Resources for RI Education -- RRIE

 

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RRIE HOURS
* Wearing a mask is encouraged, but optional.

Beginning September 15, 2021 thru December 31, 2021:

  • Wednesdays 9:00 - 5:00
  • Thursdays 9:00 - 5:00
  • Saturdays 9:00 - 1:00pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Sunday -  CLOSED

We will be closed Wednesday, November 24, 2021 and Thursday, November 25, 2021. We will reopen on Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The last day for shopping at the Center will be Thursday, December 23, 2021.  See notice below.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

October 20, 2021

Dear RRIE Members:
It is very difficult to write to you with the following information about our organization. During the past year, as a result of the pandemic and the other methods of providing education to students, we have found it very difficult to "keep the doors open" and supply you with the tools that you need in the classroom and within your organizations. We have had many businesses that contributed regularly to us close or move out of Rhode Island. Therefore, our sources of supplies for the Center have become scarce. We have contacted many other businesses and groups and have received minimal supplies from them, but certainly not in the quantity and quality that we have been accustomed to providing you. It has therefore become necessary to make the hard decision to close the Center effective December 31, 2021.

We know that the Center has been a source of supplies for all of you, all at affordable prices. However, we cannot keep the Center open and operate at a loss. We will remain open until December 31, 2021 abiding by our current schedule; open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  For those of you that have memberships that have not expired we will honor the remaining months of your membership by allowing you to purchase goods from the Center up to the amount remaining on your unexpired membership. For example, you have an individual membership that expires in February, 2022.  The membership was $60 for a year. You have two months that you cannot use the membership. You therefore will have $10 worth of supplies that you may purchase/select during our open hours and pay nothing. Anything over the $10 will be at the regular cost. Those of you holding an organizational membership will be at the rate of $18 per month for the unexpired months.  There is NO cash value for the unexpired membership months except in supplies.

It has been our pleasure serving you over the past 30 years. Thank you for your patronage.

Sincerely,
Robert A. DeRobbio, President, RRIE

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Educators ...
Would you like low- or no-cost materials that allow you to provide virtually limitless creative opportunities for your students or group members?

And all other student leaders, staff,
aides and parents ...
Would you benefit from hands-on innovative ways to engage your students? And would you enjoy a different and stimulating site for your meetings?

Business ...
Does your company have clean fall-off, overruns, outdated stock, or seconds crowding your warehouse or overflowing your waste stream?

Contact us!
We have a sensible alternative for your valuable excess.

What can RRIE do for YOU?
RRIE can help any business that wants tax-deductible recycling services that enable them to reduce their waste management costs and divert waste from Rhode Island's waste stream.

RRIE can help any teacher or group leader that wants to encourage creative educational opportunities and nourish learning through exploration and discovery.

Browse through our web site to learn more about how Resources for R.I. Education helps industry and education help each other. Then join us in this worthwhile project to reduce waste and promote creativity!

Hold your meetings at the Recycle Center!

Ideal for working sessions at any time of day or evening. Have your food delivered. Browse the Recycle Center afterwards. Spacious, well-lit, with worktables and seating for 40+. RRIE instructors are available to drop in with project and activity ideas. Nominal fee.


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Recycling for R.I. Education

IN THE NEWS
"Donated materials a
treasure trove for educators"
Providence Journal
August 26, 2012
Read Article

Headware caps off Design Night
Providence Journal
August 17, 2012
Read Article

"Group sells school supplies
by the pound"
WPRI TV
August 31, 2010
Read Article/View Video

"Education by the pound:
Muscles, more than money,
handy at this store"
Providence Journal
August 28, 2010
Read Article

"Back to school bargains
on supplies draws teachers"
Providence Journal
August 28, 2010
View Video

NEW ITEMS
AS OF APRIL 5, 2019

  • Hanging folders
  • Felt rolls and pieces
  • Envelopes
  • File Folders
  • Student journals
  • Tape
  • Notebook dividers
  • Pens/pencils
  • Decorative labels
  • Rug fabric rolls
  • Dry erase markers
  • Stainless steel cleaner pads
  • 3 x 5 notecards
  • Three ring binders in all sizes
  • Sheet protectors
  • Beads, in all sizes and colors
  • Markers
  • Foam pieces in various sizes and shapes
  • Writing paper
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Sticky back note pads
  • Notebooks & pads in all sizes
  • Rolls of shoelace
  • Costume jewelry
  • Shoelaces by the packages
  • Jewelry cases
  • Huge inventory of cardboard boxes in all sizes and colors for every occasion
  • Office/desk supplies
  • Clip-on and pin-on name badges
  • Labels of all sizes and shapes and colors
  • Cardboard gift boxes
  • Large color poster paper
  • Cotton cloth in all widths and lengths - ideal for sheets, facecloths, napkins, handkerchiefs, placemats, etc
  • Webbing in all widths
  • Cones and spools
  • Paper by the roll - all colors - 2" width, 2.5", 3", 5", 10", 12"
  • Address Labels
  • Books - both fiction & non-fiction, most in excellent condition. Many WWII books as well as Children's books and Science.
  • Books - New mathematics and history series for middle school age students, as well as Consumer Education.
  • Paper in all colors, thicknesses and widths

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