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In the last four years, the Guelph Tool Library has gone from a small, grassroots working group run by a few volunteers, to an incorporated not-for-profit with over 1000 tools, kits and appliances available for borrow. We have over 500 members, and we have processed almost 9,000 loans. The GTL has always strived to keep memberships and workshops affordably priced so that anyone in Guelph and the surrounding area are able to join without financial barriers.
In 2020, our organization saw a lot of challenges and changes, just like everyone else. We lost access to our space in Tytler Public school, we repaired and replaced some highly sought-after specialty tools and we’ve had some increased operating costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now as we regain our footing and adapt operations to suit ever-changing needs and safety standards, we’ll be increasing our membership rates to ensure we can continue to provide well-maintained tools and exceptional programming. Starting Monday, November 16th, the base price for membership through our website and in-person will increase to $60 for the year.
Lending is the new Spending
Through our Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign, we’re offering last-chance pricing for a limited time only. Memberships will be available starting at just $40, and we’ve also got a variety of packages and sponsorship options available, like “The Bee’s Knees”, which includes membership and a set of handmade beeswax wraps. Or, the “stylish supporter” includes membership and a GTL t-shirt. If you’d like to help subsidize membership for someone in the community, check out our “Lend a Wing” option, which provides membership for you, and a second membership is gifted to an individual in our community facing financial barriers. For those looking to offer more financial support, check out options like “Make The Call” in support of our cell phone recycling program, “Work It Out”, which supports our workshop series, and “The Big Ticket”, which allows us to purchase high-end specialty tools.
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Visit our Indiegogo page to check out the details for each pricing tier. This campaign runs until Sunday, December 13th, and quantities for each tier are limited, so don’t delay! Be sure to share this campaign with your family and friends! Be sure to follow us on social media for campaign updates, workshop announcements, and more!
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