Apr
21

2015 Crayons Matter Benefit: Saturday, April 25th

by Courtenay Fields and placed under: The Latest
Wow!! We are excited to share a sneak peak of the Crayon Art from Kelley Brugh from Charlotte, NC and Susan Tregay from Asheville, NC that will be featured as part of a Silent Crayon Art Auction at the 3rd annual Crayons Matter Benefit that will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 6 to 9pm at the Tyler White O’Brien Gallery in Greensboro, NC.

This art work has been created solely for this event and donated by renowned local and global artists.

A BIG thank you to the kind artists that have graciously shared their one of a kind pieces of art to benefit the Crayons Matter mission!!

Crayons Matter Benefit 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 6pm-9pm
Tyler White O’Brien Art Gallery
307 State Street
Greensboro, NC 

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Oct
16

Crayons Matter Next Benefit: April 25, 2015

by Courtenay Fields and placed under: The Latest
We are thrilled again to partner with the Tyler White O’Brien Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC to host our third annual fundraiser!!

Crayons Matter Benefit 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 6pm
Tyler White O’Brien Art Gallery
Greensboro, NC
Oct
01

Crayons Matter Delivers Backpacks to the Newcomers Schools

by Courtenay Fields and placed under: The Latest
Anna Wall and I were thrilled to deliver 25 more Crayons Matter backpacks filled with crayons, notebooks, colored pencils, pencils, and unique pieces of art created by children in the United States during New Student Orientation at the Newcomers School in Greensboro, NC on September 30th.

We are delighted and honored to partner with the Newcomers School to share backpacks filled with essential school supplies and art work. A special thank you to Angel Katona, Candice Bailey, Emilie Young, Nora Murray, and the entire team at Newcomers/GCS for making this initiative a reality!

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Sep
07

Crayons Matter Local Milestone: Delivery of first backpacks to children at the Newcomers School in Greensboro, NC

by Courtenay Fields and placed under: The Latest
Awesome local milestone! Crayons Matter has delivered our first backpacks to children in the United States! 

Anna Wall and I were thrilled to deliver 25 Crayons Matter backpacks filled with crayons, notebooks, colored pencils, pencils, and unique pieces of art created by children in the United States to the Newcomers School in Greensboro, NC on August 29th. We are scheduled to deliver 25 more backpacks to students during new student orientation at the end of this month.

We are delighted and honored to partner with the Newcomers School to share backpacks filled with essential school supplies and art work with new students. It is a privilege to have established this meaningful partnership, and we are even exploring the opportunity to have students at Newcomers create art work for students at our sponsor schools in Ghana – wonderful chance for children to connect globally through creative thought! We are also engaging in an Art Station Project that will bring additional art supplies to students at Newcomers – more to come! A special thank you to Angel Katona, Candice Bailey, Emilie Young, Nora Murray, and the entire team at Newcomers/GCS for making this partnership a reality!

Thank YOU for your inspiring support of the Crayons Matter mission that allows us to make a difference in the lives of children globally and locally! Your time, energy, and generous resources are making a difference…. 


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Aug
11

Crayons Matter Milestone – Partnering with Walmart

by Courtenay Fields and placed under: The Latest
Wow! Crayons Matter has celebrated yet another milestone by partnering with the incredible leadership team at the Walmart – Greensboro Store #3658 to purchase essential school supplies for the children at our sponsor schools in Ghana and in Greensboro. It is critically important that every dollar donated to Crayons Matters is spent wisely so that we can supply the greatest number of backpacks filled with crayons, colored pencils, yellow #2 pencils, and notebooks to students in need.

A BIG thank you to the Walmart – Greensboro leadership team for their kind and generous support of the Crayons Matter mission: Tommy Hudson, Cecil Sharpe, Anthony Soto, John, Brian, and Taylor. The time and energy that you and your team have put forth to help our group purchase essential school supplies will enable us to share and deliver resources more efficiently to children in need.

Crayons Matter is delighted that we can purchase supplies locally from Walmart and make a difference in grassroots communities both locally and globally.

Coldplay calls it “Magic”, and I tend to call it divine intervention. Each time another meaningful door opens for Crayons Matter, it is huge blessing that we can all engage in a service journey to educate children in Greensboro, Ghana, and other local and global communities by inspiring their imaginations through crayons and basic school supplies.

Thank YOU for continuing to support and encourage the next steps of Crayons Matter. Your contributions do matter! Please have your children CRAFT, CREATE, COLLECT, and SHARE art work for our backpacks – each drawing brings such joy, care, and love to children around the world! 

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Aug
02

Backpack Assembly Day in Greensboro, NC

by Courtenay Fields and placed under: The Latest
What an amazing couple of days for the Crayons Matter mission!  Over 35 volunteers packed 1200 backpacks that have now started their journey to Ghana (at 4pm today!!).  The team also assembled 250 backpacks that will be shared with the children at the Newcomers School in Greensboro, NC this fall.  Wow!!

Thank YOU all for your incredible support, kind generosity, energy, and passion to make a difference for children all over the world.  The donations that YOU have contributed, the art work that YOU have created, the crayons and supplies that YOU donated, and the time that YOU have given all make this service experience possible.

WFMY News will be running a story tonight on Crayons Matter on 11pm news – thanks, Zac! – another humbling and heartwarming milestone for this grassroots initiative.

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