MLK Day of Service 2019

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
One of our favorite annual traditions has become the MLK Day of Service led by the University at Buffalo Office of Student Engagement. It was an honor to host so many passionate and insightful students and Western New York Prosperity Fellows.
IMG_20190121_104537We tackled more than half a dozen projects at the shop, ranging from a volunteer recruitment strategy and sustaining memberships that support projects in the community, to a way for residents to “will” tools to the Library through a legacy gift program and adding dozens of recently donated tools to our inventory.

We also had an opportunity to reflect on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We discussed ways that the Tool Library and the sharing economy can reshape issues of access and opportunity in the 21st century and help realize a more connected, equitable and just world. 🛠

Special shout our to Hadar Borden and Rachel DiDomizio for being amazing leaders, mentors, and tool compadres 🙌