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 look back on 2020

Due to COVID, we had to adapt and change our operations plan. Instead of a Grand Opening, we ended up opening in June for drive-thru checkout of tools to remove the cost barrier for our community members and to encourage repair, maintenance, and improve individuals' quality of life. With the support of dedicated volunteers and partners, we adjusted our scheduled events and classes, developed new concepts and ideas, and moved forward to take on the 2020 with full force. 

 

While this is not exactly the path we planned, we are so excited to be able to open and start serving the community. Now, we are happy to share some of our highlights despite all the challenges:

  • As of November 2020 we have completed over 500 tool checkouts; inventoried over 700 tools; and have over 600 registered users

    • APPROXIMATE VALUE $10,000​+

  • We have also co-hosted virtual classes (including several in Spanish) with several hundred participants

    • APPROXIMATE VALUE $15,000​+

  • Our drive-thru and socially distanced events have diverted thousands of pounds of usable goods from the landfill including clothing, cell phones, lamps, fans, computers and scissors

    • APPROXIMATE VALUE $20,000+​

 

Our amazing partnerships and support from our community is the only reason this is possible and we thank you all!

We look forward to many more community events and progress as we move into 2021! Help us reach our goal for #GivingTuesday and set out for success in 2021!!

All together in 2020, we estimate that SKTL has diverted

10,000 lbs from the landfill and saved community members  approximately $45,000 during this trying time.

By helping keep funds in their pockets SKTL may have helped ease the burden of keeping the lights on or supporting local business.

We are open!

We will continue through the fall curbside pickup/checkout of prearranged tool “orders.”

Hours will be:

Saturday 11-1, Monday 11-1, Wednesday 4-6


To arrange pickup contact us directly 

by phone or text:  253-237-2290 or info@southkingtools.org 

Browse our inventory website when you login to:

due to the covid-19 pandemic:

Our building is NOT currently open to the public. Please coordinate a curbside checkout reservation for tools, or donations by call or text 253-237-2290 or email info@southkingtools.org.

Space and tools are limited, we appreciate your patience in this transitional time.

We also encourage passionate supporters to contact us for remote volunteer opportunities and signups for membership to stay connected! 

Become a member to have access to our lending library. It's open to everyone, even if you don't live in South King County. Here are step-by-step instructions for creating a membership.

Donate tools, money or your time. We value whatever you are able to share to help make this community program a success. Your support matters.

You can join our email list, follow our blog or join us at any of our meetings or events to find out what's new and get your questions answered. Contact us anytime to share your ideas.

Give an amazing gift

Our membership is completely donation based  and will become active the day we open our doors. Help us get a little closer to that goal by gifting a membership or signing your home up for a membership today!

Simply donate above and be sure to include your email contact information so we can dedicate your membership to a friend or loved one. Or donate a membership anonymously and we will gift a membership to family in need.

And don’t worry! Gift Certificates are available anytime and may be the perfect addition to your business or organization’s Gift Basket, Welcome Packet, or Swag bag.

Email us at info@southkingtools.org if you have even more ideas!039

CONTACT us:

info@southkingtools.org

253-237-2290

1700 S 340th St, Federal Way, WA 98003

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