The Houston Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool lending program that provides fellow not-for-profit organizations (and disaster volunteers) with year-round access to an inventory of tools for use in volunteer projects and facility and environmental maintenance. We provide tools to enhance the charitable sector’s capacity to serve, scale, and facilitate hands-on volunteerism in the greater Houston area. As a result of hurricane Harvey all tool lending is focused on recovery efforts. We are coordinating FREE bulk lending to large groups including Team Rubicon, VOAD, Volunteer Houston, Churches, and more. Tools and cash in high demand, please donate today.
Access to ToolBank tools eliminates the need for agencies to incur the expense of purchasing, insuring, repairing, and storing tools, reducing the costs associated with service projects and allowing these agencies to focus more of their resources on their mission.
The Houston Community ToolBank opened its doors in late 2014. The Houston ToolBank is an affiliate of ToolBank USA, the Atlanta-based parent organization of the new national network of ToolBanks. The Houston ToolBank is modeled after the highly successful Atlanta Community ToolBank, which has served greater Atlanta’s not-for-profit sector for more than 25 years. Since its opening the Houston ToolBank has made a strong impact in our local community, providing over 60,000 volunteers with blue tools to complete over 1,000 projects. We have supported disaster response efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana. With the help of our sponsors and local volunteers the ToolBank is able to work hard to fulfill its mission.