SPOKANE, Wash. – Two local families are turning broken crayons into meals for the homeless. They aren’t serving them: they’re creatively giving the crayons new life in a project to raise money for the Union Gospel Mission.
It was one of their kid’s ideas: he read about someone melting down broken crayons to form new crayons to raise money for a cause in another country. So his parents encouraged him and learned the process.
Now two cousins and each of their families: eight kids altogether, ages two to 10, are joining together to form Colors of Hope Spokane.
They all have a heart for the homeless, so they’re collecting broken crayons anywhere they can find them. The kids are learning through some patience, planning and hard work, they can make a product while making a difference.
Colors of Hope Spokane plans to have a booth at the Garland Street Fair this July. Their goal is to collect, recycle and resell enough crayons to serve 5,000 meals at the Union Gospel Mission.