Rotarians and the bus will be located outside of Office Depot, 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon Rd. and Chapel Hill Blvd.), on August 18, and donors are asked to bring with them school supplies, to help fill the bus.
Thank you, Durham! We had a very successful supplies drive to help support Durham Public School teachers and students.
Results: Over 90 Durham-area organizations contributed over $20,000 in school supplies and about $7,000 in cash as part of this record-breaking summer drive.
Crayons2Calculators aims to serve the educational and creative needs of students in the Durham Public School system by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers. Supplies help teachers be more effective and efficient in their quest to educate the next generation. Teachers report that they spend on average between $500 to $1000 out of their own pockets to supply their classrooms each year and 75% say that a lack of supplies hinders their ability to implement their desired lessons.
Durham, N.C. classrooms are under-equipped. Durham is a city grappling with poverty and inequality. Sixty percent of students in the Durham Public Schools qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch, which means they live at or near the poverty level. Teachers often depend on parents to bring in supplies, but in a high poverty school, parents are struggling to make ends meet and cannot help. Teachers simply do not have the tools they need to do their difficult job.
The C2C Solution
C2C believes education is society’s most important public investment. A first-class education prepares Durham students to be the next generation of active citizens, good parents, and community leaders. To ensure that all Durham students have equal access to educational resources, Crayons2Calculators operates a warehouse that provides school supplies to Durham teachers for free.
How C2C Does It
Through its storefront warehouse and special giveaway events, C2C directs supplies straight to Durham teachers. C2C operates a warehouse in Durham that opens for supply giveaway events. Teachers are invited and come to “shop” for supplies. In this way, C2C advocates for strong public schools and makes teachers feel appreciated by showing visible public support. C2C runs two main programs – Monthly Shopping and Giveaway Events. Monthly shoppers are invited to come into the warehouse once a month to pick out approximately $50 worth of supplies. At Giveaway events, teachers from Durham schools are invited once or twice a year to come and choose about $100 of supplies they need for their classes.
- The Fill that Bus! campaign will accept donations of cash and school supplies from July 16 to August 18.
- On August 18, a yellow school bus will be located outside the Office Depot, 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon Rd. and Chapel Hill Blvd.), and donors are asked to bring with them school supplies, to help fill the bus.
- In addition, donors may also drop off supplies during normal business hours at any of the collection locations (see, Partners) listed below.
- Financial donations can also be made at the collection points or online on the Crayons2Calculators web page and click Donate. Checks should be made out to Crayons2Calculators. Financial contributions will be used to purchase additional supplies as needed.
- Volunteers from Rotary clubs in Durham will be on board the bus to fill it with school supplies as they arrive.
- Individuals are encouraged to drop off school supplies, and businesses and organizations are encouraged to host their own drives.
10 Most Needed Items
- Crayons (boxes)
- Glue – Bottles
- Glue Sticks
- Index cards
- Markers (boxes)
- Pencils (packs)
- Spiral Notebooks
Other items: Calculators, Colored pencils (boxes), Composition Books, Construction paper, Copy paper – reams, Erasers, Hand Sanitizer, Highlighters, Loose Leaf Paper (packs), Pencil sharpeners, Pens (packs), Post-it notes, Supply boxes, and Tissues.
Durham Technical Community College – 1637 Lawson Street, Durham, NC 27703
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University – 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC, 27705
Alliance Architecture – 204 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701
Fidelity Bank – 3016 Shannon Road, Durham, NC 27707
Cleggs Termite & Pest Control – 2401 Reichard St., Durham, NC 27705
The Kitchen Specialist – 3407 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707
Durham Chamber of Commerce – 300 W. Morgan Street, Suite 1400, Durham, NC 27701
Durham Magazine – 714 Ninth St. Suite 207-A, Durham, NC 27705
- Allen Building Lobby
- Bryan Center Lobby
- Lilly Library Service Desk
- Perkins Administration Office
- Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, South Side
Hedrick, Murray, Bryson, Kennett & Mauch – 3511 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707
Croasdaile Village – 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham, NC 27705
1520 Magnolia Apartments – 1101 Exchange Place, Durham, NC 27713
501 Realty – 4-B Consultant Place, Durham, NC 27707
Stearns Financial – 1450 Raleigh Road, Suite 105, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
American Red Cross – 4737 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau – 101 E Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701
Duke Corporate Education – 310 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701
McPherson, Rocomora, Nicholson & Nordgren – 3211 Shannon Road, Suite 620, Durham, NC 27707
- 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701
- 807 E. Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 – Department of Community Development
Caring House – 2625 Pickett Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Joe’s Diner – 2100 Angier Avenue, Durham, NC 27703
- 921 Holloway Street, Durham, NC
- 5285 North Roxboro Road, Durham, NC
