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In Baltimore And In Maryland.

Baltimore Community ToolBank

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The Baltimore Community ToolBank provides tools to community-based nonprofit organizations, churches and other faith-based groups, schools, neighborhood associations, and other primarily volunteer-based efforts for community revitalization.  Projects can include, but are not limited to: community cleanups, playground construction, green space reclamation, and the development of community gardens.  Tools supplied include, but are not limited to, work gloves, hand tools, power tools and generators.  The organization provides a low-cost way to supply projects with tools, at a rental cost of 3 cents per tool, and groups can keep tools for a week at a time. ToolBank encourage nonprofits to think big, perform larger and more ambitious projects, and fully engage more skillful volunteers.  

Additionally, the ToolBank has hosted over 45 special events and tours of its space.  It features the ToolBank Rain Gardens, two rain gardens that allows the organization to repurpose 7,400 gallons of rain water per inch of rain.  The Toolbank Stormwater Factory, a cistern system that will store more than 12,000 gallons of rain water, will be completed in August 2015. Collected water will be used to clean ToolBank tools.