We started volunteering for No Crayon Left Behind as a means to interact with our surrounding community. Over the past two years we have discovered truth in the saying, “you get back what you put in.” Our clients look forward to collecting and sorting crayons each month. These may seem like small tasks, but they are huge skill-building opportunities for our consumers, furthering their employability. Our folks also engage in critical socialization by going into the restaurants to collect their salvaged crayons. These activities strengthen their confidence and hiring potential.
Vocational Specialist – UPMC Vocational Training Center