Buying Pink Tools Can Support Breast Cancer Research

Buying Pink Tools Can Support Breast Cancer Research

Five years ago, one of my best friends showed up for the volunteer construction project we were working on with a big grin on her face. “I have a surprise for you,” she said. After insisting I close my eyes for the effect, she placed something in my hand. It was heavy and rectangular with a slightly rough texture.

ladies pink tool kitI opened my eyes to find a pink tool box resting in my hand. Upon opening the pink tool box, I found pliers, screwdriver sets, and other helpful tools –all in pink.

She giggled and said, “Now none of the guys will run off with your tools.” The thought of a full-grown man with a 5 o’clock shadow running around with my pink tools in his hand made me smile. Since then, I’ve learned of an even better motive for buying pink tools: supporting breast cancer research. Take, for example, the website: www.littlepinktools.com/.

By buying pink tools, in kits or separately, you will be donating to Breast Cancer Research. The Little Pink Tools company gives 10% of all sales to the Breast Cancer Research cause. An additional benefit is that all tools come with a lifetime guarantee.

That’s not a bad deal—buy beautiful, guaranteed tools and support a great cause! Another company promoting the same cause is pink Tomboy Tools, who donates $1 from selected products and 5% of profits from pink hand tools to charitable organizations including animal shelters and breast cancer research. Though tomboy tools are not as focused in its donations to breast cancer (as it divides it among other charitable organizations), it is still nice to know that purchasing a tool you need will help a woman or animal in need. Maybe you feel you don’t use tools very often, so why support the sale of a pink tool?

Though you may not be a professional construction worker or ceramic tile layer, would it be nice to have a cordless drill on hand to hand a picture in your home without borrowing from the neighbor? And, like it or not, we all have had to use a screwdriver or pliers at some point in our life (even if we hate the thought of tools).

It can give a sense of satisfaction to have a handy toolkit around the home or in the automobile. So, if you are thinking of making such a purchase, perhaps you can buy a pink tool box or pink toolkit and support a worthy cause at the same time!



 

Why Do I Have A Pink Tool Box?

pink tool chestWhy Do I Have A Pink Tool Box?

The answer to that may surprise you. My pink tool box is made by the first company to import stainless steel tool boxes to this country – Cala Industries, makers of The Original Pink Box. My tool box is pink, and so are the accessories (or tools as someone of the male orientation might call them).

My “accessories” include everything from hammers and screwdrivers to wrenches and pliers for every occasion. I have pink hex keys and a pink tape measure and a level. They are all pink, every last one. “Why to pink?” you may ask, and I wouldn’t fault you for your curiosity.

It is as a reminder to one and all that the world needs to find a cure for a terrible disease that affects millions and takes millions of lives every year. Breast cancer. I think it is amazing that pink has come to represent so completely the cause of breast cancer research.

It all started with the Susan G. Komen “Race for a Cure” events to draw awareness to the cause of breast cancer research. Their symbol, a pink bow, has come to represent that cause. Anyone and everyone who sees a pink bow connects it with the Komen Foundation and the need to cure breast cancer. But now that pink symbol has carried over to other objects as many corporations have adopted that charity and produce products to sell that are all pink, with the promise that they will donate a certain percentage of profits from the sale of those pink products to the Susan G. Komen For a Cure organization to combat breast cancer. It’s like pink has gone viral! Thus my pink tool box.

But it doesn’t stop there. I also own a very non-macho looking electric driller, and a sander and jig saw that are also all pink! I get a lot of ribbing, but I’m also seeing more and more pink tools turning up, some in the most surprising places! Like the guy we hired to build our new deck … big guy.

Lots of muscle to go along with that pink battery powered screwdriver he was using. Turned out, his mother died of breast cancer. He wanted to do his part for the cause. So if you too would like to do your part, make a contribution by buying your own pink tool box, or some other pink product – for the cause!



 

Pink Tool Belts: Here’s To Good Health

Pink Tool Belts: Heres To Good Health

I am a breast cancer survivor. I am also really into volunteering. One of my favorite causes is Habitat for Humanity. What better way to give to a charitable cause than to get in there and physically apply your elbow grease? I mean, it is a great and generous thing to make a monetary donation if you can, but I cannot describe the joy that comes from pouring your heart and soul into a project and seeing the results in the relief, joy and gratitude shown on the faces of the recipients.

Whenever I am working on one of these projects with my friends for Habitat for Humanity we bring our tools along, conveniently hanging on our pink tool belts. Yes, you heard me right. I said pink. I figure, why not kill two causes with one stone. As I said previously, I am a cancer survivor … breast cancer, to be more precise.

