The Honors Mentoring Program Presents: Cradles to Crayons Drive

With the start of a new school year just passing, many of us likely have extra school supplies lying around. Why not put this unused supplies to use by donating it to a great cause? The BSU Honors Mentoring Program is partnering with Cradles to Crayons to collect new and gently-used books and children’s items. Cradles to Crayons is a wonderful organization that provides children from birth through age twelve with essential items that will help them grow and develop in all areas. All children who benefit from Cradles to Crayons are living in homeless or low-income situations and are given the necessities they need free of charge. The mission of the organization is to help all children “thrive – at home, at school, and at play.”

The Honors Mentoring Program kicked off the drive on September 1st by holding the “Cultivating Engaged Citizen Scholars” Welcome Week Institute. During this time new honors students were able to meet and get to know their mentors while decorating donation boxes for the book/supply drive. Between the two sessions 60 people participated and made the event a great success, not only by decorating collection boxes to disperse throughout the campus, but by also bringing in a great deal of donations!

You can help by donating books or new school supplies to one of the many donation boxes spread out around campus! Boxes are located in the Honors Center, Art Building, Tillinghast Hall 340, Conant 431, and Hart 315. Books needed include board books, picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, young adult books, foreign language books, and baby books ages 0-2. Please no family, religious, or holiday books. School supplies being requested include markers, pencils, folders, notebooks, and activity and coloring books. Donations will be accepted now thru September 30th.

Donate today to help a child in need have the fundamentals for success!

To learn more about Cradles to Crayons, visit their website at

-K. A.

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