Crayons to Classrooms celebrating five years with a game show

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A local non-profit that’s distributed school supplies to area children for the past five years will begin it’s next venture and host a game show to celebrate its five years of service.

Executive Director of Crayons to Classrooms Steve Rubenstein walks 2 NEWS through a chalk board outlining the progress the organization has made.

“You can see for example, over five million dollars in product distributed, two million in just 2014 alone,” said Rubenstein.

The non-profit has been serving up school supplies to more than 100 Dayton-area high needs schools for five years. At no cost, teachers can shop for classroom materials, many of those materials coming from donations or product drives.

“The average teacher shopping trip when they leave here is a little over $1,100,” said Rubenstein.

To celebrate its five years of giving back, Crayons to Classrooms going back to the chalkboard and hosting its version of “Are Your Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.”

“So it’s going to be a really fun event where we’ll have local adult contestants competing against other adult contestants. There will be students who will be helping adult contestants if they get stuck on an answer,” said Rubenstein.

The game show will serve as a fundraiser. Tickets are $90 per person with every penny going back into the organization. Crayons to Classrooms’ goal is to help stretch teachers’ dollars a little farther and ease the burden of classroom expense.

“We thought what a great linkage back to our mission,” said Rubenstein. “You’re seeing a progression going up that shows the impact we’re making in the community.”

Crayons to Classrooms’ “Are You Smarter than A 5th Grader” game show will be held at Sinclair March 5th at 5:30 p.m.

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