My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Ruths Reusable Resources, Portland, ME, USA
Ruth's is amazing-- I honestly don't know how I could be as effective as a teacher without the materials and resources from Ruth's. Many of my students have organizational issues; many more live below the poverty level, so being able to provide pens, pencils, folders, binders, etc to them enable me to continue with the work of teaching and to ensure that students have the tools they need. Having access to workbooks and textbook materials gives me opportunities to include different activities and bring variety to my lessons.
I'm also the Drama Club director, and we rely heavily on Ruth's for all the materials we need for costumes, props, and sets. I love recycling objects that might otherwise be trash into useful, creative elements in our performances. We certainly couldn't afford to do elaborate plays (we have no budget, only whatever we are able to fundraise) without access to Ruth's.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The creativity it allows me to include in both my classroom and in Drama Club.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Maybe have it open more hours.
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