1st, Project Update: We found a location!
We officially launched this project about 2 years ago in the Spring of 2013. Since that time we have been hard at work: fundraising, finding a fiscal sponsor, collecting tools, doing community outreach and trying to find an initial location for the Asheville Tool Library. After thinking we had figured out a space more times than I can count on one hand we have finally found a winner!
We are partnering with an exciting group of organizations to share space in (East) West Asheville on ‘the corner’ of Haywood Rd.
This project has been a volunteer driven labor of love since its inception and we need your support now as much as ever if this is to be successful. The community is asking for this to happen, we have reached over 1,000 likes on Facebook and get requests for tools almost every week. While financial contributions are necessary and much appreciated we also need more volunteers with al sorts of skills to plug in and join our team.
What we’re trying to say is…
Lets Build it Together!
2nd, Volunteer Meetings: Lets open this thing already!
After a long year of potential locations, false starts and general project atrophy we have finally found a space and are working through the final details.
In the coming months we’ll be launching our initial tool and membership drives, creating the front end of our website, building out our space and making the final preparations to open this Summer (or maybe even late Spring)!
Wednesday Evenings: 6-8pm 285 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC (across the street from Villagers in (east) West Asheville)
At these meetings we will break in our location and discuss the next steps we can take as a group to ‘Build it Together’.
Feel free to bring food or drinks to share. Light snacks will be provided.
*If you have questions or can’t make this meeting, but still want to be involved please email Tom: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd, Tool Donations
Were accepting (Tax Deductible) Tool Donations!
We have been slowly stockpiling tools for the last year to prepare for our eventual opening and could use a lot more before we’re fully stocked and ready to go. We’ll be launching a ‘Tool Drive’ soon and if your interested in making a donation now please contact Nick Letts: Donations@ashevilletoollibrary.org to schedule a drop off/pick-up.
We have Asheville Tool Library Shirts! Want one for your self? How about a friend or relative? Come to our meeting and pick up one of these high quality Hemp/Organic Cotton T-Shirts or Hoodies for a $20/$30 donation.
Asheville Tool Library is a Fiscally Sponsored Project of Empowerment Works.