“Crayons to Calculators” Mitzvah Project

The Boulder Jewish Community is once again joining together for the community-wide mitzvah project “Crayons to Calculators” school supply drive.

With the high costs of school supplies, purchasing supplies presents challenges to many economically disadvantaged families in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain school districts. The goal of this project is to increase community support of children in need and ensure that all students start school with the supplies they need to succeed. For the 2011-12 school year, the program will fulfill the needs of nearly 8,000 students!

We Need You!

In last year’s Corporate Challenge, the Jewish community purchased and stuffed over 200 backpacks to win an Honorable Mention. Our goal is help even more students this year!

Through the generosity of the 18 Pomegranates Foundation and the Oreg Foundation, we are once again able to purchase backpacks! We are asking for your help in filling these backpacks with supplies, or purchasing a non-gender specific backpack and/or supplies. To see the list of supplies needed, click here.

If you don’t have time to shop, please consider a donation and we’ll shop for you! Please send a tax-deductible check to: Crayons to Calculators project, c/o Boulder JCC, 3800 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301. (Checks should be made payable to Boulder JCC and marked for Crayons to Calculators in the memo).

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

We need your help stuffing the packs! The Boulder JCC will be hosting a stuffing party and ice cream social on Tuesday, August 2 from 5 – 6:30 pm at the Boulder JCC. We’ll stuff the packs while enjoying some delicious Glacier ice cream (Kosher ice cream will also be available).

Can’t Make it to the Party?

If you can’t make it to the ice cream party the following drop off sites are accepting backpacks and supplies between July 21 and August 1:

Boulder Jewish Community Center
3800 Kalmia Ave
Boulder, CO 80301

Chabad of Longmont
195 South Main St. Suite #4
Longmont, CO 80501

Congregation Har Hashem
3950 Baseline Road, Boulder
CO 80303-2502
Drop off in South or Main Buildings

Congregation Bonai Shalom
1527 Cherryvale Road Boulder, CO 80303
Drop off in Main Building

University of Colorado Boulder
Program in Judaic Studies

University Club Suite A-3

Tuv Ha’Aretz
Drop off at CSA Pickup

Thank You!

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our Jewish community sponsors which include:

  • 18 Pomegranates Foundation
  • Oreg Foundation
  • Boulder JCC
  • Chabad of Longmont
  • Boulder Jewish News
  • Congregation Beth Ami
  • Congregation Har HaShem
  • Congregation Bonai Shalom
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Tuv Ha’Aretz
  • Kehillat Aish Kodesh
  • Glacier Ice Cream

Every child deserves to start the school year off on the right foot; with a new backpack and the proper school supplies. Thanks to Crayons to Calculators and the Boulder Jewish Community, we can make this happen.

For additional information please contact: Shari Blake Schnee at shari@boulderjcc.org or 303-998-1900, ext. 106.

About Jayme Zerivitz

Jayme is the Communications and Marketing Director at the Boulder JCC. She holds a BA in Communication from Tulane University. She is also a mom of two girls who loves living in Boulder.

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