Crayons2Calculators

Pamela Barnes compares rubber band quantities to a list of supplies at Crayons2Calculators in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. Crayons2Calculators is able to route supplies directly to students by distributing them with school lunch programs.
Barbara Parker counts crayons at Crayons2Calculators in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. With the move toward virtual learning, supply needs have changed – filler paper and binders are less needed since more work is done on computers, while copy paper is in much greater demand.
Sarah Brown stacks colored pencils at Crayons2Calculators in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. Volunteers are verifying the supplies left over from the previous school year in order to be prepared for new items coming in.
Joel Tanner tests a calculator while participating in a volunteer shift at Crayons2Calculators in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. Crayons2Calculators has served the educational community in Durham since 2006 – it is one of only three such sites in the State of North Carolina.
Student volunteer Joel Tanner, right, helps Pamela Barnes find a specific product on an inventory sheet at Crayons2Calculators in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. Last year C2C distributed 250K in supplies to 804 teachers in 47 different schools.
Volunteers inventory school supplies at Crayons2Calculators in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. While it is uncertain if or when schools will open, Crayons2Calculators will continue to provide basic school supplies to students under quarantine, as well as to teachers for potential classroom use.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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