How buying crayons can help children in need

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 9 February 2017

6 mins

ACT For Kids is a charity dedicated to treating and preventing child abuse and neglect. Christian McKechnie created monster-shaped crayons to help raise money to support the charity. He explains why he chose crayons, and the significance of monsters to help raise funds. 

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