The Crayon Initiative

Recycling unwanted crayons into unlimited possibilities

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Services & Impact

The Crayon Initiative believes that in order to grow and learn, children need to have the freedom to be creative and express themselves through art.

With crayons in hand, stories can unfold, dreams can take shape, and imaginations can run wild.

The Crayon Initiative is a Northern California based non-profit with one thing on our mind: promoting the arts for children by providing them access to the resources they need. Crayons are a simple concept…colored sticks of wax. The mere smell, feel, and colors of the rainbow take us back to our childhood instantly. Crayons are a building block for childhood creativity. What’s simpler than a carton of crayons and a blank sheet of paper? Yet, with the combination of these 2 materials, the possibilities are endless. We can do anything, go anywhere, or be anyone we want to be: ride a dinosaur through a rainbow desert, launch a rocket ship into outer space, battle a fire-headed, purple monster, draw a family portrait. No matter who you are or where you are, imagination provides the ideas and crayons bring those ideas to life.

Crayons are only the beginning for The Crayon Initiative. As we grow, we hope to expand beyond wax sticks and provide opportunities in other areas of the arts for children.
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