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The ReStoration Corner

 Where Can I Donate My Business Furniture in the Twin Cities?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 3, 2019 8:52:31 AM

As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep your office functional, comfortable, and up-to-date. That means you need to buy new office furniture from time to time. But there’s just one problem with purchasing new furniture. When it arrives, you're left with all the old furniture. So, how do you get rid of those old furnishings? Donate them, of course! You might be asking, "Where can I donate my business furniture?"

Turns out, there's actually a few different organizations that accept business furniture. Here's everything you need to know.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Donation Value Guide: How Much Are Your Donation Items Actually Worth?

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 28, 2019 9:52:23 AM

One of the benefits of making a donation to a nonprofit is the ability to claim a tax deduction for your donation. But how much can you claim? When donating used items, that can get tricky. Gently used items don't exactly have price tags on them anymore, and they lose value as soon as they are used, so you can only claim the resale value. 

On top of that, the IRS does not allow nonprofit organizations to set the value of your donation, the donor must assign that value. So, how much are your donation items actually worth? Here are reasonable ranges to use as guidelines for items commonly donated to the ReStore using our Donation Value Guide.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

What's it like to donate to ReStore?

Posted by Becky Engen on Mar 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Don't take our word for it. Read what local businesses and individuals had to say about their experience requesting a pick up for their donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Join the VIP Club!

Posted by Anna Skemp on Mar 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

What is the ReStore VIP Club?

Twin Cities Habitat wants to offer our ReStore shoppers the opportunity to save even MORE when it comes to shopping at our outlets. By becoming a ReStore VIP member, you join an exclusive club where you receive one-to-two text messages every month offering sneak peeks, special offers, or exciting news about the ReStore.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Finding Value in Scraps

Posted by Anna Skemp on Feb 13, 2019 2:12:15 PM

On Wednesdays when you visit the New Brighton ReStore, you’ll likely find Chuck Zutz working in the back with what looks like to most, trash. But to Chuck, that bin of “trash” has an immense amount of value that will contribute to the ReStore and Twin Cities Habitat’s mission.

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Topics: Donate, 2019

How to Make a Business Donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 17, 2019 8:40:00 AM

Has your business ever changed locations, had extra inventory or building materials leftover from a project, or needed to open up space in your warehouse but you didn’t know what to do?

Thankfully, all you have to do is ask and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore can help you. Here’s how:

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Topics: Donate, 2019

Charitable Giving: What You Need to Know About End-of-Year Donations

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

'Tis the season for giving! There's a reason people make donations toward the end of the year, and it’s not just because donations give you a tax break (although it helps). The holidays are about the altruistic side of humanity. Taking care of family and friends and giving to others is the focus of the season.

But, before you make a monetary end-of-year donation or donate physical items this holiday season, there are some things you should know.

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Topics: Donate, 2018

5 Tips to Consider When Claiming Donation Tax Deductions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 27, 2018 9:30:00 AM

One of the benefits of making monetary or physical donations (besides the warm fuzzy feeling you get) is the ability to claim a tax deduction. But, what exactly do you need to be able to claim this deduction? Here are a few tips to help you navigate this tax filing.

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Topics: Donate, 2018

How to Request a Pickup from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 21, 2018 8:22:54 AM

Are you interested in donating large items (or a large quantity of items) but don’t have a vehicle big enough to fit them?

Let Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore come to you! All you have to do is request a pickup. Here’s how:

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Topics: Donate, 2018

The ReStore Experience: How to Donate Furniture to Habitat for Humanity

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Are you updating your living room furniture or redecorating your bedroom but you're not sure what to do with your old sofas or dressers? What about all the building materials from that renovation you just completed? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets is a great option to donate furniture and building materials versus putting them in a landfill. You will be helping families in your community and helping the earth, too.

All donations are tax-deductible and Twin Cities Habitat ReStore accepts a variety of furniture and other materials. We understand it can feel daunting to donate your furniture, but we're here to make it easy. Here's how to donate gently used furniture to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: Donate, 2018