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NCLB South Bay Chapter in California!!

NCLB SB was started by an amazing young woman as part of an 8th grade student service project for her school, American Martyrs, which is located in Manhattan Beach, CA.  (Because of her age and privacy concerns, the young woman will only be referred to as “KD.”) NCLB SB‘s activities would not be possible without the generosity of several restaurants in Southern California, whose
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Our Crayons Arrived in Ouezzane, Morocco!

We were thrilled to hear from Victoria, a volunteer with Peace Corps Morocco who’s doing amazing things in Ouezzane, and we are honored to be a part of her efforts. Thank you to Victoria, who sent us the following note and photos: “Thank you again for sending us so many wonderful crayons!  The kids love them!  Here are some photos of us celebrating their
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We’re Headed For Uganda….!!!

…. well, at least our crayons are!  10,100 crayons, (ten cartons, totalling 115 pounds!,) are en route to the amazing Joshua of Youth Sport Uganda  where they will be distributed to hundreds of children by another incredible charity, Charlenes Project . Thank you to Stephanie for reaching out to us and giving us the chance to be part of this. And thank you to so
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See Our Crayons at Work in Guercif, Morocco!!

Thanks to Chili’s, We’ve Hit the South!!

Due to the passion and drive of the amazing Mike Byers and his coworkers at Chili’s Grill & Bar in Snellville, Georgia, No Crayon Left Behind has expanded into the South!  Our newest partner has already collected more than 40 POUNDS of crayons since joining less than a month ago.  With their success, they are planning to recruit more than 65 new Chili’s from
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NCLB Supports the Police in North Carolina

There are so many organizations that one normally wouldn’t associate with needing crayons.  At least once a week, we’re contacted by people from unexpected places who explain why a donation of crayons could make a significant impact on them and their work. Recently, we had just such an experience when the Community Services Coordinator for the Police Department in Huntersville, NC contacted us.  He
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NCLB Now on the West Coast!!

Two amazing 8th graders from American Martyrs School in Manhattan Beach, CA have enabled us to extend our reach into Southern California and Mexico.  Initially inspired by a community service requirement of their school, these girls have gone above and beyond a simple assignment to deliver thousands of crayons to children less fortunate than themselves. Already they’ve enlisted the help of several Los Angeles
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An Amazing Video from Morocco!

Welcome to Primanti Bros. of Mt. Lebanon!!

When you hear the words “restaurant” and “Pittsburgh” in the same sentence, it’s hard not to immediately think of the famous local eatery Primanti Bros.  Their incredible, unique, and outrageously delicious sandwiches are served with a healthy side of Pittsburgh culture. So it is with tremendous Pittsburgh pride that we welcome our first Primanti Bros. into our program.  Now we feel like an official
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Our Crayons Are Headed to Morocco Again!!

Keeping crayons out of landfills is rewarding enough.  But knowing that they’re heading overseas to two more rural towns in Morocco is incredibly exciting and gratifying! We’re shipping 1,000 crayons to the town of Jemaa Shaim, where Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica will be using them in a variety of activities for kids and teens of all ages. We’ll also be sending crayons to another
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