Recycle crayons, mint tins to help school children


The Tools for Schools project accepts old and broken pieces of crayons. This volunteer project is part of the SCARCE program, which stands for School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. The mission of SCARCE is an important one, with an educational element for kids of all ages:

To inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth’s natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.

No matter if or when we have children in the house, we all seem to end up with multiple old crayons taking up drawer space, many of which are all broken.  What can you do with old, broken crayons?  Help keep “common crayons” out of the clutter pile, out of the landfill, and into the hands of people who can use them for a good purpose!   At SCARCE, they have dedicated volunteers, often students, who melt down broken crayons and form them into “super crayons” for use by children with special needs; they also accept your old mint tins, which are then used for crayon storage, as they are the perfect size to fit 12 crayons.  “Gently Used” crayons are repackaged into candy boxes or mint tins and donated to underprivileged school children.

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3 Responses to Recycle crayons, mint tins to help school children

  1. Sandy says:

    I really wish that more people would think and value how important it is to teach our kids the meaning of recycling– I mean the impact it has on saving the environment and that it should be everyone’s responsibility.

  2. recycle says:

    This will literally help a lot of children in some schools especially pre-schoolers (

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