How YOU Can Help

Thank you for wanting to help deserving craftsmen create a better life for their families and communities! There are several ways you can make a difference:

1. Donate your used (or new) tools

Tools for Opportunity collects new and used woodworking tools and distributes them to deserving craftsmen. If you have good, serviceable tools you’re no longer using, we will find a grateful home for them. Currently we especially need:

  • Chisels
  • Hand planes of all sizes
  • Electric drills and bits
  • Electric routers and bits
  • Carving knives
  • Turning tools

To donate your tools: please phone us at 515-292-8154 or send a message here.

2. Send a cash donation

Your cash donation will help pay for costs of shipping tools to the recipients, buying needed tools that have not been donated, or providing a loan to a deserving craftsman who may need to buy materials or supplies for his business. Please send your donation to this address, or click the link below to donate online.

Tools for Opportunity
3204 Jordan Grove
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Tools for Opportunity uses PayPal(R) to insure security for our online donors. You can either use your PayPal account, or donate with a credit card.



3. Donate your time

We need your help! Please consider donating a few hours to help these craftsmen. Currently we especially need:

  • Spanish translator to translate woodworking plans and instructions
  • People to recondition donated tools (clean, sharpen, and perform minor repairs)
  • A grant writer

To volunteer: please phone us at 515-292-8154 or send a message here. Thank you!

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