We’re delighted to support University Heights Tool Library, a local tool loan service that allows groups from Buffalo, NY to tackle projects in the community.
The University Height Tool Library’s inventory officially hit the 2,000 tool mark this month thanks to an incredibly generous gift of over $5,000 worth of tools and equipment from Stanley Black & Decker. The grant will allow the Tool Library to continue to grow its tool borrowing service to residents of Buffalo and the WNY community. Similar to other sharing economy businesses like AirBnB and UBER, tool libraries stress the importance of access over ownership in the new economy (e.g. tool library members need a hole in their wall, they don’t need to own a drill).
Since its inception, the Tool Library has grown to over 730 members. From basin wrenches used for installing new sinks and a wet tile saw to lay down a new bathroom floor, to weed whackers used in park cleanups and wheelbarrows used to mulch community gardens, the Tool Library provides people with access to the tools they need to create the change they want.
The Stanley Black & Decker grant will also allow the Tool Library to grow its programming related to Bailey Fights Blight and the University Heights Community Laboratory (CoLab).
Tools donated by Stanley Black & Decker to the Tool Library include:
- 10 in. Table Saw
- 12 in. Cordless Chainsaw 8 in
- Electric Cordless Pole Saw
- Heavy Duty Pavement Breaker
- Electric Landscape Edger
- Compound Miter Saw
- Angle Grinder
- Orbit Sander
- Belt Sander
- String Trimmer
- 6 Gal. Portable Air Compressor
- 16-Gauge Nailer, 18-Gauge Brad Nailer and Crown Stapler Combo Kit
- and MUCH MORE!!!
For more information about the donation, visit: http://ourheights.org/tool-library-hits-2000-tool-mark-thanks-to-grant-from-stanleyblackdecker/
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