CSAA Insurance Group in Walnut Creek donates a mobile crayon recycling trailer to help distribute crayons to children in local hospitals and art therapy programs
CSAA Insurance Group in Walnut Creek donated a new mobile crayon recycling trailer to The Crayon Initiative helping them accomplish its mission of donating newly recycled crayons to children in local hospitals and art therapy programs, enabling the nonprofit to expand its reach and increase the number of crayons delivered to children in need.
The Crayon Initiative, established in 2014, collects discarded crayons, remanufactures them and provides new packs to hospital pediatric wards. Crayons offer hospitalized children a creative outlet for self-expression, which may provide needed psychological support, alleviate feelings of anxiety, and contribute to maintaining a sense of childhood normalcy. The mobile trailer will help The Crayon Initiative bring the crayon recycling process and benefits to more hospitals and organizations in need, including underfunded schools and other charitable organizations.
Pictured: Bryan Ware, founder of The Crayon Initiative (with scissors), was joined by CSAA Insurance Group representatives including (l-r) Vanessa Chan, Theresa Young, Danielle Cagan, Annaliza Constantino, and Jason Willett.