Dad in San Francisco Uses Leftover Crayons To Make New Ones For Children At Hospitals.

To rescue old, used crayons, a dad from San Francisco, Bryan Ware, has created a new way to reuse those crayons, thrown away by restaurants and schools.  He melts them down and creates new ones to be used for children at hospitals.

In 2011, he was celebrating his birthday in a restaurant with his two sons when a waitress came and brought crayons to the table.  He immediately wondered where those crayons go after being used. He found out that they simply get thrown out!  This prompted him to begin a new, Crayon Initiative, which takes those discarded crayons, remakes them and then delivers them throughout California.

Restaurants and schools throw away up to 75,000 pounds of crayons every year.

Dad, Bryan Ware would rather reuse them so, he melts them down.

He pours them into his own, special molds.

This makes 96 new crayons each time.

This makes crayons which are thicker and easier to grasp for kids with special needs.

These re-created crayons are delivered to hospitals throughout California.

More than 2,000 boxes have already been delivered

 “If these crayons give them an escape from that hospital room for ten minutes, we did our job,” said Bryan Ware