Crayons to Calculators

Crayons to Calculators is a community wide school supply drive for students in need. Every July the Foundation works with other area non-profits to rally businesses, churches, students and community members to help make sure every student in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley schools has the supplies they need to start the school year off right.

Would you like to get involved with the program?

You can view shifts and sign up on our volunteer schedule on VolunteerSpot

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Volunteers are the backbone of this program and there are a lot of ways to help. Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, corporate groups, civic service organizations, and interested community members are encouraged to get involved with this annual drive. Volunteers

  • sort and organize supplies
  • pack the backpacks according to grade level
  • load and transport the backpacks to schools for distribution to needy students.

We couldn’t do it without the widespread support of our community!

Thousands of backpacks are provided to students in need in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley schools each year.

  • 4,800 in 2008, our inaugural year with Crayons to Calculators
  • Up to 7,100 by 2010
  • Increasing to 8,100 in 2012
  • Up to 9,200 in 2013
  • Reaching 10,000 in 2015

What an amazing impact this has on our students. One backpack recipient summed it up very well:

“Thank you a million times!!!!!!! The girls will be ecstatic…it’s really beyond their best dreams to have nice supplies for school.”

If you would like more information on volunteering for Crayons to Calculators or how your company can partner with the Education Foundation to support our local students, please contact us at 720-652-8208 or by email