Help Us Fill Legacy's Toolbox

Your donation of new (or gently used!) tools keeps history alive.

It all starts with having the right tools in the right hands.

Our built history needs Legacy, and Legacy needs you! Well, specifically: your gently used (or new!) tools…

Our team of dedicated workshop and deconstruction volunteers are amazing, but their full potential can only be realized with a (metaphorical and literal) full toolbox. Your tool donation helps us save history, one piece at a time.

Want to see what your donation makes possible? Click here to read the story of J. T. John Mill, irreparably damaged by Hurricane Dorian but meticulously saved, piece by piece, by Legacy’s team of volunteers.

To donate tools to our warehouse and wood shop, please stop by during business hours: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00am-2:00pm, and Thursday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Call 910.660.8960 (office) or 910.338.6443 (cell) to speak with Legacy’s Assistant Manager, Kelly Hurst. You can also email


Remember: Donations are tax deductible!

Beyond tools, our projects require many materials that have to be regularly replenished.


Want to pitch in? We can never get enough:

* sandpaper (for belt and sanding by hand)
* paint brushes
* shop towels
* wood glue (gallon)
* acetone
* polyurethane (clear, matte and satin)
* odorless mineral spirits
* paint thinner
* denatured alcohol
* batteries
* tarps and tie downs


  • metal ladders
  • sawhorse brackets
  • crowbars (36-inch and 42-inch)
  • wrecking bars (42-inch)
  • hammers
  • flat bars
  • nail pullers
  • die grind wheels
  • glue guns
  • new saw blades (12-, 10- and 7-inch)
  • drill bits (wood and steel) 
  • large clamps
  • flashlights 
  • battery-operated lights
  • chainsaw blades
  • dollies
  • screw guns
  • skill saw
  • orbital sander
  • panel cart
  • bottle jack
  • 5/16th-inch cable with hooks
  • 5/16th-inch, Grade 30 chain with I/grab hooks

We can’t help but dream a little… 

Here are the three items that would truly take us over the top!

  • 3-ton floor jack
  • radial arm saw
  • large wood planer