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Greater Denver Urban Homesteading Group Message Board Meetup Announcements and News › Need tools? Help start a tool sharing program in Denver!

Need tools? Help start a tool sharing program in Denver!

Katherine C.
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Denver, CO
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Hello Denver Urban Homesteaders!

Help us start a non-profit tool sharing program in Denver! What exactly is a ToolBank?

A ToolBank in Denver would consist of a vast inventory of tools (ladders, rakes, cordless drills, wheelbarrows, and much more) available for borrowing by charitable organizations for service projects (like urban gardens, trail maintenance and neighborhood clean-ups), facility maintenance projects, and disaster response. Typical tool-borrowing organizations include urban homesteaders, public schools, churches, nonprofits, neighborhood associations, community groups, social clubs, parks, cemeteries, and many others. The goal of a local ToolBank is to help community organizations increase their impact by providing quick and reliable access to an abundance of tools.

The ToolBank program originated at the Atlanta Community ToolBank in 1993, which now equips over 40,000 volunteers a year with a tool inventory worth a half million dollars. ToolBank USA was started last year by a generous grant from the Home Depot Foundation, and is presently seeking to collaborate with cities outside Atlanta to start pilot ToolBank programs. (Click: http://atlanta.toolba...­ to watch a short video about the Atlanta Community ToolBank) The following survey assesses the interest level within Denver’s local community, and the more responses, the better! This is where you play an important role…

A 60-second Community Interest Survey awaits you at the link below, along with a chance to win a $50 Home Depot gift card for completing the survey. You can complete the survey multiple times - provided that you complete it on behalf of a different organization or company each time you complete it. [Example: a parent might complete the survey three times: once on behalf of his/her employer, again on behalf of his/her child’s school, and a third time on behalf of his/her church or neighborhood organization.] The survey is open to all residents in the Greater Denver area.

Don’t live in Denver? Kindly forward this notice to your friends and colleagues in the Denver area, and ask them to donate 60 seconds to ToolBank USA by completing the survey. Would you also help us out by spreading the word to your contacts? The more people who answer the survey the better! If we get enough responses to the survey, we may be eligible for seed funding for the toolbank. In these times securing seed funding for a project like this one will be a real boost to sustainable community development and empowerment! See below for more information. Thanks in advance for your help!

Follow this link: - click on "Denver, CO" to take the survey

Thank you for your participation!

Denver, CO
Post #: 450
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