Admission: Free, With Crayons

Crayon Collection to Host a Back-to-School Bash at Palisades Village

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

Community members are encouraged to bring their crayons to Palisades Village on Sunday, September 8, to celebrate a Back-to-School Bash with Palisadian-founded Crayon Collection.

The nonprofit, created by Highlands resident Sheila Morovati in 2009, collects crayons that would otherwise be disposed of after one use at restaurants to get them into the hands of teachers in need of supplies.

“They must bring crayons in lieu of a ticket,” Morovati explained ahead of the event.

The celebration will support Title 1 schools through Los Angeles Unified School District as well as Head Start Centers. 

There will be several stations for community members to get involved, including packing and sorting crayons, as well as writing notes of kindness.

Chudney Ross—Diana Ross’ daughter—is slated to do a storytime with “The Day the Crayons Quit.” There will also be a fruit stand and compost bin, plus bars from This Bar Saves Lives and JUST water.

The day includes a raffle giveaway, with a chance to win over $3,000 in gift cards from tenants in Palisades Village.

“We hope the community that helped get us here will have a chance to celebrate,” Morovati shared.

The bash will take place in The Park from 12 to 3 p.m.