It takes a community.

With your support, we can build a meaningful space that will provide all Chicagoans with the equal opportunity to fix their bike, re-tile their bathroom, or build a garden.

We’re very grateful for your contributions of money, tools, or time.


Have tools you don’t need?

We are actively seeking tool donations! Consider donating new or used tools to us and know that your donated item will serve an entire community of individuals and families. We have a broad definition of what makes a “tool”. Our inventory will include a broad range of tools and equipment for building, fixing, and creating with a focus on equipment that is either bulky to store, expensive to purchase, or rarely used by the average person.

We ask that tool donations meet the following criteria:

  • the tool will help you accomplish a task or project

  • in good working condition

  • movable by a single person (in order to take it home and borrow it)

  • in demand/asked for by the community

  • not powered by gasoline or kerosene

The bulk of our tool inventory will be made up of donated tools! Here are some donations we would love to accept:

  • Air compressor

  • Angle grinder

  • Arc welder

  • Belt sander

  • Brick jointing tools

  • Broad fork

  • Buckets

  • Cable cutters

  • Camping equipment

  • Cement mixer

  • Chisels

  • Cider press

  • Circular saw

  • Clamps

  • Compound miter saws

  • Corded drills

  • Cordless drills (with battery!)

  • Crimpers

  • Crockpot

  • Drill bits

  • Extension cords

  • Files

  • Floor sander

  • Food dehydrator

  • Hammers

  • Hedge shears

  • Ice cream maker

  • Impact driver

  • Jig saw

  • Ladders

  • Laser level

  • Lawn coring aerator

  • Levels

  • Loom

  • Loppers

  • Metal cutters

  • Microphones

  • Motorcycle and car jacks

  • Nail gun

  • Photography light box

  • Pipe cutters

  • Planers

  • Pliers

  • Pole saw

  • Post hole digger

  • Power washer

  • Push mower

  • Ratchet straps

  • Router

  • Rubber mallet

  • Sawzall

  • Serger

  • Sewing machine

  • Shop vac

  • Shovels

  • Speakers

  • Stud finder

  • Table saw

  • Tampers

  • Tile saws

  • Tiller

  • Trowels

  • Video projector

  • Vitamix

  • Weed whacker

  • Wheelbarrow

  • Wrenches

Please note that we cannot take every tool and we reserve the right to turn away, redistribute, or sell tools we cannot use, easily service/repair, or have space to store.