March 1, 2018: Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy opened its library in the hope it could help students improve their language skills. The problem? It had about one-tenth of the books educators believed it should, and there were so few that no one could check them out.
Elementary principal Tiffany Williams started a book drive to close the gap, and education advocacy organization Crayons to Computers responded with truckloads of donations -- literally. Watch WCPO Video >
February 2018: It was a big idea, and it took a year to pull off, but Crayons to Computers marked its 20th anniversary by brightening the days of 37,000 students in Greater Cincinnati. The nonprofit wanted to give out more than supplies. It wanted to give hope to kids who need it most. Read More >
December 2017: Crayons to Computers, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit, has been serving the needs of underprivileged kids and deserving teachers for over 20 years. Through its Teacher Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program, this great organization bridges the gap for students and schools by providing them with the supplies and educational tools they need to succeed in the classroom … and in life. Read More >
February 2017: Crayons to Computers celebrated 20 years of providing kids in need with the school supplies they need to be successful in school and life, and launched the #MyWishForYou Campaign. Watch Local 12 News Video >
MELODY SMITH JONES HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES
August 12, 2016: Melody Smith Jones was a guest speaker at our Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader event. Check out her inspiring speech regarding the crucial importance of how having the right supplies aids in educational success and self-confidence! Watch Video >