RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


1355 Ridder Park DriveSan Jose, CA 95131 United States



Organization Information

Mission Statement

RAFT’s mission is to help educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning.


Our Vision

RAFT’s vision is to inspire the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators, by providing educators with STEAM learning resources.

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.


Would you recommend RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching?
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by Karen M. (December 5, 2016)
Great opportunity to help with packaging, labeling, pricing, sorting the required material provided. We met other people in students in college. It's a great way to give back and help organizations that support teachers! I would recommend for students and parents. I went with my nieces and my husband.
by Ally K. from San Jose, CA (October 25, 2016)
I volunteered several times at the RAFT location in Redwood City and really enjoyed my time there. The staff was friendly and the tasks were great (lots of organizational stuff). A nice environment to be in!
by Ann K. (May 16, 2014)
Great place to volunteer as an individual or as a group. Easy to sign up for a volunteer slot on their online calendar. Lovely to see all the various kits set up for teachers to use, and the different tools used to experience concepts. Love that at the winter holiday time, they allow teachers even more free books to give to their kids as gifts.

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