GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Dozens of volunteers from CS AAA insurance spent today repurposing thousands of crayons that will get distributed to Valley children's hospitals.
The brands of crayons were sorted, melted and then distributed to kids and local children's hospitals. Volunteers says this means so much to the children because they love to be able to do art.
Volunteers showed Fox 10 Phoenix how when the crayons heat up to a certain heat, the wrapped fall right off and then they go into a specific mold. They then get scraped and the new crayons come out.
PCH has been receiving shipments for about a year now.
THE CRAYON INITIATIVE: thousands of ugly, broken, disfigured crayons have been collected, sorted, melted, and repurposed into NEW crayons for kids in local hospitals! Check out the final step.... @FOX10Phoenix #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/bttELsszY5— Marcy Jones Fox 10 (@MarcyJonesFox10) March 7, 2018
THE CRAYON INITIATIVE 🖍— Marcy Jones Fox 10 (@MarcyJonesFox10) March 7, 2018
Volunteers from AAA are giving crayons a second life by repurposing them for kids in local hospitals! It’s all apart of @ShareYourColors!
@PhxChildrens has been receiving them for about a year now! @FOX10Phoenix #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/sRmR7MKd8p
VIDEO: FOX 10's Marcy Jones has the story.