Occupation: Sawing wood to shape
Namesake: Dorothy Donaldson, the first woman to attend the Institute of Civil Engineers
Superpower: Travels anywhere
Meet Dorothy the Circular Saw – Helping local communities thrive
Dorothy the Circular Saw happily comes along to every outside build we do in the community. Take our Volunteer Assembly, an annual event where local groups pitch their ideas for potential projects – from bird tables, potting sheds, even a vegetable shop. With her power and versatility, Dorothy makes any project possible. Your donation will make sure this scheme continues to help both Dorothy and local communities thrive.
Dorothy and the team have built 15 projects across Edinburgh, and they’re ready for their next challenge. Are you up for joining them?
I’M READY TO ADOPT! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Now you’ve chosen the tool you want to adopt, pick the plan that suits you:
How does it work?
As well as the pride in being the adopter of one of our tools and a supporter of our community projects, you will receive updates twice a year on how your tool is building a shared future. Most importantly, you’ll receive an adoption certificate to show off to everyone just how great you are.
£5 per month/direct debit
Ensure your chosen tool’s upkeep & maintenance, plus your donation will support one mentorship session on our Tools for Life programme.
£10 per month/direct debit
Ensure your chosen tool’s upkeep & maintenance, plus your donation will support two mentorship sessions on our Tools for Life programme.
£20 per month/direct debit
Ensure your chosen tool’s upkeep & maintenance, plus your donation will support four mentorship sessions on our Tools for Life programme.
ONE-OFF GIFT PAYMENT
How does it work?
Stuck for an amazing present idea for your tool loving pal, parent or pet (hey, who’s judging)? We have two fantastic gift options to choose from:
£20 one-off donation
This will pay for the repair of a poorly Power Tool to get back up and running in the community. Plus, the receiver will get a certificate showing how their newly revived tool is building a better future for everyone.
£50 one-off donation
This will pay for two new blades to keep our table saw cutting wood. The receiver will get a certificate to see which community project they’ve helped create. Plus, they’ll get a 50% off voucher for one of our awesome classes to see it in action.