* A Few Reminders * No Donations on Friday July 29th due to store renovations.
The 4 Public Store Fabric Sale Aug. 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 6th Fabric by-the-yard $1.00/yd Fabric scraps - stuff a bag $1.00/bag

Learn how You/Your business can help 3R's

Contact Ruth at ruthsreusableresources@gmail.com

For information about sponsoring future 3R's events, projects, "sponsor of the month", and many more opportunities!


Welcome to Ruth's  Reusable Resources



CLOSED for the Summer.

Have a great summer!


Public Store Hours

Tues.     12:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed.     12:00pm - 5:00pm

Thurs.    12:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat.        9:00am - 2:00pm


Items are modestly priced. Located at the entrance of the Teacher Store. Come in and check it out!

3R's needs YOUR help!

Click the link below for donations. Thank You!

Join 3R's


Learn firsthand what a valuable and affordable resource 3R's is to Maine schools and communities. Please join us to see what teachers already know!


It's our 22nd year! Ruth's Reusable Resources welcomes you back for member shopping. We have lots of great supplies stocked and ready for your shopping visit.


Please note that your school or organization MUST be a paid 2015-2016 member before staff can shop.


Are you a full-time Ed Tech? You may shop for NON-limited items only.


NOTE: Only approved member school and nonprofit staff may enter the member store. Please do not bring children, spouses, or other guests.


If you are a school or non-profit looking to join, please email us for an application at ruthsreusableresources@gmail.com


Do you or your company want to donate money? ... How about a gift in kind instead!


3R's Wish List

 of gifts needed to help us serve you better.


  • 26' Non CDL Truck with lift-gate
  • Small cargo van for light duty donations
  • New pickup truck with plow (trade in old truck and plow)
  • Plumber for kitchen and new bathroom
    to rework plumbing for sink and dishwasher
  • New kitchen cupboards and installation
  • 50-60 medium sized shopping carts
    10-20 small or double stacked shopping carts
  • Bookbinding guillotine cutting machine
  • 2 portable AED defibrillator's
  • Small 20 ft scissor lift


Please and Thank You!

 Our mission is to ensure that students and classrooms in Maine have the basic tools for learning, by transferring surplus business supplies and merchandise into the hands of school children through teachers


Bridging the gap between businesses and education

Teacher Store Hours

3R's Environmental Recycling Facts


From Jan 2007 till March 1st 2016, 3R's has recycled 390,080 lbs or 195 Tons of paper.


276,140 lbs or 138 Tons of cardboard.


195 Tons of Paper saves:

  •  3,315 mature trees.
  •  1,365,000 Gal water.
  •  74,100 Gal Oil.
  •  10.5 Billion Btu's Energy
  •  643.5 cubic yards landfill space.
  • 799,500 kWh energy


138 Tons of Cardboard saves:

  •  6,348 Gal Oil.
  •  910.8 Million Btu's Energy
  •  1,242 cubic yards landfill space.
  • 53,820 kWh energy




*Recycling Facts come from* www.wm.com

Please click on the Clynk link below to learn more on how you can help donate & fundraise money for 3R's.

                                    Thank You!

2015-2016 school year.   146 Shopping Days.  6,683 shopping visits.   $3,855,346.89 value of product given away.


3R's 2014 - 2015

End of Year Report Card

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