Donation Guidelines

What Can I donate?

We can accept DROP-OFF Donations Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm.
No DROP-OFF Donations on SUNDAYS, MONDAYS or Any Time the ReStore is not open.

Please note… due to liability we ask that you please do not leave items outside of the ReStore when we are closed for Drop-Off Donations. Items left cannot be sold and therefore increase our trash removal costs, reducing the assistance we can provide to the community.

All Items must be in saleable, clean, undamaged, and in working condition and all items must be from a pet free and smoking free environment. 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.

Appliances – good working order

Washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, microwaves (7+ years not accepted). Sorry we cannot accept dishwashers over 3 years old.

Architectural Items

Columns, antiques and mantelpieces. These items must be paint free as we can not accept anything that could possibly have lead paint.

Beds

Complete beds, beds must have the hardware, (no mattresses) Metal Bed Frames. (no just headboards and/or footboards without frames. Always check ahead on Trundle Beds and Bunk Beds as we have very limited space for these items)

Books, CDs, DVD

All must be of appropriate family content.

Cabinets

Must be in Very Good or better condition with doors mounted.

Countertops

Straight pieces at least 4’only, no holes, angles or sink cutouts.

Doors

Solid, pre-hung or door slabs. These items must be paint free as we can not accept anything that could possibly have lead paint. No used Bi-Fold doors.

Flooring

New in box only, Tile, hardwood or laminate must be a minimum 100 sq-ft. No loose pieces.

Furniture, non-upholstered, Solid Wood Only

No Hutches, Entertainment Centers, Armoires or particle board items

Hardware

Knobs, hinges, locks with keys, screws

Housewares

Dishes and glasses with no chips; complete dish sets, no Teflon coated or plastic items.

Lighting and Ceiling Fans

Usable fixtures; no brass or fluorescent fixtures

Lumber

At least 8ft in length; no nails or plywood, particleboard or sheetrock

Plumbing items

Sinks, Vanities with or without vanities; no small oval sinks; no used faucets, faucets must be removed from sinks before we can accept them.

Roofing

New shingles, full bundles only

Tools

Hand and power tools in safe, working order with all parts and guards

Windows

New only; no single pane glass, no “just” screens or storms


Please don’t get upset if we refuse your donation.

We can only accept the items that further our mission.

Things that do not further our mission:

Paying to dispose of other’s trash.
Accepting donations that do not sell in a timely manner.
Accepting items that are broken, damaged, or otherwise unusable.
Accepting items that can be considered a liability.
E.g. Ladders or tools that could be hazardous to the customer, upholstered furniture, old paint, exercise equipment, appliances over 7 years old, children’s furniture and toys.

We acknowledge that it is unlikely that you would be donating items that could be dangerous, hazardous, or defective, but it does happen. Unfortunately, this means we must be very cautious in our choices.

If you are unsure if your item could be refused, feel free to call, email, or come by with pictures or details about the item. We are more than happy to review your donations.

Thank you so much for your understanding. We’re here to build homes and help the community, and your support means more than you could know!

Regrettably, we cannot accept:

A/C Units

Automobile items of any kind (For more on where to donate your vehicle, Click Here)

Baby items, including car seats

Bedding, Blankets, Sheets

Bricks, Pavers, Fencing

Carpets

Clothing: bagged clothing may be placed in the supplied large yellow containers located in the parking lot outside of our store

Christmas items except from Nov 15th – Dec 15th

Commercial Office Furniture

Computers, Monitors, Printers

Couches, LoveSeats, Recliners, Mattresses

Counter tops with sink cut-outs

Dishwashers – If older than 3 years

Exercise equipment – if you have a bicycle(s) you wish to donate, please send photos, we can often get them to a local organization that refurbishes them and gives to local children free of charge.

Florescent Bulbs and Fixtures of any type

Futons

Garage Doors

Used Faucets

Used Garbage disposals

Hazardous liquids- Pesticides, chemicals etc.

Mattresses

Medical related equipment

Paint – of any type, new or used

Pet Items

Pressboard/ Particle board Furniture

Sewing machines

Shower doors and stalls

Swing Sets, Playground Equipment

Used Smoke and CO Detectors

Used Toilets

Toys

Tubs – used and surrounds

TV stands, Armoires, Entertainment centers

Unframed glass and mirrors

Upholstered furniture

VHS tapes

Any Unsaleable, Damaged, Broken, or Soiled Goods

We reserve the right to reject any donations based on condition, seasonal inventory needs and our available space.


Thank you! Revised 8/17/2018

 

 
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