"Help Me Color A Rainbow" is a non-profit orginization created by Ella  "The Crayon Girl" Tryon when she was 6 years-old with the purpose of providing Crayons to Children Hospitals throughout the United States

Help Me Color A Rainbow

In July of 2016 Ella was taken to Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital in Cleveland OH for serious medical concerns. While at the hospital Ella wanted to color a Rainbow. Ella and her mom found there was not enough crayons for every child and the ones they did have were worn down. This was very disappointing to Ella, as she was unable to leave her room due to her treatment. Ella told her mother she wished every child could have their own box of crayons. And that is how "Help Me Color A Rainbow" started.

Ella had to return to Rainbows every few months for follow up appointments! On October 24 2016, Ella was able to deliver over 13,000 donated boxes of crayons to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland Ohio.

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope"

” Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned"

Ella's is now 9 years-old and has established a goal for "Help Me Color A Rainbow" to deliver 1000 boxes of crayons to every children's hospital in the United States and 5000 boxes to St. Jude's!!!

Hospital stays for children are often scary and confusing. Ella’s goal is to give a little pleasure and perhaps a welcomed distraction during their time at the hospital. We are asking for donations to help accomplish Ella’s vision of providing every child a box of crayons during their stay at the hospital.

For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, we accept shipments of crayons as well. We ask that they are new crayons and appropriately packaged in their original cartons.

You can send crayons, mail orders or checks to:

Help Me Color A Rainbow

Attn: Ella Tryon

PO Box 1124

Chardon, Ohio 44024

Boxes Donated Since October 2016:






For more information

Rainbow Babies & Children, OH 13,132, Akron Childrens, OH 1,000, St Judes, TN 5,000, Oakland Childrens, CA 1,000, Utah Primary Childrens, UT 1,000, Shriners Erie, PA 1,000, UPCA Childrens, PA 1,000, Cleveland Clinic Childrens, OH 1,000, LA Childrens, CA 1,000 Peyton Manning Childrens, IN 1,000 UC Davis Childrens, CA 1,000 Le Boughner Childrens, TN 1,000 Cincinnati Childrens, OH 1,000 Texas Childrens, TX 1,000 West Palm Beach Childrens, FL 1,000

3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament - 2022

Saturday June 11, 2022



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