We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Hi! I'm Kayla Legatt, the founder and CEO of Color for a Cauze. This organization was created when I was 11 years old. It started with me making heart shaped crayons out of old broken crayons and selling them for $1 each with the profit going to various charities. Two of the first charities that benefitted from my crayon sales were National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Eleventh Hour Rescue. Then, I decided to have a Color-A-Thon. This is where I invited people to come and pay $5 to color, listen to music, get their face painted, and enjoy refreshments. 100% of the profit from this Color-A-Thon went to Deborah Heart and Lung Center. I am continuing to sell the heart shaped crayons for $1 each. Additionally, I am bringing these crayons to children in schools and patients in the hospital in the hope to brighten their day. Some of the places I have brought crayons to are Goryeb Children's Hospital, Adath Shalom Nursery School, Camp Yachad, United Way and Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. Heart-shaped crayons were also available at the Garden State Discovery Museum for a limited time. In the summer of 2016 I took Color for a Cauze global by physically donating crayons to Moo Baan Dak Orphange (Katanchanaburi, Thailand). I have been working with third grade classes for two years speaking about passions and getting them motivated on making the world a better place. With their help, Color for a Cauze donated funds to Freedom Guide Dogs to support puppy raisers training new seeing-eye dogs and Eleventh Hour Rescue again. I am continuing to work with young students to teach them about passions and making the world a better place. My goal is to brighten the world one crayon at a time.