Tool Library Announced Spring 2022 Service Days

The Tool Library announces that it will put its tools and volunteers at the service of a new calendar of community service events, on April 23 and 30 and May 7, 14, 21 and 28. Each of the six service events provides an opportunity to beautify, strengthen and contribute to the WNY community through direct and practical action.

Even 3 inches of snow couldn’t stop volunteers from planting trees at the Tool Library’s Dewey Park last November!

This spring’s program includes cleaning up parks and pathways, planting community gardens in Buffalo’s University Heights and Kensington-Bailey neighborhoods, and stewarding newly planted trees along William Gaiter Parkway and in Dewey Park. . In addition to focusing on neighborhood improvement activities, The Tool Library’s service events also provide opportunities for volunteers to learn new skills, such as pruning, gardening, and tree planting. .

To register for a day of service and view the full schedule of events, visit thetoolollibrary.org/service.

For its final day of service on Saturday, May 28, The Tool Library will partner with the WNY Resource Council for its cleanup of Perkins Park. The Resource Council is the first winner of The Tool Library’s Nomination of a Project process. Neighbors and community organizations had the opportunity to submit a project to receive technical support and tools from The Tool Library team this spring.

“Our Days of Service are about more than just picking up trash or planting a tree,” said Darren Cotton, Chairman of The Tool Library, “they’re about reconnecting neighbors, harnessing the power of collective action to address quality of life issues, and building a culture of stewardship over the spaces we share.”

As part of this spring’s rollout, the Tool Library Board is also launching a new fundraising campaign to increase its number of monthly donors who help support these service events and provide tools for projects through WNY. You can help celebrate 50,000 borrowed tools by reaching the goal of 50 supporting donors this summer! The Tool Library Board will donate $50 for each new donor! To become a supported donor, visit: http://www.thetoollibrary.org/donate/

To date, Tool Library volunteers and partners have helped plant over 1,500 trees and over 10,000 tulip and daffodil bulbs in the city of Buffalo.

The Spring 2022 Days of Service are made possible through the support of National Grid and the offices of the Hon. Crystal Peoples-Stokes, Majority Leader, Hon. Lisa Chimera, 3rd District Legislator, and supporting donors from The Tool Library.

Photo credit: Zhi Ting Phua

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