The year 2020 has required us all to adapt and pivot to the challenges we’re facing as a community. One of the easiest ways to stay socially connected while keeping safe physical distance is by transforming common outdoor spaces into safe community places with seating, plants and natural habitats.
As we head into 2021, the Richmond ToolBank is helping to activate more outdoor spaces in the age of physical distancing by building picnic tables, benches, garden beds, compost bins, free libraries/pantries, and bird nesting boxes! These features will be donated to local parks, public schools, nonprofits, and other organizations supporting Richmond youth and families.
We’ve partnered with dozens of local nonprofits & community groups — like YMCA, Enrichmond Foundation, YWCA, Richmond Parks & Rec— that need more outdoor seating and gathering infrastructure to safely continue offering their programs during COVID-10 and beyond. Your support can make the difference for so many in our community.
HOW IT WORKS:
Building Change is 50% remote volunteering, 50% charitable donation, and 100% fun. Here’s how it works:
Building Change is perfect for a corporate team building experience, a service project of a faith-based group, or a weekend projects with family & friends. This unique volunteering experience activates your mind & body while making a direct positive impact on thousands of your neighbors.
It’s really that simple and that fun! Go ahead, check out the project options and start choosing yours now!
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM KIT
This project is a great team-building experience for 10-12 participants!
2 Full-Size Picnic Tables
2 Kid Size Picnic Tables
1 Free Library/Pantry
BUILD A PICNIC TABLE
Construct a Full-size picnic table that will function as an outdoor dining or classroom space for many years to come. Great for 2-3 builders.
BUILD A KIDS PICNIC TABLE
Construct a Kids picnic table that will function as an outdoor dining or classroom space for many years to come. Great for 2-3 builders.
BUILD A FREE LIBRARY/PANTRY
Build a weather-protected box that will serve families as a free library or pantry. These free libraries inspire a love a reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Ideal for 1-2 builders.