Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the M&T Charitable Foundation, the Tool Library’s annual calendar of service days got a big boost! As an organization that empowers individuals and neighborhoods by providing affordable access to tools, the Tool Library also...
Bailey Fights Blight is a community-based project working to improve public spaces and re-imagine vacant or underutilized properties on Bailey Avenue.
Through community cleanups, guerilla gardening and public art, Bailey Fights Blight is helping to redevelop one of Buffalo’s major East Side commercial corridors.
In 2018, the Tool Library worked with more than 160 resident, business and student volunteers along the Bailey Avenue corridor. Activities included removing graffiti, mulching tree pits, doing clean-ups and using the City of Buffalo’s 311 app to advocate for safer streets.
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BAILEY FIGHTS BLIGHT BY THE NUMBERS
25 Service Events
1,760 Volunteer Hours
*Based on value of volunteer time and material costs (paint, rollers, brushes, mulch, etc.)
NEWS & UPDATES
Saturday, May 18th Service Days 2019: Bailey Avenue Mulchmania Nothing gets us moving and grooving on a Saturday morning like a steaming pile of mulch! Join The Tool Library, University Heights Collaborative, Bailey Avenue Business Association, University District Community Development...
Join the The Tool Library and our community partners for close to a dozen service events across University District this fall! Whether it’s tree planting, garden tending, street cleaning, or some light leaf blowing, there’s a way for you to get...
Project Partners: Bailey Avenue Business Association, Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, Junior League of Buffalo, Team Razor Wire, UB Office of Community Relations, University District Community Development Association, University Heights Collaborative, University District Block Club Coalition, University Heights Tool Library
Bailey Fights Blight is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Service Initiative of Western New York