SEPTL is built upon the the generosity and goodwill of its borrowers, donors, volunteers and the community.

We appreciate both monetary and tool donations:

Monetary donations:

All donations help us replace consumables, repair tools, support our volunteer events, and purchase the new tools you want most! 

Donations can be made in person at the Tool Library using credit card, cash or  check.

The one-time, optional Enrollment Donation is always given at the time of your visit, not here.

You can donate right now (but not Enrollment Donations, please):

By Credit Card at Square

By Check, mailed to: SEPTL, PO Box 86162, Portland, OR 97286

At Fred Meyer Community Rewards. They will then donate a smidge of their own profits to us each time you shop.

Tax Deductible: We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization, so your credit/debit card or check donations can be tax deductible. Our EIN : 46-1022290

Non-tax deductible: Cash donations and payment of Late Fines in any form are not tax deductible.

Tool Donations:

Due to the overwhelming generosity of our members we need to suspend walk-in tool donations. If you have a tool donation, please use our Contact page to make arrangements. THANKS!

All tool donations are tax deductible. We are happy to provide you with a receipt for your records. 

For a complete listing of the items we can, and can not, accept please view our wish list.

For space and liability concerns, gasoline-powered tools, damaged tools, and inherently dangerous items (like chainsaws and framing nailers) are not accepted. 

SEPTL may sell surplus donated items and use the proceeds towards other tool purchases, or we may transfer items to other tool libraries, or donate to other charitable organizations.

For any questions regarding tool donations, please don’t hesitate to ask.