Akron Children's Volunteer Services is conducting its "Krayons for Kids" crayon collection drive for patients in recognitition of National Crayon Day March 31.

The collection event begins March 17 and runs through March 31.

"Crayons are a classic arts and crafts tool that our patients make great use of during their hospital stays," said Vicki Parisi, director of Volunteer Services. "There is also often therapeutic value to the artwork they create."

New crayons can be dropped off at collection boxes located by visitor desks on both Akron and Mahoning Valley hospital campuses.

If it can't be donated in person, folks can purchase crayons from the hospital's Amazon Wishlist.

Here is a wish list for operations in the Mahoning Valley.