Building Change: Building a Stronger YMCA in RVA

· By Richmond Community ToolBank
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The year 2020 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 partnering with the YMCA to activate more outdoor spaces in the age of physical distancing by building picnic tables and benches!  The YMCA is in need of 75 picnic tables and benches in order to provide outdoor seating for camps and after school programs. 


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Building Change is 50% remote volunteering, 50% charitable donation, and 100% fun. Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose your build project: Select from the menu of 3 project options. All items will be donated to local YMCAs. 
  2. Pick up your project kit: Head to the ToolBank at your scheduled time to pick up everything you need to successfully complete your build project — including tools, materials & instructions— using the link in your confirmation email.
  3. Build items using instructions: Use ToolBank's written & video recorded instructions to complete the project(s) at home in your own time.
  4. Return built items to ToolBank & we will donates items: If you have the means to return the completed items to the ToolBank or YMCA, that's great. If not, the ToolBank and/or YMCA will come to pick up the completed items & tools as scheduled. 
  5. Share on Social Media: Share photos of your hard work & good times on your favorite social media platform. Tag us @rvatoolbank and use  #BuildingChange, #BlueTools, #RVA.

If you are interested in supporting this project but may be limited, feel free to make a donation that will go directly towards building picnic tables and benches at a later time. For every $2500 raised, we will host an event at the warehouse and build as many tables in a 3 hour time frame for the YMCA as time allows.  Every little bit will help! So help us help the Greater Richmond YMCA's by either purchasing a kit and building it yourself or by making a donation to sponsor a table build. 

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!

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Picnic Table Build Kit

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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. 



Kids Picnic Table Kit

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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. 



Bench Kit

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Construct a bench that will be donated to one of our partner organizations. Great for 1-3 participants.



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