Houston LGBTQIA+ Volunteer Fair

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We ended February strong at the ToolBank by participating in the Houston LGBTQIA+ Volunteer Fair. We were given our own table and signs to display the ToolBank's initiative, and explain our mission for the Houston community. We had the pleasure of chatting with various charities that give support to the LGBTQIA+ Community, and those who just wanted to spread their own nonprofit's vision and mission for the Houston community. [caption id="attachment_4414" align="alignnone" width="845"] ToolBank setting up our table for the fair![/caption] With over 15 different volunteer groups, each table at this fair had set up their table with treats and decorations highlightiner their mission for the Houston community. [caption id="attachment_4412" align="alignnone" width="845"] Association for Family and Community Integrity (AFCI)[/caption] Association for Family and Community Integrity shares their vision for a…
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MLK Day at Hope Farms

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Jan 21st was Martin Luther King Jr day. During that time there was many different volunteer activities going on and I chose to visit Hope farms to see what they were working on. Hope Farms™ is a Houston-based, nonprofit agriculture education project. A 7-acre urban agricultural operation designed to grow fresh, affordable produce in the midst of a Houston "food desert" while training and providing small business incubation, co-op services and workforce readiness for U.S. Veterans. This Recipe for Success foundation commonly partners with The Mission Continues. This project had over 300 different volunteers from various places from ToolBank, Mission Continues, Starbucks, and Chick-Fil-A and various other volunteer organizations. That day there were 10 big projects that needed to be done: Building Raised Bed Gardens Painting (and potentially building shelving and…
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1,000 Orders Officially made!

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  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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The Volunteer for the Martin Bailey Garden Project (Stage 1)

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Volunteers Houston ToolBank is excited to not only partake in Disaster Relief, but we also like to lend our tools for local community led events. The Volunteer for the Martin Bailey Garden Project (Stage 1) was a project Hosted by Vox Culture, “This eco-garden is a green space that will produce resources for students, including food and educational opportunities.”  Nguyen T. Nguyen of the Rotary E-Club of Houston was the leader of the event. This event was planned by both him and the assistant principle of Margaret long wisdom high school. With over 30 other volunteers; students, faculty, the Rotary E-Club of Houston, and the Houston ToolBank. I had the pleasure of being present to watch the tools being put to use in a positive way that impacted the way Margaret long wisdom high school would be viewed by the current student and staff, including future one’s.  Filling the Garden Beds I had the pleasure of speaking…
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