ToolBank Spotlight On U.S. Vets

U.S. Vets, Phoenix ToolBank’s January Member Agency Spotlight, provides housing, counseling, career development and supportive services to homeless, low-income and disabled veterans. Recently U.S. Vets partnered with ART Alliance to decorate over 130 veteran rooms as well as their facility. When the opportunity was presented to U.S.Vets, they immediately accepted because this gave them the […]

APS Becomes Proud Sponsor of Phoenix Community ToolBank

PHOENIX – November 30, 2017 – Since its inception in 2015, Phoenix Community ToolBank has provided tools to over 40,000 volunteers who have completed nearly 1,000 community improvement projects in the Valley. Executive Director Jana Smith says none of this would be possible without the support of generous corporate donations, including the recent $5,000 grant […]

Toolbank Spotlight on: Operation Enduring Gratitude

Key Facts about Your Volunteer Experience: We partnered with Operation Enduring Gratitude to provide tools and labor for rebuilding a Veterans  home.  Tools were borrowed from Toolbank prior to EOG setting up an account with you. Date of your Volunteer Project/Event: January and February 2017 Total number of volunteers: 12 and 50+ Brief description of […]

Cox Volunteers Build Bikes For Kids

Toolbank Spotlight on: Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix’s mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education […]

MEMBER AGENCY SPOTLIGHT

 Singleton Moms’ volunteers hope the day will come when cancer has a cure and can no longer threaten lives and rob children of their parents,but until then, these cheerful volunteers tend to tasks and chores that can overwhelm a single parent fighting a terminal illness. Alma Henriques is a Care Team Specialist at Singleton mom. […]

ToolBank Celebrates One Year of Empowering Volunteers in Phoenix

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Phoenix ToolBank Launches “Blue Crew Donors” Campaign

Help equip Arizona’s volunteers by making a small monthly donation to the Phoenix Community ToolBank.

ToolBank 2015 Impact Report

ToolBanks Across the United States Equipped 193,000 Volunteers in 2015

In 2015 ToolBanks equipped 193k volunteers and loaned $5.8 million in tools used by charities to increase impact.

HRC Uses Blue Tools to Serve LGBT Youth

Recently, Human Rights Campaign borrowed our blue tools to equip their volunteers for a community give back project.

Cox Volunteers Build Bikes For Kids

Phoenix Community ToolBank and COX Communications Partner to Bring Holiday Smiles to Local Elementary School

In November and December COX Communications employees were busy playing Santa’s helper with #bluetools borrowed from Phoenix Community ToolBank.

Phoenix Community ToolBank Providing Tools of Community Transformation Thanks to Support of Corporate Donors -APS Becomes Proud Sponsor of Phoenix Community ToolBank

Media Contact: Elaina Verhoff, Gordon C. James Public Relations, everhoff@gcjpr.com, 602-274-1988

 PHOENIX – November 30, 2017 – Since its inception in 2015, Phoenix Community ToolBank has provided tools to over 40,000 volunteers who have completed nearly 1,000 community improvement projects in the Valley. Executive Director Jana Smith says none of this would be possible without the support of generous corporate donations, including the recent $5,000 grant from APS.

The Phoenix Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool-lending program that provides organizations with access to an inventory of tools for use in volunteer and community benefit projects. By providing the tools, Phoenix Community ToolBank enhances the charitable sector’s capacity to serve, facilitating volunteerism in Phoenix.

Jana Smith, Phoenix Community ToolBank Executive Director, says a partnership with APS was a natural fit for the organization.

“APS is so philanthropic and has such an active employee volunteer program, we are thrilled to have them coming on board as a new corporate partner,” explains Smith. “In 2016, APS employees volunteered a total of 120,000 volunteer hours… and with our new partnership, I have no doubt we are going to be seeing a lot of a blue tools in the hands of APS employees!”

Smith says companies interested in partnering with Phoenix Community ToolBank, either as a sponsor or for volunteer projects, should visit http://www.phoenixtoolbank.org/ or call (602) 438-4005.

About Phoenix ToolBank

Phoenix ToolBank offers tools to a variety of community-based partners to strengthen and celebrate the shared community.  ToolBank tools range from power tools to support building projects, to hand held tools such as shovels for planting community gardens, to painting supplies for rehab/upkeep projects and even items such as tables and chairs for events. By investing in ToolBank, nonprofits are able to equip volunteers and staff to support projects without having to redirect agency funding away from their critical missions. This also allows the nonprofit to avoid having to store, clean and maintain the tools, which may only be used for a one-time project or infrequent enough to provide additional cost versus benefit to the organization.  ToolBank therefore increases the capacity and impact of the local volunteer, of which APS is heavily invested. When provided access to tools, charitable organizations are empowered to work on the front lines of the most entrenched problems facing our community.

Phoenix ToolBank equips organizations to do more, build more, and be more.