Donate Building Materials, Appliances & Furniture to ReStore
Please note – we no longer accept paint or stain of any kind. Unfortunately, we were receiving too many cans of ‘dead’ paint that cost us more to discard than we made on the good cans we received.
We encourage homeowners, builders, contractors, businesses and distributors to donate new or re-usable kitchen cabinets, appliances, furniture, doors, windows and building materials, as well as any inventory that is overstocked or discontinued. The ReStore offers an alternative, cost-effective means for disposal of good, clean, reuseable items and will provide the donor with a receipt suitable for tax deduction reporting . Please do not take offense when we ask questions about the items you wish to donate. We need to ensure that they are in the condition we know we can sell in the store. We do not have a repair shop, cleaning department or refinishing department. Items need to be sales-floor ready and in no need of cleaning or repairs. We will refuse items that are not clean, have broken parts or do not work, are disassembled, have loose or chipped paint, or mold. Appliances must be cleaned inside and out before we will accept them. It is costly for us to operate our large truck so there may be items in good shape that we will not pick up, such as smaller items that can fit in a car that you could bring to the store. If we do pick up your items, they need to be in the garage or on the driveway. We do not enter the house or move items up or down stairs and we do not disassemble or disconnect items. Items must be dry; even if they are covered outside but somehow get wet, we will not be able to accept them.
Our Donation Center is open 9:00am – 4:30pm Tuesday through Saturday. No appointment is necessary.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANY ITEMS AT THE STORE AFTER HOURS. This exposes the store to potential liability for injuries or property damage if items left outside the store are blown over or knocked over onto a vehicle or a person. Also, items left that we do not sell in the store increase our trash removal costs.
Habitat for Humanity is a not-for-profit entity and your donations are tax-deductible. You will place the value on your donations. Our donor receipt includes our Federal Tax ID Number.
The store manager will screen all donations and has the right to refuse items. Please do not make the trip to the store to donate if you are not certain that the item(s) will be accepted. You may be asked to send photos if it is not clear to us the age, condition or quantity of the items based on our discussions and/or emails. Items that appear to possibly contain lead will be refused, such as older painted doors and windows and older lighting fixtures with soldered pieces. Please refer to the list below of accepted items, and note those that are temporarily not accepted due to current inventory levels. If you have a question as to whether your items will be accepted, feel free to call in advance – (603) 750-3200 or send an email to email@example.com.
For full-kitchen donations, please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of what is included in the donation, e.g., cabinets, counter top, sink, appliances. This helps us determine if we can accept them, determine the amount of space needed in the truck and allows us to promote them on our website.
Temporarily NOT ACCEPTING due to current high inventory levels or time of year:
Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, ceiling fans
- Appliances – Washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, ranges, dishwashers. Must be “sales floor clean” in need of no cleaning, inside and out, electric only, in 100% working order, no missing or broken parts and 10 years old or less (dishwashers 5 years old or less), microwaves must have rotating glass plate. You can find the date of manufactur on this website http://www.appliance411.com/service/date-code.php or we can look it up for you. We will need the model number and the serial number and the name of the manufacturer. Refrigerators picked up by us must be running when we arrive, with a cup of frozen water in the freezer. If dropped off we will plug the refrigerator in before removing it from the vehicle to ensure the condenser runs.
- Architectural Items – columns, antiques, mantles, etc.
- Cabinets – kitchen or bath complete with doors, drawers, and hardware intact (please do not remove doors and drawers from the cabinets). Must be cleaned with no damage, rot, food remains, mold, mice droppings or mice nest remains; remove all shelf paper and drawer liners.
- Carpet and Pads – must be new
- Counter Tops – good condition, no chipped or loose laminate, straight pieces only with no corners, no sink or sink cut-out, minimum length 6-feet. If you are donating kitchen cabinets, we will gladly accept the counter tops that go with them if they are in good condition.
- Doors – good condition, no broken glass, no holes or deep gouges, no water damage or splintering, no lead paint; sliding glass doors must be wood or vinyl (no aluminum) with all doors inside the complete frame, not broken apart. We do not accept bath tub or shower doors.
- Electrical – lights and fixtures in good working condition, no broken glass; parts and supplies; ceiling fans must be in complete working order with all pieces intact.
- Flooring – hardwood and laminate new in the box, new vinyl rolls, new carpet rolls, no ceramic, stone or vinyl tiles
- Furnaces – oil fired only, 15 years or younger
- Furniture – case goods (wood, metal, glass) – tables, chairs, bureaus, bookcases, hutches (we will not accept a hutch top without the bottom cabinet), etc., in good, clean condition and not in need of any repair, no broken doors, drawers, legs, no missing or broken glass, no missing handles, chipping or peeling paint, no rot or mold, no stains; leather, Naugahyde, vinyl chairs and sofas in good, clean condition with no tears or stains; select high-end new or like-new upholstered furniture – requires manager approval; no bedding, mattresses, box springs, sleeper sofas
- Hardware – door knobs, hinges, cabinet handles and knobs, locks. Nails, bolts, nuts, screws new in the box; no jars/cans of random nails, screws, etc.
- Insulation – styrofoam boards, rolled fiberglass must be clean with backing in place and no tears and must be in contractor plastic bags
- Landscaping – patio and paving stone, brick, shovels/rakes, etc.
- Lumber – at least 8-feet, if deconstructed must be completely de-nailed, free of rot and water damage, and free of any twisting and bowing.
- Plumbing – CLEAN usable fixtures, parts and supplies, sinks, tubs/showers, toilets only if brand new in the box; no containers of random fittings
- Plywood – 4 x 8 sheets only
- Roofing – shingles (full bundles only), roofing paper, ice & water shield, drip edge full lengths.
- Sheetrock – 4 x 8 sheets only
- Tools – hand, garden, working power tools.
- Windows – insulated double pane glass, no broken glass, no fogging between panes, framed only (no sashes), no rot, mold or chipping paint on wood frames, no cut or broken sills, no broken cranks or missing handles on casement windows.
- Wood stoves – must be cleaned out
The following items we do not accept:
Mattresses, box springs, sleep sofas, upholstered furniture (unless like-new and approved by the manager), televisions, computers, electronics, appliances over 10 years old (dishwashers over 5 years old), dirty appliances, paint, stain, lead-based materials including painted doors over 30 years old, aluminum sliding glass doors, glass door panels with no frames, unassembled sliding glass or atrium doors, glass shower doors, used toilets, toxic materials, pesticides, weed killer, window blinds, draperies, fluorescent lights or bulbs, window parts or pieces, single-pane windows, window sashes, unframed mirrors, glass panes, ceramic/porcelain/stone flooring tiles, hardwood or laminate wood flooring in opened packages, used carpet or rugs, baby furniture, clothing, toys, broken, dirty, moldy or incomplete items, unassembled items, trash
Thank you for understanding that we pay for waste removal, and any item donated that we must dispose of is a cost to us.
In addition to the building material donations and other merchandise we accept to stock the store, we can always use things like cleaning supplies, paper towels, copy paper, etc., to help reduce our expenses and ultimately increase our bottom line and build more homes!!
Donate Everyday Supplies for ReStore Operations
We will always gratefully accept gift cards for Staples or grocery/supply stores for cleaning supplies. We appreciate any support you can provide. Here’s a list of ongoing supply needs:
- copier paper
- note pads
- cleaning supplies (for counters, bathrooms, windows and more)
- paper towels