Christian charity Tools With A Mission (TWAM), which sends unwanted tools to those who need them across the world, is looking for volunteer tool collectors and van drivers in the north of our diocese.
TWAM’s volunteering coordinator PAUL DALEY tells us more…
The charitable work of Tools With A Mission (TWAM) is to collect unwanted tools, refurbish them, sort them into trade kits and send them across the world for livelihood creation.
We send around 20 containers filled with over 300 tonnes of tools every year. To do this we rely on a national volunteer workforce and welcome people of all ages and abilities and any faith and no faith.
We do this because we want to help local people support their own communities through sustainable livelihood creating projects.
We believe there is dignity through work and the ability to provide for yourself and your family. We believe entire communities can be transformed through training and the provision of tool kits and equipment.
As a Christian charity, we believe that God’s heart reaches out to the poor and that he calls us to follow his example.
Our motivation is to work with faith- and non-faith-based organisations to be a refuge for the poor, a safe place to find support, hope and dignity through the provision of tools and equipment
Currently, we send out about 20 containers of tools each year, but the need is such that we could send one each week.
TWAM has a five-year growth plan which will enable us to do this but to do so we need to recruit many more volunteers.
We need tool collectors in the north of England and van drivers to serve our northern van, which is based out of Redcar.
We would be grateful therefore for any assistance you can provide in getting the need out to your churches.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more through a Zoom presentation.