Say It With Crayons is family passion project. The company ignites children's creativity and imagination while helping to save the environment. They take unwanted, discarded and broken crayons to a better place, where they will be recycled into new fun shapes for kids to enjoy.
Crayons are collected from restaurants, schools, organizations and 'homes' across the GTA. This "recycling" project prevents more than 120,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills. Colours that are not used in their recycling process are donated to vulnerable children in the community. Say It With Crayons has partnered with Sick Kids, and more recently with Birthday Angel, to bring the happiness of birthday parties to kids in shelters.
What makes this arts organization so unique is that they give back with a purpose ― protecting mother earth while doing something that is creative, fun and educational. Each crayon is an open invitation for the child using it to dream and think differently.
Says founder Fabienne Roustom: "It is inspiring that our project is a collective effort. We all, and by all I mean schools, restaurants, individuals, and the community, can donate used crayons so our company can re-purpose them and give them another life, instead of them going to the landfill. Your old crayons DONATION matters to help us spread happiness among children."
You can also support this small business by shopping local on their Etsy online shop. You'll find a wide range of fun crayons, birthday and holiday gift ideas, affirmation crayons, and more! Delivery is Free in the Greater Toronto Area. The company also accepts custom and corporate orders. Or, consider donating your used crayons...
Visit them at www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SayItWithCrayons.