If you are the parent of a school student, you know that the cost of basic school supplies can total well over $75 per student. That’s a real hardship for many families, and Crayons to Calculators aims to cut that cost and move one step closer to eliminating the achievement gap that persists between low-income students and their higher-income peers.

Crayons to Calculators is asking our help to fill 11,000 backpacks for local pre-school through high school students across the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts.

There are several ways you can help support the Crayons to Calculators drive. You can donate a backpack. Go to the website at crayonstocalculators.org, download the supplies list and go shopping. Or you can volunteer to help stuff backpacks.

Of course, you can also send a personal check to Crayons to Calculators – 721 Front Street, Suite A, Louisville, CO 80027. You will receive a receipt for your tax deductible gift.

There are over 15,000 students from economically challenged families who can use our help. Watch facebook.com/crayonstocalculators for updates.