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How to donate your tools

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Tools Wanted

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Agricultural tools: fork, spade, hoe, garden rake, hand fork and trowel, lopper, secateurs and hand shears


Builders’ tools: spade, shovel, 3ft spirit level, axe, crowbar, fork, sledgehammer, bow saw, bolsters, chisels, all types of hammers and trowels, pin and lines, tape measures, hacksaws and Stanley and hacksaw blades


Carpenters’ tools: bevel, braces, clamps, hand drills and bits, all types of files and hammers, Stanley knife, all types of planes and saws, pliers, rules, all types of saws and screwdrivers, squares plus screws, nails and bolts


Electricians’ tools: allen keys, hand drills and bits, all types of pliers and hacksaws, screwdrivers, spanners, soldering iron, voltmeter


Motor mechanics’ tools: allen keys, cold chisels, breast drill and bits, all types of hammers and pliers, punches, metric socket sets, spanners, adjustable spanners, cantilever toolboxes, tyre pressure gauge


Plumbers’ tools: basin or tap wrench, wire brush, breast drill and bits, various grips and saws, screwdriver, oil can etc


Garage workshop: hydraulic jack, axle stands, battery charger, ramps and large engineer's vice


Power tools: hand and bench drills, sander, planer, jigsaw, circular, band and chop saws, lathe, cultivator, rotavator, welding machine and generator

Sewing machines: manual, electric, treadle and industrial


Knitting machines: machine and hand wool, needles and patterns


Haberdashery: needles, cottons, large material pieces/rolls, buttons, zips, tapes


Fully working IT equipment: desktop computers and laptops running a minimum of Microsoft Windows 7, modern flatscreen monitors, tablets


Bibles: in modern English

No thank you

It’s not about what we want, it’s about what people can use.  What may be useful to us, may not be useful to recipients in our partner countries.  If we say we can’t take something, we’re not being ungrateful, we’re just being honest.

All broken tools - we can sharpen and remove surface rust, but can’t repair or take tools with woodworm.


Ladders and step ladders


Lawn rakes/long-handled shears, hedge trimmers, electric strimmers, Workmate benches


Electric and hand lawnmowers


Printers, scanners, typewriters


Disability aids: walking frames, wheelchairs, medicines and glasses


Clothes and shoes


Bikes - try Re-Cycle


Books - try Books2Africa


Embroidery materials, curtains and weaving materials

Cooking pots, pans and kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery, household appliances and musical instruments

This isn’t an exhaustive list, just the main things we’re offered by well-meaning supporters on a regular basis

Please note:

Sometimes people donate tools that are not suitable to send to Africa, either due to their age or because they would not be used. We also have some tools donated in such quantities that we cannot use all of them. On these occasions, we will attempt to sell the items to raise vital funds for our work.

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