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May 5, 2011

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May 5, 2011

Each year I budget for items to supply my small school nurse office. In recent years the schools budget is frozen mid year. Thanks to Ruths, I have been able to obtain needed items to keep my busy "clinic" running without missing a beat. Ruths appeals to the Yankee in me as well, and is a great example of practicing what we teach in school. Our students are very observant and are learning what they live, when they see a delighted teacher or their school nurse return with useful items for the classroom.

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I have obtained supplies that I have been able to use in care and treatment of my students. It was a pleasant surprise to find items related to healthcare at Ruths.

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

Increase hours or offer branch RUTH's stores around the state.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Accepting items from big companies and making the items available to education. Seems so logical, but no one has done it as well as Ruth!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

Ruth's does an amazing job collecting materials that teachers can use across the curriculum and the school day. I've picked up everything from pencils and paper clips to a clock, stapler, fancy paper and a filing cabinet. Volunteers are friendly and helpful. You save our school a ton of money every year and I'm having trouble picturing what we'd do without you!

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

I can spend more of my classroom budget on books instead of on office supplies.

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

You are doing a great job!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Our PTO funded our school's membership.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I plan ahead by getting what I can for the upcoming school year through Ruth's before I have to submit my classroom budget in the spring.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 24, 2011

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April 24, 2011

Ruth's Reusable Resources has provided me with a multitude of materials for use in my classroom....pencils, pens, erasers, paper, a variety of supplies for art project/creative expression, filing cabinets, filing trays, desk trays, games, books, posters, tables, chairs...my primary classroom is a Ruth's Room. I have many materials from Ruth's and use Ruth's as a teaching tool. Through my association with Ruth's, my classes are learning about reducing, reusing, and recycling. The children have the opportunity to give back to Ruth's by doing projects for Ruth. The children know that when they are in the upper grades they will have the opportunity to give back to others by volunteering at Ruth's.

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My classes benefit from the resources Ruth's provides. My school district benefits from the savings provided.

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Changes to Ruths? I would see that she had the funding needed to reach more.

April 23, 2011

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April 23, 2011

Thank goodness for Ruth's! I can't imagine not having a place such as Ruth's. Because of Ruth's my special needs students have access to materials that they would otherwise not. From Ruth's we have received work stations and dividers that allow our students to better focus. Materials from Ruth's have allowed teachers to create games and activities that help strengthen our students fine motor skills as well as increase academic achievement.

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multiple ways. Ruth's is crucial in these times of budget cuts. Because our students with special needs often learn in alternative ways, we need access to materials that allow us to create things that allow us to teach in a not so traditional fashion.

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Ruth's strives to support their teachers in every way possible. I hope more organizations/businesses continue to support Ruth's with frequent donations.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Colleagues

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 22, 2011

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April 22, 2011

My school has been a member at Ruth's for years. I have received countless amounts of supplies; everything from reams of paper to staplers, file folders, and notebooks- even a comfy teacher chair. The notebooks, paper, dividers, pencils and pens have helped me provide resources to my students whose families cannot afford to provide these essentials for them.

The textbook exchange has helped me by providing copies of math books to fill out classroom supplies so that everyone has a book.
I also appreciate the opportunity to donate books no longer being used, so that some other school can benefit.

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Ruth's helps me provide supplies to support my classroom environment of learning.

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

None

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 20, 2011

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April 20, 2011

Ruth's Recycling is a fantastic operation! They are well organized and efficient which makes going there enjoyable. As an Art teacher with 430 students, I have acquired much needed suppiies such as paper, fabric, yarn,markers, frames, clay, paint and chalk. My students are thrilled! Probably the best fun for me is finding odds and ends of unique discarded materials which I challenge myself to be creative with my students. A visit to Ruth's is always a pleasure. Thank you, thank you!

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Very well organized and efficient

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

Have more hours available

April 20, 2011

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April 20, 2011

Ruth's Reusable Resources is FABULOUS!!! Our school has had a membership there for many years and I can't beign to total up that wonderful supplies I have gotten for my classroom- paper, pencils, erasers, markers, paperclips, tape, rulers, notebooks, binders, craft items, books to read, and even chairs and tables. I always come home with a trunk full of things-it's just like Christmas!!! With school supply budgets being cut these days, we feel very fortunate to have a great place like Ruth's to help supply our classrooms needs. Because of Ruth's I have some great supplies to use in my classroom and have spent less of my own money on things I want for my children.

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supplying things for my second grade classroom that we might not have otherwise.

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

extend summer hours especially starting the first of August when teachers are already thinking about classroom needs for the fall.

April 15, 2011

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April 15, 2011

Hello, I have known Ruth since we we're in Jr. High. She is a SHINING example of a person who had a vision and followed it through some challenging times, until it germinated into a very relevant organization. She began with no money; just a sincere hope to improve her community. I am totally impressed with what Ruth and her staff have accomplished in a decade. She has created a novel orginization where everyone wins; the students, the teachers, and the businesses that donate their extra supplies.

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

Seen how many teachers, students it has helped

Ways to make it better...

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

More funding for it to grow

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

April 13, 2011

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April 13, 2011

I was introduced to Ruth several years ago, back when she was originally located in Scarborough. I volunteered in the office helping her with the business aspect of 3R's.

Ruth has an amazing spirit and beautiful heart that has been the passion behind her drive to keep this charity going
strong and blossoming into what it is today. Without Ruth and her organization, and all that she has done for her community, her family, and the school systems, there would be schools struggling even more then they already are and possible cut-backs to be able to continue further education. Not to mentions the financial struggle teachers would also feel in their own wallets as well as their classes that would suffer without these necessary supplies.

If I was still living in Maine, Id be much more involved in her organization. Not only does her company help our future through the students that benefit from what it offers but the future of our planet as well by recycling products that would most likely end up in a landfill. Bravo two-fold! Giving teachers and students what they need to grow by using items that would be tossed aside to poison our planet!

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

meeting a wonderful woman with a beautiful heart.

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

make it a national organization.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

April 13, 2011

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April 13, 2011

Ruths Reusable Resources has provided my classroom with amazing supplies. As an art teacher at a private school with a very limited budget I do not where my program would be without Ruths. The importance of recycling in carried over onto the students because they know how many things come from Ruths.

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my classroom teaching art. Ruth, Mary and the rest of the staff are excellent!

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

I think things are great they way they are!

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