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Old Crayons Melted, Recycled And Redesigned For Children In Hospitals
By Yap Yen, 03 Sep 2015
Have you ever wondered what happens to the crayons in restaurants once they are used?
Father of two, Bryan Ware, found out that all the crayons from restaurants were eventually thrown away, even if they were unused.
This spurred him on to found The Crayon Initiative, a non-profit organization that donates recycled crayons to children in hospitals.
Since its launch in 2013, the organization has donated over 2,000 boxes of crayons to hospitals all over California. This month, they are making their first ever out-of-state donation to a hospital in New York City.
It is not just a simple process of repackaging. The team collects unwanted crayons, separates the crayons by color and melts them down into a liquid wax before pouring them into custom molds that produces larger, triangular crayons designed specifically for children with special needs.
Visit their website to find out more about their good work.
[via Elite Daily, images via The Crayon Initiative]
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