Nashville Tools for Schools (NTFS) began in June of 2006 when a group of volunteers repaired drywall at the Hillsboro High School football press box. By the end of May 2010, NTFS volunteers had worked with 64 Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Many of these schools have called the NTFS team back for multiple projects.
The most popular product of NTFS is a two-person computer desk. It seems that school budgets were often not able to include enough desks, and NTFS has responded by providing hundreds of inexpensive (modest cost of materials) desks for many schools in Nashville.
NTFS has attracted a core of volunteers who work regular hours in the shop building simple furniture items such as desks, benches, and shelving. In addition, NTFS attracts volunteer groups from churches and schools, and can also call on a wide range of experts for special projects.