Occupy Sandy Staten Island Tool Library

The Staten Island Community Tool Library is an open community space which connects residents with the tools & resources being made available through grassroots organization efforts.

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The Staten Island Community Tool Library is an open community space which connects residents with the tools & resources being made available through grassroots organization efforts.

Begun as a part of the emergency Sandy Aid efforts, the SI Community Tool Library offers short term loans of tools, cleaning supplies & items used in storm clean up, structural construction & sustainable rebuilding projects.

Through the use of local volunteers, community based coordinators, educational interns & non-profit allies the Tool Library maintains a public co-working Free Store space during regular public hours.

What the space offers:
A Hand & Power Tool Lending Library, Connected (WiFi) Co Working Space, Volunteer Meeting & Training Capacity & snacks.

Help needed

Tool Library is open Wed - Sun 11 AM to 4 PM but Volunteers are needed daily from 10 AM to 8 PM to help with general Sandy Aid efforts. Donations of New & Used Tools are always needed in addition to basic Mold Mediation supplies such as: #P100 Masks, Borax, Tyvek Suits, Goggles, Sponges & Non-Beach Based cleaning products. Each Thursday we have a Weekly Orientation called #TrainingDay that starts at Noon and is a great way to learn the ropes & begin to engange at a deeper level! For More information of the SI Tool Library please visit: http://toollibrary.tumblr.com

Background

Inspired by the Ad-Hoc Tool Lending Spaces that were created during Katrina, Staten Island Tool Lending Library is a community-led project to provide free access to a wide range of tools, skillshares, informational resources and support to those rebuilding in Sandy affected areas.

Partners

  • St Margaret Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish
  • Midland Avenue Neighborhood Relief
  • Staten Island Hunger Task Force
  • Mindand Beach Civic Association
  • LocalTools.com
  • City Harvest

Contact

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