I was working at a homeless shelter in 2000 when I went to the Atlanta Community ToolBank to pick up tools for a volunteer project. Once described as “Home Depot on steroids”, I was awestruck by the thousands of shovels and rakes, hundreds of cordless drills and ladders, dozens of generators and miter saws, and nearly 170 other tool types ready for borrowing by charitable organizations.
In Atlanta, idle volunteers suffering a shortage of tools had become a thing of the past. Now, they could plan for larger, more frequent, more impactful, and less costly days of service. The Atlanta ToolBank has equipped more than 45,000 volunteers with tools and other project equipment, dramatically increasing the impact and value of their service.
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