New partnership with Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

Community Involvement, News
The Houston ToolBank is excited to announce a grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to support an increase in sustainability at the ToolBank. The first part of the grant is in support of our new rain capture system, which includes the installation of a 500 galloon metal rain tank to gather the water that falls on the ToolBank's roof. The roof, which is over 12,000 square feet, will collect 85 gallons per inch of rain that falls. This rain will be used by our staff, members and volunteers to clean tools, saving water and reducing runoff into the Denver Harbor neighborhood. Rainwater capture system, with information panel to teach visitors! The second element is support for two off-the-grid shipping containers that will be placed in Katy and League City…
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1,000 Orders Officially made!

Houston Community Toolbank, News
  The Houston Community ToolBank has officially become the first Toolbank to reach 1,000 orders in a year. We reached a Milestone at the Toolbank by fulfilling our 1000th order. Thank you to all our local member agencies for helping us reach this mark. The Memorial Park Conservatory was our 1000th order, they have been a faithful borrower for at 4 years and have used our tools for volunteer events and more recently for public programs in the park, such as The Fitness Fair.
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Distributing Tool Shed Replacement Kits to individuals impacted by Harvey

Community Involvement, Harvey, News
Welcome to the Houston Community ToolBank blog! This is the place to see where our blue tools are, what’s happening in the warehouse and the office... and which project is next up for the ToolBank. For our first blog post, we’re excited to chat a bit about our Tool Shed Replacement Program. As of last week, we have sent out 450 tool shed replacement kits into the community to be given to individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The kits were put together using tools generously donated by Apex, a tool manufacturer based out of Maryland. [caption id="attachment_4097" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Some of the assembled Tool Shed Replacement Buckets in the Warehouse.[/caption] Since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, we’ve been working with nonprofits all across the region to help with recovery, lending out…
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