Crayons2CalcThanksLots of hard work went into the Fill-the-Bus success story. The Durham Rotary Club effort was led by Marge Nordstrom and, of course, Past President and current District Governor Newman Aguiar. The note below from Executive Director Julie Morris to President Lois, sums up the impact of the program. 

Dear Lois DeLoatch

On behalf of all the teachers and students we serve, I want to extend our sincere appreciation to our supporters for the generosity and community spirit you showed by participating in the 2015 Fill That Bus drive and helping us surpass our $120K goal. We had to bring in an additional storage unit again this year to store all the donations. Please forgive the delay in getting back to you. We have had to focus on processing the supplies to get the store open for the beginning of the school year. This outpouring of support will enable C2C to expand our programs to serve more teachers and students than ever before.

We began the 2015-16 school year with a special giveaway event for first-year teachers sponsored by the Durham Rotary Clubs.  More than 140 teachers “shopped” during the two-day event and carried home $20,000 worth of supplies!  In the three additional days we were open in August another 130 teachers from the 10 schools that participate in our Monthly Shopping program received $9,500 worth of supplies. I wish you could see their excitement to find the shelves filled with brand new school supplies for their students.

It means so much to teachers to know that the Durham community is committed to supporting their work to help ALL students achieve success. We thank you for demonstrating your caring and concern in such a tangible way.

If you would like to learn more about Crayons2Calculators or come out and visit our warehouse, please contact me. I’d love to give you a firsthand look at what we do.

Warm Regards,


Julie Marshall
Executive Director


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