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Trash For Teaching

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 597

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Education, Environment

Address:

12815 S. Western Ave. Gardena CA 90249 USA

Mission:

Our mission is education and environmentalism through creative reuse. By diverting manufacturer surplus from landfills and making these materials readily available to schools and teachers, we help reduce waste while providing educational tools to teachers.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I was seeking to donate surplus of an unused item and was directed towards T4T by a member from RAFT. Upon sending them an email, they responded immediately and they were very nice. We managed to work out a pick up of the items despite my location being in Orange County and theirs in LA. It was a pleasure to help out such an awesome cause. My favorite part: Kathy Petesch invited me to go to an art gallery opening that would showcase how they had used the products that I had donated! It is not very often that an organization will get back in touch with you to show you how your generosity has helped make a difference in the lives of others. And for that, T4T will always have my support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how they were able to construct something of beauty from something that would have just went to a landfill. Now that is teaching children to use the tools they do have into things of use or beauty.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I really had a great time helping T4T. Steve and Kathy, the organization's operators are really passionate about Trash for Teaching, and it shows. Always so much going on and the kids absolutely love it!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I love that when I help, I'm helping two wonderful causes: the environment and education.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save literally tons of trash from going to the landfill and inspire thousands of children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I arrived 10 minutes before closing and got so excited with the materials that I couldn't finish in that time so they gave me a half hour more to choose stuff. My imagination went crazy thinking about what we could make with the tubes and lids and mylar and bows. We ended up making a bank that looks like a pregnant woman so our participants can save for their baby's future. It turned out very cute!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bags made of recycled plastic because the paper bags can break with all the stuff

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing all the trash that can be treasures in an art project.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

gather more trash, offer it even cheaper, provide more recycled materials to schools and other art organizations and families. and at the same time, save the world from dumping more into the landfills and contaminating our world.

Ways to make it better...

i had arrived even earlier.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

probably a place to put all the trash

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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