WATCH: Man on a Mission Reuses Crayons for a Purpose, and It’s Wonderful
Now here is an eco-warrior with a heart of gold. Dad Bryan Ware hated seeing restaurants dump barely-used crayons. He knew that those crayons still had some life in them and could go towards something great. Using that wonderful initiative of his, Ware created The Crayon Initiative! The white crayon might be pointless, but this project certainly isn’t.
By collecting and then melting down old crayons, The Crayon Initiative team makes brand new ones using a machine designed by the talented father himself. What started out as a modest, independent venture now has hundreds of volunteers, all working to donate crayons and separate them by color. The final destination for the new products is the best part: Ware brings assortments of crayons to various children’s hospitals for free. For these kids, coloring is a source of escapism that helps get their minds off their illnesses, as 11-year-old Jaden Hendricks explains in the video. When asked by NBC News what she thinks about while coloring, Jaden simply says, “Nothing. That’s exactly why I color. Your brain is just shut off when you color.” Like the crayons, you’ll melt with happiness after watching this video. Make sure to SHARE it with your friends!