Getting Involved:

*For all donations, please provide a name and shipping address so we can acknowledge your contribution on our website and send you a small gift!



Financial Contributions

Financial contributions enable us to acquire the most up to date and safe tools, restore existing equipment, and manage the Traveling Tool Library. To make a cash or check donation, send donations to 109 Barton Pl. Ithaca, NY 14850, checks payable to Building Community. To donate via PayPal, use the button below:

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Tool Donation

Donations of new and gently used hand and power tools can be made by dropoff at 109 Barton Pl or pickup by appointment. Some broken tools may be accepted to be fixed during monthly Tool Restoration Workshops. Donated tools will be used for Tool Library construction and will be incorporated into the catalog of tools available for circulation. Email us to arrange an appointment.

We are looking for: Air Compressor | Air Hose | Air Gun | Angle Grinder | Awl | Belt Sander | Cordless Driver | Cordless Drill (Battery) | Jigsaw  | Drill | Broom |Handsaws | Carving Tools | Clamps | Chalkline | Chisel | Chop Saw | Circular Saw | Combination Square |  Router Bits | Tape Measure | Drill Bits | Ear Muffs | Extension Cord |  Ladder | Level | Framing Nailer | Shop Vac | Hammer |  Hole Saw | Speed Square |Scroll Saw | Orbital Sander | Calipers | Biscuit Joiner | Plumb Bob | Reciprocating Saw | Mallet | Ruler | Saw Horse | Shop Light | Stapler Gun | Thickness Planer | Table Saw | Tile Saw | Chainsaw | Hacksaw | Shear | Vise Grips | Tamper | Heat Gun


You can volunteer at the Tool Library. Tasks can include cleaning and organizing the Tool Library, assisting checkout and returns, restoring and cleaning tools,  and managing the Tool Library Catalog.

Building Material Donation

We are happy to accept donations in the form of building materials, whether it’s dimension lumber, plywood, nails, screws, or hardware. Email us to arrange an appointment for pickup or dropoff.