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Gretchen Z
4605 Freret St
(Uptown New Orleans)
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the project

Our project is to open a community tool lending library in the Freret Neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans. The Tool Lending Library will offer community members access to tools and instruction for home and garden maintenance. The Tool Lending Library is a project of NOLA TimeBank and the Freret Neighborhood Center. The Freret Neighborhood Center has been supporting neighborhood anti-blight activities since opening in 2009.

the steps

After successful completion of the ioby fundraising campaign, the buildout of the Freret Tool Lending Library will be done in November and December of 2014. In January of 2015 we will move our existing inventory (previously and generously donated by INGRAM MICRO) into the new space and put out a call for additional tool donations. January and February of 2015 will be our soft open months with volunteers learning the software and coordinating safety training and home maintenance classes.

why we're doing it

The mission of the Tool Lending Library is to assist residents in their efforts to reduce blight and preserve New Orleans' historic housing stock as well as providing training and economic development opportunities for area residents.


Monday Sept. 8 at GASA GASA on Freret come join the fun with DJ Rq Away + DJ Otto Orellana and support the New Orleans Uptown Tool Lending Library - there will be food, drink specials, prizes and a special photo booth.
Monday Sept. 8 at 11:30 am tune into WWOZ to hear Eva and Gretchen talk about the Tool Lending Library and the fundraising event at GASA GASA. 90.7 if you're in New Orleans, everywhere else.


Buildout/Rent: $1,500.00

Furniture and Fixtures: $1,000.00

Technology:computer, wifi, software: $800.00

Tools and supplies: $1,000.00

Printing and advertising: $200.00

Insurance: $500.00

TOTAL COST: $5,000.00

SUBTOTAL = $5,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5% of total) $250
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3% of non-match dollars) $90

RAISED = $4,346.00
less ioby Platform Fee (paid by New Dream) $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) (paid by New Dream) $205.29
less 3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) (paid by New Dream) $125.56
Revised Budget (10/9/14)
$4,346.00 total raised
$130.38 3% credit card fee - paid CNAD
$35.00 ioby fee - paid CNAD
$4,346.00 net funds to NPN
$304.22 NPN fiscal sponsor fee
$4,041.78 net to NOUTLL / NOLATB
$250.00 Local Tools Software fee
$391.78 T-shirts - PR items - printing
$120.00 Food for Meetings
$480.00 broadband
$1,300.00 Buildout / rent
$500.00 insurance
$1,000.00 Furniture and Fixtures
$4,041.78 TOTAL

Additional Donation, 12/16/2014

RAISED = $250.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $11.57
less 3rd Party Processing Fee (3%) $6.94

Budget update: The additional funds will be going toward our insurance coverag. We underestimated the expense on our original budget.


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