On Wednesday, six Kids’ Korner at Macdonough Olders made the trek to Kid City Museum on Washington Street, to drop off our annual Crayons for Cancer donation.
Crayons for Cancer is a non-profit organization that takes old crayon donations and creates new crayons in fun colorful shapes, which they then re-sell. Money raised by these crayon sales supports children’s hospitals and young children with cancer. The new crayons are also donated to “treasure boxes” in the children’s hospitals, to bring smiles to the faces of their young patients!
Kids’ Korner at Macdonough has been participating in the Crayons for Cancer project for three school years. Here is a picture from last year!!
We begin the school year, by creating signs that ask Macdonough School staff and families to donate their old, un-used, and/or broken crayons by dropping them in a donation box (decorated by the children) on site.
This box is placed at our Crayons for Cancer Peeling/Sorting Center, where the children peel the paper from EVERY crayon donation (in their spare time after Homework Club). We even hold Peeling Competitions throughout the year!
When our peeled pile starts growing, we start sorting the crayons by color. There are very specific color groups defined by the C4C guidelines.
In June, a select group of Olders gets to drop off the donation. This year, it was Osiah, Gus, Derek, Dialinet, David, and Genesis. The representative at Kid City was astounded by the MANY large bags of crayons we all carried in.
Great job, KKatMAC!!!
To learn more about Crayons for Cancer, visit their website! http://www.crayonsforcancer.org