Tools With a Mission is a Christian charity enabling people to earn a living and support themselves and their families. In many countries people have few skills, little education and no means of earning a living. A switch from aid dependency to self-sufficiency is impossible without help.
TWAM started 30 years ago, and has since provided this help by collecting and refurbishing tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sending them overseas. Through collectors and centres across the UK, a team of dedicated volunteers and supporters help transform thou-sands of lives every year.
Even with taking the best available offers – a considerable sum is required for freight charges and some countries also charge import duty on all goods from overseas.
TWAM have a number of vans which volunteers use to collect tools from various centres and take them to Ipswich for refurbishing – some of the vans are becoming worn out so funds are needed to replace them.
Note: traditionally, as well as financial donations throughout September, we have also collected used tools etc for TWAM. We can still do that, but any items collected need to be able to fit into a domestic car as the van we used is no longer available. Copies of the lists of items needed, can be picked up from the display in the coffee bar.