They are all proud to wear them with me as I have mostly bought each one their bright pink tool belt. pink tool beltsWhat does that have to do with pink tool belts? Well, perhaps you have heard of the Susan G. Komen For a Cure organization. They’re the sponsors of the annual Komen “Race for a Cure” event that is now held nationwide.

It is a very active fundraising event that focuses on finding a cure for breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen foundation is the one that started those little pink bows you see people wearing as a reminder not to forget the need for contributions to this cause. Now, though, the pink theme has gone viral, so to speak, and incorporates many products … all pink … into this brand.

Pink is everywhere! It even has shown up in power tools … and in my aforementioned pink tool belt. The companies who make and sell these pink products have pledged to donate a percentage of their sales of these items to the Susan G. Komen For A Cure charity to support breast cancer research. It is a superb idea and has taken off!

It has gotten to the point now where the color pink has come to be associated not just with little girls, but with breast cancer research. So when you see tradespeople or handymen or handywomen wearing or using a pink electric drill or screwdriver or sander, or electric mixer or other kitchen appliance, or t-shirts … the list goes on and on, think of the Susan G. Komen foundation and make a contribution to the cause of eliminating breast cancer.  



 

Shopping For A Pink Screwdriver Set

A Pink Screwdriver Set – Can You Use One

pink screw driver and pink tool beltAnytime there is a home improvement project to be done, the last thing a woman wants is to have to rely on a man to help her out. There is no reason a project cannot be done without hiring someone or waiting for someone to come over. Whenever there is a project at hand, there is nothing like having just the right tools to fit perfectly into a woman’s hand.

To make it even better, when there is a pink screwdriver set, she will even look fabulous as she is working on whatever problem or project needs to be addressed around the home or the apartment. Let’s face it, there are a lot of tools and screwdriver sets on the market today that can even be difficult for a guy to hold onto and manipulate.

If you are a woman looking to have tools handy for anything that may arise, there is nothing quite like having a classy pink screwdriver set. Believe it or not, it has even been proven in some studies that the colors surrounding you will have an impact on how you feel and how you perform. If you are a fan of pink, then you are surely going to see that your project tackling skills will be boosted if you have a set of pink tools or a pink screwdriver set.

Today, there are some pink tools that come in sets that are just right for a woman who likes to have the ability to fix whatever is needed around the home.

To make these pink screwdriver sets and pink tools even better, each set or piece that is sold will go towards supporting the fight against breast cancer. When you think about it, buying some of these cool pink tools is pretty much a winning situation all around.

Whether you are shopping for a pink screwdriver set or pink tools for yourself or for someone you know and love, you are going to see that this is one thoughtful addition to any arsenal of home improvement tools. Sometimes, you can even find smaller toolkits that are easy to take along on the go for the woman who needs to have a few extra tools handy should anything need a little bit of tweaking.

All in all, the right pink screwdriver set will help you to have the right stuff to fix whatever is broken while also helping you to support vital breast cancer research.


 

Pink Ladies Tool Kit – For a Cure

Pink Ladies Tool Kit – Helping To Find A Cure

As a single female and a homeowner, I recognize the importance of acquiring a few “handyman” skills. It is just too darn expensive to have to pay a professional to come out whenever there is a problem involving household repairs. That is why I have made it a point to build up an arsenal of tools pink ladies tool kit and work as well as some handyman skills. ladies pink tool kitThe first thing I bought in the way of tools was a pink ladies tool kit. Pink?

Yes, I did say pink.

I just figured I would kill two birds with one stone that way. I get this fantastic toolkit full of everything I could want or need for basic household repairs and projects. I mean this kit has everything: from hammers and screwdrivers, to a level and hex keys … and everything in between. It is certainly everything I would use.

The extent of my handyman skills go little further than picture hanging and maybe building a shelf or putting up curtain rods. If it’s too major, I call in the experts: the plumber, the building contractor, the electrician, or a real handyman.

Still, I have put my little pink ladies tool kit to use many times and am glad to have it. But that brings us back to the big question: Why Pink? The answer has nothing to do with my “girliness” or my ignorance of the women’s movement. It has to do with breast cancer and Susan G. Komen’s For A Cure Foundation.

Anytime you see a person using a pink ladies tool kit, or a pink power tool, you know that is a person who cares … who chose pink because a portion of their purchase price went to make a donation to Susan G. Komen’s breast cancer research charity. It’s nice to know that your money is so well spent. Every time you look at that toolkit or use a tool, it is a reminder that a donation was made to this wonderful charity when you purchased that pink ladies tool kit.

This organization has accomplished so much good with their annual “Race for a Cure” events, and their other fundraising events. It all started with a little pink bow, and now it is any number of products … all pink, to represent the Komen name and foundation. If you have an opportunity to buy one of these Pink Ladies Tool Kit – For a Cure, I recommend it highly. It is for a good cause.