Thank you for considering a donation to the SE Seattle Tool Library!

As a 501(c)3 non-profit (EIN 46-5378620), all donations to the SE Seattle Tool Library are tax deductible. Please contact us if you have questions regarding a donation: Email or call 202.780.7296.

Donate Funds

The SE Seattle Tool Library depends on your support. We rely solely on your donations to continue and develop our operations. Please consider donating online via Paypal, or in person via cash, credit card, or check (made out to Southeast Seattle Tool Library), during our open hours! All else being equal, we prefer checks or cash in person at the library, so that a buck of your donation doesn’t get swallowed by processing fees!

Donate Tools

We are happy to receive almost any tool donation! The main requirements are that all donated tools (1)must be in good working order, and (2) must NOT be gas powered (hand powered or electric powered tools only, please!) See the tool library’s formal gift acceptance policy.

To donate a tool, please e mail or bring your donations in to the library during open hours.

We maintain a wishlist of tools on, if you want to tack something onto your order next time you shop! In addition, here are some other tools that we could use:

Shop Tools
Wood Chipper (Heavy Duty Electric)
Tool Chests
Clamps, Any and All Kinds
Edge Sander
Canning Supplies
Chop Saws
Pruning Tools
Air Compressors (Small and Large)
Floor Sander
Machining Tools
Lawn Roller
Metal Working Tools
Palm Nailer
Orbital Sanders
Surface Planers
Table top Belt Sanders
Pneumatic Tools
Pressure Washer (Heavy Duty /Electric)
Router & Shaper bits
Shoring Jack
Sod Cutter (Manual)
Sod Lifter (Manual)
Soil Moisture Meter
Soil pH Tester
Yard Trimmers (Weedwackers)
Specialty Automotive Tools

The Southeast Seattle Tool Library is proud to partner with the Sharehouse to find a good home for any excess donations that we receive. When you drop off common tools that the library has sufficient numbers of, like hammers, screwdrivers, tape measures, scissors, paint brushes, pliers, levels, or nails, we’ll include your donated items in basic toolkits for use by Sharehouse clients as they transition from homelessness and establish themselves in their new homes.

Donate Time

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Read more about donating your time and expertise on our volunteer page.

We are registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law; Information regarding the Southeast Seattle Tool Library’s charitable registration is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting