By investing in RAFT you are helping to support hands-on STEAM learning.
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We transform materials diverted from landfill into engaging activities.
Our work would not be possible without our volunteers donating their time.
The Difference We’re Making
“My students get excited when they hear I have been to RAFT because they know they will be playing some more new games. Our class loves the math manipulative growing kits. All of the fun helps our class learn with fun items from RAFT.”
Miriam Von Rasefeld
“I like to turn other nonprofits and teachers on to RAFT as it is still a great resource. I have spoken with retired educators who say they wish they would have used RAFT when they were teachers.”
“RAFT classes have really expanded my confidence trying new things, especially in science, with kindergartners and transitional kindergarten.”
“With the help of RAFT supplies, I have created an amazing makerspace that has given my students the opportunities to create whatever they can imagine. It has also inspired my entire school to have spaces and STEAM centers of their own.”
“I visit RAFT at least twice a year for materials and ideas. Before the start of school and leading up to the science fair. I also watch for workshops. I usually go with a teacher friend and have a great time exploring. I feel empowered by access to a vast supply of resources. My classroom is always well stocked with maker materials!”
Yari Ojeda Sandel
“The RAFT STEAM kits are a wonderful resource. They are easy to use and students love the hands-on-science. I am looking forward to using more STEAM kits from RAFT.”
“Engineering projects are more doable when I can buy random supplies for kids to build with. I feel way better about buying the bulk items I need when I know they are recycled materials. And some of the kits really align with the new science standards and really helped me improve my units.”
“The RAFT STEAM Project kits help simplify the lesson plan for specific concepts in math and science. This makes it so much easier to pull together the materials, lead the activity, and saves time overall.”
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.