crayons at a restaurant leave them behind when they finish their meal. In the past, these abandoned treasures were tossed in the trash on a daily basis. NCLB collects these gently used, or often totally untouched, crayons and donates them to organizations and institutions that serve under-privileged kids, including elementary schools in the most economically-challenged areas.
How do we do it?
Through our partnerships with a growing roster of super awesome restaurants willing to shake up their old routine and stop adding to the landfills and instead add to the lives of deserving children.
Why do we do it?
Why WOULDN’T we? When you give a kid a crayon, you give them access to the most empowering tools of all: their own imagination, creativity and self-expression. By preventing these crayons from ending up in landfills, we better the lives of children, as well as the earth they will inherit.
Did you know!?
“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please.”