Did you know over 150 million still-good crayons are thrown away
each year by restaurants in the United States? But crayons don’t
decompose and there are kids who have no crayons of their own!
We can fix that by collecting, recycling, and donating our crayons
to others. Take the pledge to collect gently used crayons. Next
time you receive crayons when you dine out don’t leave them
behind. Bring them to the Crayon Donation Box set up at
Cumberland County Library OR Hopeloft (40 E.
Commerce St.) and drop them in! Once the box is full, we can
donate the upcycled crayons to a school who really needs them.
On May 21st, at Appel Farm’s South Jersey Arts Fest, we’ll be
melting down your used crayons to create new ones!
You can tell your friends about this too. There’s no reason why
crayons should end up in landfill! We can work together to donate
these crayons and find a good home for them. Every kid should
have a crayon, and we have plenty to share. So let’s spread color
and kindness to kids everywhere! So spread the word.
For more information, visit CrayonCollection.org.