39 Blueberry Road Portland, ME 04102 Phone: (207) 699-5565 Fax: (207) 699-5566 ruthsreusableresources@gmail.com
 * A Few Reminders * -Shoppers take only for their classroom use. Only Shopper allowed - No Spouses/Kids. - Donations: Fridays Only 9:30am-4:30pm



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Shopping Policies


Public Store Policies


Tuesday 3pm to 6pm

Wed/Thur 1pm to 6pm

Saturday 9am to 2pm


Please come and check it out! All items are modestly priced.


The Public Store is located in the same building as the Ruth's Reusable Resources Teacher Store, at the entrance of the Teacher Store.


Teacher Shopping Policies


3R’s allows the Lead teacher of a classroom and any lead teachers from the following departments to shop: Art, Guidance, Librarians, Music, Nurse, Phys. Ed., Secretary, Principal / Asst. Principal. These Lead teachers are the only shoppers able to pick up limited items.


3R’s allows full time Ed Techs to shop for any non-limited items.


Please inform 3R’s (via fax or email) of any changes (additions, replacements or deletions) to your school list throughout the year, including sick / maternity leave or a permanent change in teaching staff. Only listed staff will be eligible to shop, therefore timely updates are crucial. Please include the full name, position/job title, and grade/subject of new employee and dates that apply.


Shopping hours:


Tuesdays 3:00–6:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 1:00–6:00 p.m. & Saturdays 9:00– 2:00 p.m.

Closed: Mondays & Fridays, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving & Christmas Vacation, and Memorial Day Weekend.


3R’s will be open regular shopping hours during February/April vacations.


3R’s Inclement Weather Policy: If the Portland Public Schools are closed due to the inclement weather, 3R’s will also be closed for shopping that day.


Please do not park in front of the loading docks or the store entrance. Store entrance is at the far end of the building.

All limited items are available on a “take once per week” basis.


Please note: Shopping companions (children, spouses, friends, etc.) cannot be accommodated in the store. Shopping is for member staff only. We respectfully ask you to honor this policy. If you need assistance our staff will gladly provide it. During shopping hours children may not be left unattended in the “for public” store.


All items obtained at 3R’s are for school use only. By signing the pledge on the check-out sheet, you are agreeing to use all items in your classroom for the benefit of your students. Shoppers must not shop for other members.


The only thing that 3R’s asks of our shoppers is that you write thank you notes to our donors. Periodically, you will receive a list of donors to thank during your shopping trip and these notes should be from you and your students. Thank you notes to donors help us receive repeat donations and keep our shelves stocked with materials for use in your classroom. ALSO, we welcome letters, emails and pictures that show and tell how your class and children have benefited from the items donated to 3R’s!