What happens to restaurant crayons? This dad found out and decided to do something about it.
One person's trash is another person's great idea.
These crayons are a bit larger than what you'd find in a standard pack of Crayolas and for good reason. With the help of an occupational therapist, The Crayon Initiative decided to mold their repurposed crayons thicker than average, making them easier to grip for younger kids and those with special needs. They're also more triangle-like rather than circular.
Since 2013, The Crayon Initiative has helped deliver more than 2,000 boxes of crayons to hospitals across California.
This month, Ware plans to make his first Crayon-Initiative-specific trip out of state when he delivers crayons to a hospital in New York. With the help of some volunteers, The Crayon Initiative aims to donate 10,000 packs by the end of the year!