We would like to give a very special: "Thank you" to everyone who came out and gave of their time and talent to help make our 12th year of Project Crayon Drive such a wonderful event. Agents from The Cascade Team were at various locations throughout the Puget Sound throughout the weekend and despite unusually cool temperatures for this time of year we had an amazing turn out. We also had several individuals and groups drop off Crayons here at the main office as well.
Currently we are still counting and have even more deliveries coming in throughout the week from agents spread from Gig Harbor to Seattle, North Bend, Woodinville, Issaquah, Bellevue, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Bothell and more... Early projections are for over 200,000 Crayons collected and possibly we will pass the 242,000 Crayons needed by Children's in a given year. (Officially tally coming next week!)
Project Crayon Drive is a immense undertaking that requires literally months of planning and commitment from our agents, managing brokers, and community partners, but the results and the smiles on the children's faces are simply priceless and beyond worth it. Every year we hear countless stories that touch and move us in ways far beyond any words I will ever write here or can fully express. So from everyone here at The Cascade Team we want to personally thank every person who took a few minutes of their time to pick up a box of Crayons and bring them by one of our drop-off locations. Your efforts will result in thousands of smiles throughout the year!
For the 12th year, The Cascade Team is once again hosting Project Crayon Drive this April! For the young who find themselves at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sometimes the simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors. Yet, something as simple as crayons often goes overlooked. Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, but each child only gets a couple to use.