January – Second Chance & Baltimore Community Toolbank

When the weather outside is frightful, we bundle up and get to work in two of our favorite city warehouses!! For our January event, we partnered with Second Chance and the Baltimore Toolbank for two great events!

  • Second ChanceΒ – This is an organization that gives people and building materials a second chance. Instead of destroying, they deconstruct homes and buildings to sell the materials and use the money to hire people who deserve a second chance at life, most of whom were incarcerated at one point. We got to work in their 200,000 square foot warehouse pulling nails from wood, measuring windows, organizing inventory, processing recent donations, and more so everything can be sold and reused and they can continue hiring people worthy of a second chance.
  • Baltimore Community ToolBank – One of our favorite organizations and best partners, the ToolBank rents tools to Baltimore’s nonprofit community, giving organizations like VU access to thousands of tools without having to buy or store them. So much of our impact around Baltimore happens with ToolBank tools in our hands and now we have a chance to give back to them and help increase capacity for all of the nonprofits they serve. We were in their warehouse building wheelbarrows and improving their equipment.

Check out our friends below who made January’s event possible:

To see all the photos from our event, head on over to theΒ photos page.