From Our Blog
By Carol Holyoake |
Construction has commenced!
Together, we bought a 10,000 sq ft building in downtown Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
We asked the community how to best utilize the space to meet their goals and needs.
We used your feedback to prioritize programs and create floor plans.
We worked with the town and architects to turn those plans into actual construction - now underway!
Now we just need tools! Join our Tool Kitty Campaign so we can open the doors ready to rock!
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us raised enough money to break ground on Phase One renovations. Join our Tool Kitty Campaign to help stock the newly renovated facility with tools and equipment!
Thanks to everyone who has supported Makers Mill already!
There have been more than 963 donors to date and gifts of all kinds including . . .
One time gifts, recurring gifts, donor-advised funds, stocks, matching gifts, and in-kind contributions
State & Federal Funding
Northern Borders Regional Commission
Community Development Finance Authority
USDA Rural Development
Private Grants & Donor Advised Funds
Bald Peak Community Fund
The Wolfeboro Fund
Vanderheiden Family Foundation
Hussey Family Foundation
Maine Community Foundation
NH Charitable Foundation
Tax Credit Investors
Mill Street Meat Market, LLC
Meredith Village Savings Bank
Carroll County Landscape, Inc
Made on Earth
Milestone Engineering & Construction
New England Coastal Realty
Green Mountain Communications, Inc.
Stanley Elevator Company, Inc.
PSI Molded Plastics, NH Inc
Wolfeboro Family Dental
The Makers Mill is a great example of what’s needed to help tackle New Hampshire’s outmigration and workforce challenges, especially in Carroll County where they are the most pronounced.
Will Stewart, Executive Director, Stay, Work, Play NH
We agree with G.A.L.A. on the benefits of bringing a makerspace into Carroll County, and are thrilled to name Wolfeboro as the home of this regional service.
Mary DeVries, Executive Director, Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce
I am enthusiastic about working with the Makers Mill to address the gap in services for 18 - 30 yr olds who wish to upgrade their technical skills or the adults who wish to retrain for new job transitions.
Bruce Farr, President, Lakes Region Technology Center
With Phase 1 construction of the Makers Mill building underway we are shifting gears from fundraising for bricks and mortar to fundraising for tools and equipment. Feels so much more real don't you think!?
Last year we ran a very successful Tool Raiser program that brought in some pre-loved equipment and tools for the shops, but there are still some very specialized items we need such as a laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer, some of the bigger items for the wood and metal shops, and lots of supplies.
Join our Tool Kitty Campaign to help stock the makerspace with tools and equipment so we are ready to hit the road running when the doors open!