BOULDER, CO – March 17, 2016 – Beware lonely workbench, caution tired toolkits, your dusty days of clutter are numbered. Community members with unwanted tools are being asked to donate them to the nonprofit ‘Tool Swap’ this Saturday, March 19 at ReSource, the building materials donation and reuse facility in east Boulder.
A wide range of tools are being accepted — from hand tools to power tools including drills, compressors, tool chests, sanders, and saws. Tools must be in good working, reusable condition.
“Too many tools area used once and banished to the garage, never to be heard from again,” said Neal Lurie, President of the nonprofit Center for ReSource Conservation, which coordinates the program. “We want to help get those unwanted tools to neighbors who may find them useful on an upcoming home improvement project.”
The ReSource Tool Swap runs from 9am-5pm on Saturday and is located at 6400 Arapahoe in Boulder. Donated tools are available to purchase by the public at significant discounts with proceeds benefiting local conservation programs.
Hundreds of donated tools have already been tested and will be available to the public as soon as the Tool Swap opens, though more will be added during the day as additional donations are received. Donations of tools and other building materials are tax deductible.
Last year more than 3.8 million pounds of tools, cabinets, doors, windows, appliances, lumber, and other materials were reused by local residents and businesses through ReSource.
Founded in 1976, the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to putting conservation into action. Its programs serve more than 70,000 community members each year and make it easy to conserve water, energy, and building materials. Learn more at resourcecentral.org