How You Can Help

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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:

Donate Your New (Or Used) 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, call us at (515) 292-1854 or send us a message.

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. Cash donations may be sent through the mail or conveniently through PayPal.

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

Donate Your Time

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

  • Volunteers to join us on our next trip to El Salvador

  • Spanish translator to translate woodworking plans and instructions

  • People to recondition donated tools (clean, sharpen, and perform minor repairs)

  • A grant writer


Your Donations Make a Difference

Hammer: $5
Level: $10
Squares: $15
Set of carving knives: $25
Sharpening stones: $30
Set of chisels: $40
Block plane: $50
Bench plane: $60
Hand tool kit: $200


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