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2021 Christmas Sale – Finish the Year Strong!

November 30, 2021

Excited for the holiday season? Get your holiday decor and gifts early on at RAFT during our Christmas Sale from now till December 23rd. We have a great selection of holiday items at affordable prices.  Save BIG on your christmas decorations with 75% off on all of our christmas decor.  Last-minute shopping for gifts for…

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It’s Time to Tinker, Thanks to RAFT’s New STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service!

November 27, 2021

We at RAFT are proud to launch our new STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service! Becoming a subscriber means you get a selection of our quality STEAM learning kits every month, all at an affordable price! We hope that this service will continue our mission of making hands-on STEAM learning even more accessible, so become a…

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RAFT’s Commitment to Responsible and Affordable Hands-on STEAM Learning

November 16, 2021

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math. When we hear these words, it’s easy to picture students in a classroom, scientists in white coats huddled together in a lab, or an engineer hunched over a drawing board. And that’s totally understandable! After hearing so much about STEAM education programs and the need to prepare our students…

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Thank you, StopWaste!

November 15, 2021

It’s our mission at RAFT to make STEAM learning more accessible and effective through our various programs – from our Store, to Maker Mobile to our Project kits and activities. And, as we carry out this mission, we do our best to stay committed to environmental sustainability. For that reason, we are incredibly thankful to…

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Leadership Change Announcement

Mar 27, 2019 |

March 27, 2019 — The Board of Directors of Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) today announced RAFT’s CEO, Sarah Slavin, has left RAFT. Since joining RAFT in December 2017, Sarah has led RAFT in fulfilling its mission of helping educators to transform a child’s…

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Holiday Shutdown – December 25th – January 1st

Dec 27, 2018 |

RAFT will be observing the following hours for our Holiday Break. RAFT San Jose: RAFT San Jose will be closed beginning Tuesday, December 24 and will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd. RAFT Redwood City: RAFT Redwood City will be closed beginning Friday, December 21 and will re-open Wednesday, January 9th. Happy…

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Redwood City Store Closed – Saturday, December 15

Dec 15, 2018 |

RAFT has been informed by our partners at the San Mateo County Office of Education there will be an unexpected closure of the building for construction purposes on Saturday 12/15. Therefore,our Redwood City Retail Store at 101 Twin Dolphin Drive will be closed this Saturday 12/15. RAFT Redwood…

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RAFT Warehouse Liquidation Sale this Saturday, October 27

Oct 26, 2018 |

RAFT is having a Warehouse Liquidation Sale at our San Jose location this Saturday, October 27, 2018! Plenty of great items for sale, including furniture and storage solutions not normally available at our stores. These items won’t last long, so come get them while…

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Redwood City Store Closed Saturday, October 13

Oct 11, 2018 |

Please note, our Redwood City Retail Store at 101 Twin Dolphin Drive is located within the county office. Due to the building closure for furnace and roofing work, RAFT will be closed Saturday, Oct 13 and will re-open per normal hours on Wednesday, 10/17.

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Redwood City Store Closed 8/22-8/25

Aug 22, 2018 |

Please note, our Redwood City Location will be closed Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday August 22nd, 23rd and 25th in order to support our San Jose store through staffing challenges.  We will re-open per our normal schedule on Wednesday, 8/28.  We apologize for any inconvenience…

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