- #8 Consultant Place, Durham, NC
- 3022-B Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC
- 516 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC
- 505 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, N.C. 27701
Hutchings & Hutchings – 3620 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707
Investors Trust Company – 121 N. Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- 218 Morgan St., Durham, NC
- 2119 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC
Museum of Life & Science – 433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
- 115 E Carver St, Durham, NC 27701
- 3400 Westgate Dr, Durham, NC 27707
- 405 Main St, Creedmoor, NC 27522
- 237 South Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Walker, Lambe, Rhudy, Costley & Gill – 240 Leigh Farm Road, Suite 100, Durham NC 27707
Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation – 7700 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615
Eaton Corporation – 8609 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615
Watts Baptist Church – 800 Watts Street Durham, NC 27701
Duke University’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs – 700 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
Morgan Creek Capital Management – 301 West Barbee Chapel Road, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
- 504 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC
- 3808 Guess Rd., Durham, NC
- 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, NC
Roadmark Corporation – 320 Muldee Street, Durham, NC 27703
Healing Waters, Healing Hands – 5019 Timberly Drive, Durham, NC 27707
Umstead Pines at Willowhaven Country Club – 253 Country Club Drive, Durham, NC 27712
Crossfit Durham – 410 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701
Wooden Orthodontics – 3925 North Duke Street, Suite 121, Durham, NC 27704
Colony Park Animal Hospital – 3102 Sandy Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27705
PS International – 1414 Raleigh Rd Suite 205, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rick’s Diner – 3710 Shannon Road , Durham, NC 27707
Brent Blaylock, DDS – 3206 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707
Michael Richter, DDS – 3001 Academy Rd, Durham, NC 27707
Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, PA – 905 West Main Street, Suite 21F Brightleaf Square, Durham, NC 27701
Empower Personal Training – 3211 Shannon Road #105, Durham, NC 27707
James A. Hoke, DDS – 3709 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707
Office Depot #122 – 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
Durham Convention Center – 301 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
Wells Fargo Advisors – 3100 Tower Blvd, University Tower, Suite 1500, Durham, NC 27707
Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership – 110 Swift Avenue, Durham, NC 27705
- 4004 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, NC 27704
- 120 William Penn Plaza, Durham, NC 27704
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – 1830 Chapel Hill Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Smith Breeden – 280 South Mangum Street, Suite 301, Durham, NC 27701
Duke Faculty Club – 10 Faculty Club Drive Durham, NC 27708
Piper’s Deli – 3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707
Hollow Rock Swim and Racquet Club – 5100 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27707
Sheer Bliss – 4015 University Drive, Suite F, Durham, NC 27707
Not Just Paper – 1010 W. Main Street, Durham, N C 27701
Gymboree Play & Music – 3515 Witherspoon Blvd., Durham, NC 27707
Parker & Otis – 112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701
Duke University Real Estate – Bay 9, American Tobacco Campus, Suite 950, Durham, NC 27701
Cozy – 770 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705
Locopops – 2604A Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705
First Presbyterian Church – 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701
Durham Arts Council – 120 Morris Street Durham, NC 27701
Kramden Institute, Inc. – 4915 Prospectus Drive, Suite J, Durham, NC 27713
The Play House Toy Store – 702 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705
Elmo’s Diner – 776 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705
Durham Regional Association of REALTORS – 4236 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707
Duke University Press – 905 W Main St # 19, Durham, NC 27701
Merrill Lynch – Southcourt Building, 3211 Shannon Road, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27707
Guglhupf Cafe, Bakery & Patisserie – 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707
The Forest at Duke – 2701 Pickett Road., Durham, NC 27705
Liquidia Technologies – Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
For more information:
Call or email Joyce McKinney – President, Southwest Durham Rotary Club; Phone: 919-308-2176; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download the campaign flyer.
About Rotary International
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs have been serving communities worldwide for more than a century.
Southwest Durham Rotary Club – Meets Thursdays at Hope Valley Country Club – 12:30 PM
Durham Rotary Club – Meets Mondays at the Durham Convention Center – 12:30 PM
North Durham Rotary Club – Meets Tuesdays at Parizade Cafe – 12:30 PM
Durham Sunrise Rotary Club – Meets Thursdays at the Millennium Hotel – 7:00 AM
Crayons2Calculators (C2C) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to serve the educational and creative needs of Durham students. C2C believes that a first-class education prepares students to be the next generation of active citizens, good parents, and community leaders. To ensure that all Durham students have equal access to educational resources, Crayons2Calculators operates a warehouse store that provides school supplies to Durham teachers for free.