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The Crayon Initiative

Stanford Children’s Health is proud to support The Crayon Initiative’s mission to provide children with the resources to express their creativity and individuality through the arts.

The Crayon Initiative is a nonprofit organization that takes unwanted crayons and re-manufactures them into new ones and then donates them to children’s hospitals, art programs and other organizations that are invested in our children.

To learn more about The Crayon Initiative, please visit

The Life of a Crayon

Watch the life of crayon - from used to recycled and bringing joy to a patient in need.


Drop Off Your Unwanted Crayons

Our participating locations across the Bay Area allows you to conveniently drop off used crayons at a neighborhood near you.

View participating crayon drop-off locations >