Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

April 6, 2019


Crayons to Computers’ award-winning* "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader—5thEdition" netted approximately $73,000. Are You Smarter funding helps to level the playing field in the classroom by providing students in need the tools to succeed in school, ensuring that the Crayons’ Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program shelves will be stocked for the 2019-20 school year. 200 guests enjoyed the reception and dinner at the Crayons to Computers Free Store and warehouse.

Thank you to emcee Kathrine Nero (Family Forward reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer) and speaker, Kathy Wade (award-winning musical entertainer and co-founder of Learning Through Art, Inc.) And, a big thank you to the generous sponsors who made this event possible: Mariner Wealth Advisors, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Messer, Universal Contracting, Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems, Inc., WCM Investment Management, Mitsubishi Electric, TriVersity Construction, Peck Hannaford + Briggs, Waste Resource Management, Fifth Third Bank, Prestige AV & Creative Services, O'Rourke, ESI Electrical Contractors, Nelson Stark, BKD CPAs & Advisors, Mercy Health, Solvay, Graydon, Jostin Construction, Madison Wealth Management, SpringDot, Barb & Joe Rohs, Sheila & Flip Cohen, Jennifer & Eric Dauer, Ellen & Stewart Dunsker and Diane & Carl Iseman.

*Crayons to Computers' "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader" won Favorite Fundraising Party in the Education category in Movers & Makers Cincinnati Inaugural Reader's Choice Awards.



“Stuff the van” events

July 2019
Kenwood Towne Centre & Florence Mall


Wart's "My Wish" Birthday Party


August 13, 2017


Trader Joe's mascot, Wart, had a Birthday Party, and he invited all of his friends, including our Big Red Crayon. Wart believes that it is better to give than to receive and so in lieu of presents, he wanted all that attended to fill out #MyWishForYou cards of encouragement. Hundreds of cards were collected and have already been put in many of the 37,000 backpacks that we will distribute this fall through our Teacher Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program.

The family friendly event included magnet pictures with local mascots, arm tattoos by local artists from the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a craft project, music by the Walnut Hills High School Jazz Combo and a giant cupcake cake.

These are just some of the many great moments from the event.