Recently I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Portland Community ToolBank, an affiliate of ToolBank USA, as they were getting ready for their grand opening. There were a handful of us helping to tag a warehouse full of tools that had been donated. We had a lot of fun with the blue spray paint, and amazingly, none of us looked like Smurfs at the end of the day. The time was especially fun for me since my husband and I got to volunteer together. With our jobs, we both have a tie to the construction industry, so this was near and dear to our hearts.
So, what is a ToolBank? According to their website, it is “a not-for-profit tool lending program serving nonprofits by putting high-quality tools in the hands of the volunteers who are painting schools, repairing seniors’ roofs, landscaping public spaces, and more—guaranteeing that every volunteer is equipped with the tools they need to get the job done.” There are several locations throughout the U.S. Maybe there’s one near you.
I enjoy being able to give back to my community, and it’s especially nice to work for a company that encourages all of its employees to engage in volunteer charitable activities.
I would love to hear about your volunteer adventures.
About the Author
Heather Kuss is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Sage Construction and Real Estate. She is passionate about providing the best customer experience possible. On her down time she loves to spend time walking, hiking, reading, knitting, and spending time with friends and family.Follow her on Twitter @hgkuss