Hammers & Ales: November 19, 2015

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Hammers and Ales fundraiser supporting Phoenix Community ToolBank! Games, food, drinks (included craft beer of course), and entertainment included with your ticket.  Don’t forget to register your team in our annual Cornhole tournament, winner will receive a special ToolBank prize, but more importantly bragging rights for an entire year!  And of course stay for our […]

Wells Fargo Stories: New Phoenix ToolBank will provide lift to volunteer efforts

“These tools are going to be building gardens, cleaning up neighborhoods and alleyways . . . keeping our parks beautiful, retrofitting homes and building homes,” says Iain Hamp, a Wells Fargo team member who dedicated more than four years of his volunteer efforts to bringing a community ToolBank to Phoenix.

A playground in three minutes, Powered by the Phoenix ToolBank

Tools from the Phoenix ToolBank run rampant in this spectacular time lapse video of a KaBOOM! playground by Member Agency Phoenix Collegiate Academy.

Phoenix Business Journal: Community ToolBank nonprofit to open in Phoenix

The Phoenix Community ToolBank is set to open later this year. It is one of nine ToolBanks nationwide under ToolBank USA, a national nonprofit that provides tools to other organizations.

Frontdoors News: Phoenix Community ToolBank Grand Opening

The Phoenix Community Toolbank held their grand opening Thursday, April 23, 2015 at their warehouse.  The ToolBank is the steward of a 1,000+ inventory of tools available for lending to nonprofits, schools, neighborhood associations, religious organizations, and other charitable causes so that they can further their mission related efforts.

CBS 5: Community ‘toolbank’ lends equipment for charitable missions

CBS 5: Community ‘toolbank’ lends equipment for charitable missions Now, there’s an organization providing tool for people making Arizona better.

Grand Opening: April 23

Join us for an event almost four years in the making – the Grand Opening of the 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.