Donations

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, c/o Hinson Baptist Church, 1315 SE 20th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

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

Tax Deductible: Online donations, checks, and tool donations are processed through our fiscal sponsor, SEUplift, to make them tax deductible.

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

Tool Donations:

Tool donations can be made at the library during normal business hours.

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.

For bulk donations, larger items, or items needing transport, please contact us beforehand to coordinate a drop-off.

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.