Real Furniture for Virtual Classrooms
University Donates AV Carts to RAFT, a Non-profit Helping Educators
A large university in the San Francisco Bay Area had an inventory of special AV carts that were no longer needed. They contacted Furniture Reuse Solutions (FRS) for a sustainable way to redeploy these items in the community and divert them from the landfill. FRS reached out to RAFT (Resource Area For Teachers) who accepted them for resale in their San Jose Educator Store.
Nor-Cal Moving Services efficiently packed a truck full of carts at the campus site and delivered them to the Educator Store 15 minutes later. RAFT was pleased to receive this gift as the items will help both students and teachers who, due to COVID, are currently working in a virtual learning environment. With adjustable shelves and pre-wired for multimedia, the carts can flexibly accommodate monitors, keyboards, cameras, laptops, and more.
“This donation will support our membership community with solutions to distance learning, providing a compact workspace that is conducive to technology (with spots for a keyboard and monitor). The fact that it was on wheels will help with mobility and allow some flexibility in smaller homes with limited space. “, says Shreeyeh Rajan, Marketing & Communications Specialist at RAFT.
Founded in 1994, RAFT is a nonprofit providing educators with engaging hands-on learning resources aligned to national content standards. RAFT developed a sustainable model by innovatively repurposing donated surplus materials into activities tied to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Over the years, RAFT has enabled thousands of Pre K-12 educators to effectively implement hands-on learning techniques that improve STEAM education.