Help three community organisations replace their tools and keep them safe.
Richmond Community Gardens, The Riverlution Collective and The Green Lab have all been hit hard by a spate of coordinated theft. In the week before Christmas, Christchurch had a month's worth of rain in two days. Under the cover of darkness and downpour, thieves used power tools to cut through steel bolts and into lock boxes, stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools which are used by our organisations and volunteers to construct community projects.
We are small organisations that do a lot of mahi with the little funding we have. We are seeking the community's help to fundraise for additional security measures and to go toward replacements tools (we will either use the funds raised for our insurance excesses or for tool replacement).
Please share widely. In line with our kaupapa, we would also accept safe, working pre-loved tools.
The Green Lab works to contribute to the social wellbeing ecosystems in Ōtautahi Christchurch through the creation of meaningful greening events and spaces.
Money will be spent on replacing tools for three organisations (either directly spent on tools or insurance excess) and improving security measures (such as getting additional alarms, new locks engineered and additional lockboxes installed).
Thank you for your support! 8 February 2022
Ngā mihi nui - thank you to all who have supported. When we put this together we were unsure of how the community was placed and didn't want to aim too high. With the amazing support we've had in the past 24 hours since our story went live, we've adjusted the goal to reflect the value of tools taken more accurately. You can read more about our story here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/127706556/20000-worth-of-power-tools-and-gardening-equipment-stolen-from-christchurch-community-groups