Fill That Bus! is a community-wide supply drive to help stock the shelves at Crayons2Calculators (C2C) with basic school supplies. Begun by Durham Rotary clubs, Fill That Bus! brings in more than $100,000 in school supplies each summer and is a critical part of our mission to serve the educational and creative needs of students in Durham Public Schools by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers.
As our community grapples with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Crayons2Calculators are doing everything we can to continue meeting the needs of the students we serve, while prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and volunteers as well as the citizens of our community. The coming school year promises to be filled with new challenges, and our students sincerely need your continued support.
To help us meet these goals, we are asking our volunteers and donors to please consider making a financial donation in lieu of our usual supply drive. To practice safe social distancing, we will not be passing out collection bins or hosting a drop-off event with our school buses in 2020. Instead, your generous financial gift will enable us to purchase the supplies our teachers and students need the most.
The giving levels noted here are provided as suggestions for some of our most in-demand supplies, but we are grateful for any contribution you wish to make, and we look forward to seeing you all in person again very soon!
-The Crayons2Calculators Team