Your unwanted tools


We want your unwanted tools and equipment

What Tools can you Donate?

June 2020 – We’re putting in place a new process for receiving and handling donations. Donations will be welcomed at The Old Boot Factory once more after Monday, 15th June (not at Area Collectors yet), however, we’ll only have a limited number of volunteers available so review our accepted/refused items list below before donating to help make the process much quicker.  We would appreciate items that are in working order and in good condition. If in doubt please email or phone 01494 775220. 

When you arrive, you may be asked to wait if others are already donating so we can maintain social distancing rules. If it’s ok to do so, you’ll be directed to a location where someone will help you and items will be placed in a container, sealed once it’s full and quarantined for 5 days.  Thank you for bearing with us and for your continued support. It’s very much appreciated.

Details about arrangements for The Workaid Shop can be found HERE

We rely wholly on your unwanted tools and equipment donations and accept a very wide range even if they are vintage or antique. General hand tools are fantastic whether carpentry, horticultural, electrical and engineering but bigger machines such as welding and milling machines are welcome. Knitting and sewing machines and general haberdashery items are in high demand. Click the Accepted Items button below for a complete list.

Proof is in our success stories. Sammy aged 18 completed a course in Electrical Installation and was able to use the tools donated by Workaid to the Ebusiralo Polytechnic. Beatrice, a disabled mum from Zambia, trained in tailoring using our donated sewing machines and has gone on to run her own business and become a trainer herself.

Accepted Items
Items Not Accepted

From your Home to those in Need

The process is simple. You can either drop-off your tools at our Chesham workshop or click on the Where to Donate Your Tools button above to find your nearest drop-off point. We have friendly teams across the UK who store your donated tools and equipment and arrange for them to be transported to our Chesham workshop for refurbishment and servicing.

Donation Ideas