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Tool and material donations

Each year, volunteers at WORKAID refurbish, restore and  "Tool-Cylce" over 80 tonnes of donated tools and equipment which is collected from all over the UK.

The refurbished tools are then carefully packed and sent to vocational training projects in Africa and the UK, enabling vulnerable and disadvantaged people to learn a skilled trade and earn a living.

We accept all Trade and DIY Tools.  This is a summary of what we need and the full list can be viewed here .

Carpentry tools Plumbing tools Agricultural tools
Car Mechanic tools Electrical tools Masonry tools
Haberdashery Wools and Yarn Fabrics


Electric Sewing Machines Manual Sewing Machines Overlockers
Industrial Sewing Machines Knitting Machines  
Bicycles Manual Typewriters  

WORKAID has a friendly team across the UK who will collect donated tools and equipment and arrange for ithem to be transported to its Buckinghamshire workshop for refurbishment and servicing.

To find your nearest collector click here and zoom in to your area. Alternatively, call the office on 01494 775220.


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