Thingeries - a new lending library for all sorts of things.

Perhaps you have just a small household repair to make and you need to use just one tool. A tool that you don't own, and really just need for this one job, and no one you know has this tool either. What you need is a Thingery - a lending hub that provides a variety of things to its members.

There is a movement in Vancouver to launch multiple Thingery locations in several Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods. The Thingeries are converted shipping containers that hold a variety of goods that members can borrow.

The container is accessed with a pin code lock, and the pin is granted to members who sign up and pay a one time lifetime fee (currenty $50) with a $29 annual maintenance fee.

What's in the container depends on what's been donated by the community, or procured based on community needs. Things like tools, sports & recreation equipment and event & entertainment gear.

There are currently several sights approved, and the group is in a membership drive that concludes on January 30th, with a goal to get 500 members on board which is needed to secure the balance (50% backing) from Vancity Credit Union. Sounds interesting!

A Thingery shipping container.


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