Advocates for Health in Action (AHA), a non-profit group based in Raleigh, has made it their mission to help Triangle area residents live a better lifestyle through healthy eating and physical activity. In the month of March, AHA will be hosting several Garden Tool Drives to help community gardens in need, and they are looking for donations. If you have unwanted tools, sitting neglected in the corner of your garage, they could really use your help. Tools in good working order may be donated during one of three AHA drives.
Garden Tool Drive Dates:
Saturday, March 5 at AHA’s Dig In at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, 8:30 am-12 pm.
Tuesday, March 15 at the Alexander Family YMCA at 1603 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh in the WakeMed Rehabilitation office, 11 am-1 pm.
Monday, March 21 outside the main entrance of WakeMed Cary, 1900 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, 11 am-1 pm.
AHA will gladly accept wheel barrows, hoes, shovels, pick axes, and other gardening tools in good working order. These tools will be distributed to local community gardens in need.
Community gardening is becoming increasingly popular as more people recognize the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity. Community gardens increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for many, and promotes a sense of community involvement and awareness of where our food comes from. Unfortunately, one of the biggest hurdles community gardeners face is funding for all the supplies needed to maintain the gardens.
So if you have tools to spare, if you love gardening and community, join the AHA Garden Tool Drive. For more information, please visit the Advocate for Health in Action website.