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Toolraiser for ReTree the District

The University Heights Tool Library has hooked up with ReTree WNY to organize a tool donation event that will help to replenish the Tool Library’s inventory. The tools that are donated are then available to Block Clubs and community activist groups that set out to beautify our neighborhoods.

Without the tools, there’s a lot of work that is left by the wayside. By donating unwanted tools that might be taking up space in garages and basements, donors can feel good about their involvement in helping various grassroots cleanup efforts and plantings. Plus, all of the donations are tax deductible.


On Saturday, April 18, volunteer groups will be planting over 450 trees in neighborhoods throughout the city. Without the appropriate tools, this concerted effort will be extremely tough. Moving forward, the tools will also help people plant community gardens, and tend to both residential and commercial areas of the city.

See this Facebook page for info on the Toolraiser and the ReTree the District event

When: Tuesday, April 14 – Friday, April 17 during normal shop hours

Where: University Heights Tool Library, 5 W. Northrup Place, Buffalo, NY 14214

What: Donation of any and all tools are welcome, although tools that are most needed to support ReTree WNY’s tree plantings this weekend include:

  • Shovels
  • Mattocks
  • Sledge Hammers
  • Push Brooms
  • Garden Rakes

Any and all tools will be accepted as long as they are in working order. Tools can be dropped off at the Tool Library storefront located at 5 W. Northrup Place, Buffalo, NY 14214. Please visit this website for regular shop hours.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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