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What WORKAID does

WORKAID tackles poverty by providing disadvantaged people with the tools they need to learn a skilled trade and earn a living.

Since 1986, WORKAID has helped around 100,000 disadvantaged people to break the cycle of poverty and build better lives for themselves and their families.  


How we do it

Unwanted tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK and refurbished by a team of dedicated volunteers at the WORKAID workshop. The refurbished tools are then sent to vocational training projects where they help vulnerable and disadvantaged people to learn trade skills and start their own businesses.

Any items which are not suitable for sending overseas can be sold in the WORKAID shop or on e-bay to help fund our work.

Help break the cycle of poverty

  • We accept donations including all trade tools (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, building, blacksmithing, welding, lathes, motor mechanic tools, manual and electric sewing machines, knitting machines, leather working, upholstering, haberdashery, wools and yarns, sturdy adult bicycles, horticultural tools, typewriters and many other items.
  • You can support WORKAID by:
    (1) Donating your unwanted tools.
    (2) Giving your time as a volunteer.
    (3) Making a donation

How WORKAID helped Annie


 With the tools and equipment donated by WORKAID, Annie is now able to feed her family and earn a living by cultivating a small garden . From this Annie can put food on the table and earn through the sale of any surplus.