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Thank you supporters and Campaign Donors

A huge thanks to everyone that shared the link or took it upon themselves to donate to the crowdfunding campaign. We raised 86% of our goal and are thrilled with that accomplishment. On some platforms, we wouldn’t receive the money unless we fully met our goal, but ioby isn’t set up that way so all the pledge money will be sent to our bank account and then promptly and properly be utilized to proceed in the establishment of Phoenix’s first public tool library. Thank you again and I look forward to loaning you all tools in the near future.

Help us reach our goal!

Marco, Michael, Jen, and myself have struck out on a path to start a new non-profit organization called Phoenix Tool Shed. This organization will be a tool lending library for phoenix residents (think library, with racks of tools instead of books). Our efforts have been noticed by The Center for a New American Dream who have chosen us to participate in their Get2Gether Neighborhood Challenge where they’re going to match dollar for dollar any donations we raise. We’re already well on our way to our goal and we’re asking you to join us in this journey to opening the doors to Phoenix’s first tool lending library. Go here to donate:

Foundation Meeting

I know it’s short notice, but we’ve just found out about an opportunity to raise some money to help get Phoenix Tool Shed off the drawing board and into the real world. We would love for anyone interested to come out and give us input on how you want your tool library to look, operate, and serve the community. We’re going to meet at Copper Star on 7th Ave. at 9am tomorrow (Thursday, July 18th). If you can’t make it, feel free to comment below with any input you may have.

Oh NO, Where has the time gone?

From 5 weeks to 5 months, The year is almost over and it’s time to get some traction on the tires of the Phoenix Tool Shed. We’re going to start 2013 with lots of steps in the right direction. That includes cataloging our current tool selection, opening up memberships, and spreading the word.

What’s going on?

I’m sorry for letting it go 5 weeks since the last update. We’ve been pretty busy getting acquainted with our lovely daughter Amelia and our new roles as parents. We’re still progressing towards opening the tool shed, just working my way through the tax exempt documentation for the IRS. If anyone has experience with this sort of paperwork I’d appreciate any help that would be offered. Also, be sure to request tools you’d like to see available for checkout in the tool shed.


We got our approval notice from the AZ Corporation Commission. One more tick off on the checklist of opening the doors! Next up, hold a board meeting and submit our federal tax exemption documents. If anyone would like to be involved in a community meeting regarding the start up or direction that the Phoenix Tool Shed is heading, let me know. The more the merrier when it comes to seeing and meeting the needs of a community.