The Charlotte Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool lending program that provides charitable organizations with year-round access to an inventory of tools for use in volunteer projects, facility and grounds maintenance as well as special events. We provide tools to enhance the charitable sector’s capacity to serve, facilitating hands-on volunteerism in the greater Charlotte area.
The Charlotte ToolBank maintains an 8,000 sq ft warehouse in South End and an inventory comprised of more than 235 different types of tools and equipment in volumes large enough to equip thousands of volunteers at a time. Access to ToolBank tools eliminates the need for agencies to incur the expense of purchasing, repairing and storing tools, reducing the costs associated with service projects and allowing these agencies to focus more of their resources on their mission.
The Charlotte Community ToolBank officially opened its doors to the community in March of 2011. The Charlotte ToolBank is the pilot affiliate of ToolBank USA, the Atlanta-based parent organization of the national network of ToolBanks. ToolBanks in Charlotte, Richmond, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Phoenix and Portland are modeled after the highly successful Atlanta Community ToolBank, which has served greater Atlanta’s charitable sector for more than 25 years. Each ToolBank affiliate is governed by a local board of directors.