Tool Library Operational Fund

Borrow & Build. Putting the Sharing Economy to work in our community!

A fundraising campaign for The Tool Library

Building Community Together

The Tool Library facilitates self-reliance, civic engagement, and neighborhood reinvestment by providing individuals and organizations with access to a community-based tool lending library. In addition to lending tools out, we also facilitate low cost high impact community development projects.

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How the Tool Library is already working in the community:

University Heights Tool Library 
For just $20 a year, residents of Buffalo and surrounding communities gain access to an inventory of over 1,600 different tools. Items range from small hand tools like wrenches, hammers, and shovels, to power tools like chopsaws, sanders, drills & much more.
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ReTree the District
ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District that is working to plant 1,000 trees across the community. We are working to repair our tree canopy, engage volunteers, and train citizen tree stewards. 

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 Buffalo TRAX Graffiti / Bailey Fights Blight
Buffalo TRAX Graffiti and Bailey Fights Blight are two programs that identify, eliminate or beautify instances of graffiti and blight in along Main Street and Bailey Avenue. Utilizing an interactive mapping platform, graffiti can be tracked and removed and locations for public art can be identified. 

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About the Organization

The mission of the Tool Library is to provide communities with the tools they need to create the change they want.

The Tool Library accomplishes its mission through the work of its members and the partnerships it builds with block clubs, community nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions, and local government. A membership to the tool library gives individuals and groups access to an inventory of thousands of tools for one small annual fee. Sharing resources in this way allows communities to build wealth by lowering costs typically associated with community development projects. From planting trees and building community gardens to fighting blight with public art and reclaiming public green spaces, the Tool Library provides citizens with a platform to improve the world around them.