At St Mary's we are working in partnership with:
'Tools With A Mission'
in order to create sustainable livelihoods for people in Africa's poorest communities.
If you have unwanted tools, we are happy to take them to enpower people to build sustainable livelihoods in Africa.
TWAM is a Christian charity who collect and refurbished unwanted tools/sewing equipment which is sent to the developing world for livelhood creation projects.
We are open to receive tools on the 1st Saturday of every month 9am-11am. Just turn up.
We collect at The Rectory, 3 Bateman Road
East Leake, LE12 6LN
What do we take?
We accept most tools, knitting/sewing equipment and other sundries like kneedles, tread etc.
for a full guide of we take click here.
A real life storey
Nicholas is a great example of someone who was helped by TWAM tools at just the right time before getting caught up with local gangs. He lost his parents at a young age and was about to drop out of school. Fortunately, a friend introduced him to Faith Orphanage, who use tools that they receive from TWAM to teach useful skills to people struggling with formal education. There, he learned carpentry, as well as business skills to help him open his own business. He was given his own TWAM carpentry kit when he graduated, allowing him to start his own business.
Stories like this are what we want to enable to happen every day and that is why we have started collecting tools of all sorts, from agricultural and carpentry to plumbing and Motor mechanics - sewing machines and Haberdashery.
Find out more at: www.twam.uk