From pencils, paper and paints to activity kits, lessons and professional development.

RAFT leverages community donations and bulk purchasing to offer a wide range of low-cost materials, hands-on teaching tools, and school supplies at our educator resource centers. Our online resources include content to help in the classroom meeting the needs for a wide variety of subjects, standards and curriculum. What are you looking for today?

Resource Centers

Resource centers are also equipped with the Green Room, a creative workspace providing RAFT members with equipment, ideas, and expert assistance.

What’s in the Green Room?

  • Large collection of Ellison dies
  • Paper cutters
  • Book binding equipment
  • Laminators
  • Button Maker
  • Computer with printer
  • Photocopier

The newest addition to our San Jose resource center is the RAFT Makerspace, equipped with a Universal Laser Systems VLS4.60 Platform.  This laser system is a versatile device that can cut or etch a variety of materials, from plastics and glass to more natural products such as wood, leather, and paper.  Educators must attend a RAFT Laser Cutter Certification Workshop and become certified before using the laser system.

Visit a RAFT Bay Area location to see all that we have to offer!

Food and drink are not permitted in the Green Room or Makerspace.
For safety reasons children under 12 are not allowed in the Green Room at any time.

Professional Development

Learning at RAFT focuses on hands-on teaching techniques that directly support current best practices in education.  Our Professional Development offerings include:

Customized Training

RAFT can help you meet your training goals with tailored one-time and multiple sessions and series covering a variety of topics including STEM.

Workshops

Low-cost training at RAFT locations in STEAM, ECE, & Classroom Skills to meet individual teacher needs and focuses on hands-on teaching techniques that directly support current best practices in education.

 

Shop at One of Our 2 Locations!

Visit our resource centers in San Jose or Redwood City to shop in store!

A RAFT membership is required in order to shop at our resource centers.

No Time to Shop In Store?

No problem.  Check out our online store and get the supplies you need at a price you can manage now.

RAFT San Jose

1355 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131

Shopping Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

No donations accepted at this location.

Phone & Email

General Questions: (408) 451-1420, raft@raft.net
Membership: (408) 213-7216, membership@raft.net
Volunteers: volunteer@raft.net
Workshops: (408) 451-1421
Material Donations: materials@raft.net
Retail: (408) 451-3853

RAFT Redwood City

101 Twin Dolphin Dr
Redwood City, CA 94065

Shopping Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Children under 12 are not allowed in RAFT Redwood City.
No donations accepted at this location.

Phone

(650) 802-5505

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