Partnerships are some of the most important tools in a tool library. These organizations and individuals are sharing resources and expertise to help us serve our community:
Tilth Alliance was our fiscal sponsor, providing administration and accounting services as well as professional guidance as we launch our program from 2016 - June 2019 until we got our tex-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. For over 30 years, Tilth's mission has been "to build an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system," in Washington State.
Thornton F. McElroy Lodge and the Federal Way Masons are providing leased space to SKTL on their property. We are looking forward to serving our neighbors in South King and North Pierce Counties from this site, which is located close to I-5 and Hwy. 18 and is easily accessible by bus.
SKL Architects is providing pro bono site and building plans for our library and supplemental storage as part of the Sundberg Architectural Initiative. SKL is a nationally recognized architectural firm dedicated to civic engagement, social responsibility and sustainability in design. They are also busy helping to transform a community in Songea, Tanzania.
Lloyd Enterprises, Inc. has donated soil for our rain garden and crushed recycled concrete for our driveway. Safety Director Chris Brown has also provided us with volunteer consulting and grading services to prepare our site for construction. Lloyd is a local company with over 50 years of service in South King County.
TOTE Maritime donated two shipping containers for our building site. With decades of expertise in clean, safe and efficient cargo transport, TOTE is a proven leader in environmentally and socially responsible practices.
Advancing Leadership Youth helped introduce us to the community. The ALY 2016 class created a community project called FYI It's DIY to benefit SKTL. They raised funds, collected tool donations and created a family-friendly fair with DIY tips and hands-on activities. We liked it so much, we're making it an annual event.
WA Dept. of Ecology has awarded SKTL 2017-21 funding to reduce waste, facilitate tool sharing, repair and reuse, decrease use of gas powered tools and increase use of green tools, and educate the public about waste management and environmental stewardship.
Become a PARTNER
South King Tool Library is looking for businesses, organizations, service groups and foundations interested in partnering with us to provide tools, training and empowerment to the people of South King and North Pierce Counties. Partnership options include:
Funding (general, capital, projects, events)
In-Kind (goods, services, volunteers)
Shared events and outreach
In appreciation of your contributions, we offer public recognition in print, online and in person, which may include:
Your company info and link on our website
Posts on our blog, e-news and social media
Verbal and print recognition at events
Recognition on handouts and signage
Other print, electronic or verbal recognition
If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch. SKTL will be happy to discuss a partnership plan that fits your interests. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so donations and in-kind support may be tax-deductible as allowed by law.