Crayon Initiative is a nonprofit organization that takes used crayons from restaurants and children centers to donate them to children’s hospitals. When taken in these crayons are melted to create new crayons that are then packaged holding multiple colors and sent off to different destinations. Children will chronic illnesses growing up in a hospital setting want to paint their nails, go to school or be a superhero just like any other child and simply providing a small toy for them to feel even more like other kids truly impacts their life. We made creative boxes to collect crayons as shown in the image below. By the end of the drive, we collected around three large bags of crayons!
For this International services project, we hosted a crochet cup sleeve fundraiser for the organization Safe Haven. We partnered with the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten - Mid Isle to support a shelter for battered women and children. The shelter lost a whole floor to Hurricane Irma so they are in dire need of donations. This project lasted for one month and we sent all funds to the shelter at the end of the drive/fundraiser.
For this project, the San Ramon Valley Community Interact Club assembled and packaged festive Christmas stockings with a variety of supplies to donate to Ruby's Place, a homeless shelter that provides support for women and their children. These mini survival kits consisted of things such as razors, hair brushes, band-aids, shampoo, etc., and were delivered to the women of Ruby's Place as a Christmas suprise!