Love To Read? #ThankATeacher :)
With Teacher Appreciation Week taking place May 4-8, Meriwest thought it the perfect time to volunteer at a local organization that supports our Teachers - Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) Bay Area.
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. Their products (Activity Kits & Idea Sheets), services (professional development and mentoring) and low-cost teaching supplies enrich and improve the education of over 900,000 young people each year.
To provide kits and materials at low cost, the organization converts commonly found or discarded materials donated from local businesses and the community into hands-on Activity Kits.
Our employee volunteers assisted in assembling approximately 1,600 Survival Kits that will be made available to local educator-members of RAFT. The creativity and thought that goes into the creation of these kits is incredible.
We were honored to be a part of such a fun experience, surrounded by so many that believe in making a difference in education!
For more information about all that RAFT has to offer and how you can help, visit raftbayarea.org.