We made the decision when we started Phoenix Tool Shed to not purchase a shipping container right away because of the up front cost vs. available funding and we wanted to make sure that we were starting something that would be utilized and desirable in our community.
Well now almost two years of rent later ;) we can kick ourselves for that decision or be glad that Phoenix Tool Shed is still utilized and do something about it going forward.
Our brief story:
When I moved into the neighborhood, I had recently been gifted/inherited lots of tools, several were multiples and I really didn't "need" them. But tools are great and I love to have access to them and wanted to enable that access to my community as well. So I heard a podcast about a "crazy idea" to share a bunch of tools and a few weeks later forced some friends to join me in what is now the Phoenix Tool Shed.
We would like to raise $2,656 to purchase the MobileMini Shipping container so that we can END THE RENT (~$120/month) and utilize membership funds to purchase a broader range of useful tools.
You can donate however much you want, but if you donate $40 or more, not only will you be helping us reach our goal to purchase the shipping container, but you'll also be paying your annual membership fee (or extending your current membership if you're not up for renewal yet).
So please, be kind, be supportive, and be you.