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RUTHS REUSABLE RESOURCES

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment

Location

39 BLUEBERRY RDPORTLAND, ME 04102 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure that all students, from pre-k through high school, have the basic supplies and creative tools for literacy, STEAM, and health education through the environmentally-conscious distribution of donated supplies.

Description

3Rs is in its 27th year of helping Maine schools. 3Rs' main program is a resource center where teachers can pick up supplies for their classrooms at no cost to the individual teacher. We distribute $3 million worth of materials to teachers annually. We also pack several thousand backpacks with new school supplies each August and distribute them to needy students throughout Maine. Our Computer Re-Life program takes in donated computers, laptops and related technology from businesses and makes it available to schools and non-profits for a small handling fee. Finally, after reusing and repurposing as many donation as we can, we recycle to the greatest extent possible, throwing items in the trash only as a last resort.

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