Crayons to Calculators has announced that, with the help of many local supporters and businessess, they have met and exceeded this year’s goal of providing 11,000 backpacks full of school supplies for students in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley schools.

The final results: 11,300 backpacks filled and delivered to all BVSD and SVVSD schools, ready to empower students for the new school year.

Crayons to Calculators’ goal was met, but there is still great need. There are over 15,000 students from economically challenged families in these districts, and the cost of basic school supplies is well over $75 per student. That’s a real hardship for many families.

You can still send monetary donations, which will be used this school season. To donate, go to CrayonsToCalculators.org.

Thank you to all of those who went the extra mile, gathering supplies, stuffing backpacks and delivering them to schools. You truly made a difference! Watch facebook.com/crayonstocalculators for updates.