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BeMobile Verizon partners with Crazy Crayons for 3rd annual crayon drive

Don't throw away crayons.

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FARGO — According to The Crazy Crayons, more than a half-million pounds of crayons are discarded annually throughout the U.S., which equates to roughly 60 million crayons.

Verizon stores will be collecting used and broken crayons for Crazy Crayons to re-manufacture into fun shapes and easy-grip designs.

Crazy Crayons reduces environmental waste by recycling crayons rather than discarding them

The crayons will be distributed to early education schools and day cares all over the world.

Verizon authorized retail store leader Robin Tedrow said their donations are among Crazy Crayons' biggest.

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They are looking to surpass last year's outcome of delivering over 3,000 pounds of crayons, while striving to be a community-driven company.

"Early education centers is the big thing that we're gifting to right now with the crayon drive, so just letting customers know that (...) we're Verizon, but we're more than that. We're giving back to everybody," Tedrow said.

The drive starts May 22. Crayon donations can be brought into any Verizon store until June 9.

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