Crayons to Calculators

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and community members for making the 2018 Crayons to Calculators a huge success. Together we packed over 5,700 backpacks for students in St. Vrain Valley Schools.

The collection of donated schools supplies and backpack packing have concluded.  If you are interested in helping we are accepting financial donations to off set the costs of the items we needed to purchase.  Donations can be sent to Crayons to Calculators c/o EFSVV, PO Box 2598, Longmont, CO  80502.

The cost of school supplies is a financial burden for parents of over 5,000 students in St. Vrain Valley. Crayons to Calculators is a community wide school supply drive for students in need. Every June – July EFSVV  partners with other area non-profits to rally businesses, volunteer groups,  students and community members to ensure that every student in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley schools has the supplies they need to start the school year off right.

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

Seeking volunteers to…

  • 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!  Click here to sign up to volunteer!

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
  • Over 11,000 in 2018!

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