Our Educator Resources
Free resources include classroom idea sheets, teacher tip sheets, and at-home learning activities. Low-cost resources such as STEAM project kits and workshops are available in our store and online.
The RAFT Store and Online Shop
Our 33,412 square foot San Jose facility is unique in the Bay Area. Known as the “Costco” of educator supplies you can purchase low-cost supplies and use our creative workroom with a large collection of die-cuts, laminators, 3-D printers, and more.
Ways to Get Involved
You can donate money, materials, and volunteer. We welcome corporate teams: RAFT partners with over 200 companies that have donated materials and helped build kits and other resources.
What Our Members Are Saying
”I’m beyond thankful for RAFT, they’ve given me access to low-cost supplies and training. A lot of my students don’t have many opportunities for STEAM education. With RAFT’s help, I’m able to provide engaging materials for my students.”
Mandi Cline, Ruby Bridges
“This has given me the resources and materials to make my classroom and curriculum, that I want and dream about, a reality.”
“You've made my teaching career happier, easier, more creative, and more effective. Thank you! This is my 35th year of teaching, and, in large part due to you, I'm still enjoying it. My kids and I thank you!”
“I work in a play-based preschool with a strong science emphasis. Materials at RAFT allow me unique options for process art, loose parts, sensory bins, and I have used many kits to teach math and science concepts. I love that we are upcycling materials.”
“I am the textbook admin for our high school and manage office supplies for our 100+ teachers. RAFT helps me greatly! It allows me to get a lot more supplies with my budget to support our staff. I love that RAFT keeps things out of landfills and helps recycle. Awesome!”
“RAFT is a breath of fresh air for teachers like me who are overwhelmed with social media DYI videos. In this age of consumerism, it is heartening to see that there are some who believe in upcycling and teaching students to be creative with used goods.”
“I work with mostly very financially-disadvantaged clients, and the materials are important to the counseling but not included in the budget of what the school districts are willing to pay for counseling. Therefore, the materials and green room equipment at RAFT are a gift to me.”
“I have held various teaching positions over the last thirty years and have found RAFT very helpful in my professional development and enhanced student experience.”
The Difference We're Making
Your Support Helps Educators
We provide recycled and low-cost STEAM learning materials, makerspace support, and professional development workshops for over 8,000 educators and their 150,000 students in the Bay Area and nationwide.