The Baltimore ToolBank offers tools & equipment to community partners to amplify their work.
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As we launch our 11th year of service in 2023, we are primed to deepen our services to our partner network. From more diverse inventory to more opportunities to engage our network in meaningful community dialogue, we are poised to respond to growing demand from our partners.
A few examples of what we have on tap for 2023:
* We plan to add 20 new bike racks to inventory by April 2023 to empower partners' special events & encourage them to promote biking. This is critical as large-scale community events rebound to pre-pandemic levels.
* We are working with partners in South Baltimore to construct and deploy 10 - 15 floating wetland units to benefit local waterways. We will plan build days as an applied learning experience with youth who hail from the very neighborhoods the wetlands will benefit.
* We will continue to utilize our warehouse space as a community asset for unique events such as the Trash Wheel Dumpster Dive (an advocacy effort that informs environmental legislation) and community networking events.
* Guided by data, we will reach out to organizations & neighborhoods intentionally to inform them of our service & encourage them to reduce the amount of money they dedicate to tools & equipment for their ambitious work. Our outreach is proactive: In order to serve organizations who may be cut off from traditional access to resources like ours, we will adapt to meet them where they are.
The Baltimore Community ToolBank is a positive disruptor. We disrupt the cycle of community organizations paying for resources we can share. We are focused on enhancing access to resources in a sector that is too often over-committed and under-resourced.
Support for the ToolBank allows us to empower partners working across a diversity of impact areas in our shared community. Your donation in any amount will echo throughout our partner network, which includes veterans working in food justice, teachers as they paint their classrooms, animal shelters & so much more.
Your gift allows us to offer a large inventory of tools to partners to strengthen & celebrate our communities. In times of acute or protracted crises, support for our cause is vital so that we can serve the servers in their work to keep our neighbors fed, healthy & loved & our neighborhoods resilient.
As the needs of our shared community are diverse, so are our partners. The beauty of giving to the ToolBank is that you support us and other organizations across a diversity of causes at the same time. Without stepping in front of those we serve, we know our tools are used by students, veterans, & organizations that combat food insecurity, illiteracy, & some of the most entrenched problems in our region.
Join us in sharing the power of our resources with organizations small & large!
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