Seeking donated used tools and volunteers

Inez Russell, executive director of Waco’s Friends for Life, announced Friday the newest project for the 30-year old organization. The group plans to open a tool thrift shop at 430 Lake Air Dr. (the old Another Season’s Consignment Shop).

The project is patterned on a successful program in Fairport, NY, which has raised more than $750,000 in its 8-year history for a senior services program in Fairport. The New York program is sharing valuable information with Friends for Life on setting up the new shop. The program will be staffed and managed by volunteers with the goal of providing on-going funding for Friends for Life’s work with the elderly and people with disabilities in 45 Texas counties.

The shop needs shelving, display units, bins for small items and pegboards to hang tools, as well as building tools.  To donate please contact Easton at 254.772.8100 ext. 501 to schedule a time to drop off or have your tools picked up. View a list of what we do and do not accept here

If you are interested in Volunteering, Click here to learn more!!

We are needing help getting supplies to set up to store and clean the tools. If you would like to donate something other than tools check out our wish list here or to make a donation click here.

For more information, please go friendsforlife.org, call Easton Preston, 772-7600 or email tools@friendsforlife.org

The following link features a video about the Fairport, NY, program from 2015 that gives a nice overview of what the new shop will be: