May
26

Crayons Matter Milestones! Thank YOU!!

by Courtenay Fields and placed under: The Latest
Crayons Matter has celebrated a few inspiring milestones!!

Our second annual Crayons Matter Benefit held just two week ago at the Tyler White O’Brien Art Gallery raised over $21,000 that will allow us to deliver 1200 more backpacks filled with crayons and essential school supplies to Ghana – WE DID IT!  We will also have the opportunity to share 200 plus backpacks with the Newcomers School in Greensboro this fall.

Thank YOU all for joining us for the benefit and for participating in the silent auction that included crayon inspired art work that from artists from North Carolina and all over the country.  Thank you, ARTISTS!!

On May 15th I had the extraordinary opportunity to share the Crayons Matter Story that was sparked by my amazing Lilly Connecting Hearts Abroad Program experiences at the inaugural TEDxLilly Event.  What a humbling, engaging, and inspirational program!!  My generous Lilly colleagues donated 263 boxes of crayons (and counting!)  I am still pinching myself to have had this honor to give a TED talk on caring and CM …together we are making a difference!

Again, I wish to send a special thank you to the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro that selected Crayons Matter as our Children’s International Outreach Project Partner for the 2013-2014 school year.  Through the generous donations that have been collected by our church community, FPC will have provided 54 backpacks to children in Ghana by year end – God continues to bless our mission to ensure that “no child goes without a pack of crayons that they can call their own” through His will, grace, and love!

Thank YOU all for your incredible support and kind generosity to make a difference for children all over the world.

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