Crayons to Calculators – Fall 2005
Teachers in the Durham Public Schools (DPS) have traditionally spent money out of their own pockets to equip their classrooms and to make sure that their students from impoverished backgrounds have the school supplies they need. A team of Duke students researched and then implemented the idea of providing a warehouse full of such equipment and supplies that are free and easily accessible to new and veteran teachers alike. Crayons 2 Computers became an official nonprofit organization in the Durham community, serving the Triangle. They operate a warehouse in downtown Durham that opens for supply giveaway events. Since its origin, C2C has distributed more than $100,000 in school supplies.