K-12 Public Education

Harbor Freight Tools is proud to support students and teachers in K-12 public schools across the country. The Harbor Freight gift card program provides donations to K-12 public schools to support activities such as classroom projects and skilled-trades programs. To learn more or request a donation click here.

Harbor Freight Associates have participated in volunteer service at schools in their communities, building school gardens and creating back-to-school backpacks filled with school supplies for families who cannot afford to buy them. Harbor Freight Associates have also supported nationwide programs that give high school students access to career skills and experience, such as SkillsUSA. 

Harbor Freight and its Associates are also major supporters of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, the program created by Harbor Freight founder and CEO Eric Smidt to drive increased understanding, support and investment in skilled trades education in U.S. public schools. Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is a program of The Smidt Foundation.


Harbor Freight has a deep appreciation and respect for the those who serve our country in the armed forces. We are indebted to these veterans for their service in protecting the rights and freedoms we cherish as Americans.

Harbor Freight’s gift card donations program proudly supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving veterans.  To request a donation, click here.

Harbor Freight Associates support veterans through volunteer activities that support VA hospitals with meal programs and create care packages for veterans who need hats, gloves and blankets and other basic supplies.

Harbor Freight has been named one of America’s best employers for veterans by Forbes Magazine and has received the “Outstanding Corporate Partner” award from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

Harbor Freight Tools Foundation, LLC, a part of The Smidt Foundation, is a contributor to veteran-serving organizations including the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and The Mission Continues.

First Responders

We salute the people who serve as first responders with law enforcement and public safety agencies, and we are grateful for their daily commitment to making our communities safe places to live, work and play.

We support local Fire Departments, Emergency Medical Services agencies and Law Enforcement agencies with gift cards and tool donations to help make their work easier and safer. To request a donation or learn more about the gift card program click here.