All Aboard the SS RAFT!

RAFT will host our 26th Annual Fundraiser All Aboard the SS RAFT on  Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This virtual event will feature our STEAM Teachers of the Year, RAFT Heroes & Volunteer Award Series, silent auction, Fund-a-Need, and much more. We want to invite you to join us for this special event!

Join our community of philanthropists, corporate supporters, non-profit partners, and educators for an online event celebrating inspiring joy through hands-on learning.

To make a donation ahead of the event, or if you’d like to make a donation in lieu of attending, please click this button.

During the event you will learn about how RAFT has supported educators during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as supporting  educators and students for a new learning environment for the 2020-2021 school year. We are also looking forward to honoring educators who have had a profound impact on their students as well as partners and volunteers who support RAFT and help our work. 

For over 25 years, RAFT has been an integral part of our local educational ecosystem. With the help of our donors and volunteers, we have provided low-cost, engaging learning materials and training to teachers throughout the Bay Area. In 2019, RAFT served over 10,000 educators through our professional development, STEAM Project Kits and hands-on learning materials, which impacted over 150,000 students in the Bay Area. With access to hands-on learning materials and training, teachers can better prepare students for the careers of tomorrow by inspiring critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. 

RAFT believes every educator should be supported in their teaching and that every child should have access to a high-quality, engaging hands-on  learning education. 

Save the date and be part of our event to show your support of our educational community. Your support will ensure we can continue to support our local education community and invest in the next generation of makers, innovators, and problem-solvers. For sponsorship and silent auction opportunities or for any questions about registration, please email