03/01/1999 AT 12:00 AM EST
"Home Improvement" star Tim Allen is donating all profits from the Tim Allen Signature Tools collection to children's charities. Allen, who is hanging up his tool belt tonight after playing Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor for eight seasons on ABC, founded his line of signature power and hand tools three years ago as a way to raise money for kids. "I have always enjoyed do-it-yourself projects," Allen said. "Being in a position to actually help design and bring tools to market is an incredible opportunity. Being able to fund charities as a result is phenomenal."