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.