BOULDER, CO – Families with extra garden tools or unneeded power tools are encouraged to donate them for community members in need. Resource Central, a conservation-focused nonprofit based in Boulder, encourages community members to donate them at its building materials reuse facility at 6400 Arapahoe in Boulder.
Tools in good condition will be made available to local families at the nonprofit’s semi-annual Tool Sale coming up on August 4. The popular event assists those needing to make home improvements but unable to afford the high cost of new tools and helps to reduce waste. Instead of leaving unused equipment in garages or neglected tool sheds, the nonprofit is encouraging community members to quite literally provide tools to success for neighbors who need them.
“It’s not uncommon for tools to be used once, put away and then ignored,” said Neal Lurie, president of Resource Central, “Those unused tools might be exactly what neighbors are looking for but can’t yet afford. By giving a second life to unneeded tools, not only can we reduce waste and the carbon emissions associated with manufacturing new materials, but we can help provide those necessary opportunities for local families.”
Donations are requested Monday through Saturday, 9am until 5pm, before the Tool Sale event on August 4th starting at 9am at 6400 Arapahoe Road. Tool donations are tax deductible. Tools will also be made available through its popular Tool Library where community members can borrow hundreds of tools for specialized projects. Through these and other programs, Resource Central helps divert nearly 4 million pounds of building materials from landfills each year.
About Resource Central:
Founded in 1976, Resource Central is an innovative nonprofit dedicated to putting conservation into action. Its programs have helped nearly 500,000 families save water, reduce waste, and conserve energy. Learn more at ResourceCentral.org.