Donating to ReStores

Donations made to our ReStores are tax-deductible and 100% of the proceeds support Habitat’s mission. Plus, you’ll be keeping good, reusable items in use and out of landfills. The Twin Cities ReStores receive new and gently-used donations from individuals, building supply stores, contractors, home builders, interior designers, and Twin Cities businesses.

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Making Your Donation

Donations can either be dropped off at either of our store locations, or, for larger items and donations, you may request a pick-up. Check out our Donation Valuation guide to see list of typical ReStore items at suggest rangle value for determining income tax deductibility. 

 

drop off your donation at the ReStore

Donation Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: Closed

request a donation pick up

Donation Pick-Up Hours:

Monday -F riday:  9am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: Sorry, we do not offer weekend pickups.

Please take a moment to review our Accepted and Unaccepted Items list below. The purpose of this list is to provide a general outline for items we do and do not accept; however, it is not complete. We encourage you to fill out the form on this page with any questions you have regarding your donation.

where to donate appliances

where to donate building materials

where to donate building materials

donate bathroom fixtures

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donate doors

donate electronics

donate flooring, donate tile

donate furniture

donate hardware

donate home exterior materials

 donate home furnishings, donate home decor

donate HVAC, heating, air conditioning units

donate kitchen cabinets

donate lawn and garden suppliesdonate lighting and ceiling fan fixtures

donating paint

donate plumbing

donate tools

 donate windows

Yes, Please! No, thank you.
Appliances

Refrigerator (no commercial, no built-in), freezer, stove, vent hood, washer, dryer. Less than 10 years old. Determine the age of your appliance at www.appliance411.com.
Appliances

No used dishwashers, wall or double ovens, microwaves, garbage disposals, cooktops.
Architectural Items

Mantles (factory painted or stained), columns, framed stained glass, wrought iron stairs, railings, and spindles.
Architectural Items

No fireplaces/fireplace inserts.
Building Materials

Drywall (4’x4’ or 4’x8’). Lumber (6 ft. or longer). Plywood (2’x4’ or 4’x8’). Baseboard, trim (6 ft. or longer). Remove nails, screws.
Building Materials

No used deck wood, particle board shelving.
Bathroom

Sinks, new tubs, medicine cabinets, new shower surrounds, vanities w/ top & bottom smaller than 5 ft., less than 20 years old.
Bathroom

No used toilets, jetted tubs, factory molded sinks, cast iron sinks, shower doors or unframed mirrors.
Carpet

New carpet only, rolled. Must be at least 10’x12’. New rugs or professionally cleaned. Please write size on the back with permanent marker.
Carpet

No used carpet or carpet pad.
Doors

Interior (wood and metal, bi-fold, glass). Exterior (metal or glass). Remove and bag door hardware.
Doors

No hollow core, used shower doors, painted, mirrored doors, exterior wood, garage doors or openers. No mold.
Electrical/Electronics

Electrical parts, wire, hardware, outlets, plate covers, light switches—residential only
Electrical/Electronics

No electronic items (TVs, computers, CD/DVD players).
Flooring: Hardwood / Laminate / Vinyl - New only!

Hardwood, laminate (made in USA), and vinyl (8’x6’ and larger). Please write size on the back of vinyl with permanent marker
Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Tile, Vinyl

No used flooring.
Furniture

Couches & loveseats (pickup only), dressers, end tables, dining tables, chairs, side tables, home office desks (5’ or less).

Furniture

No pattern upholstery, bed frames, futons, office furniture, cubicles, 4-drawer file cabinets, entertainment centers, recliners, sofa beds.
Hardware

Knobs, hinges, nails, screws, nuts, bolts, boxes of fasteners, and locks. Drop-off only.
Hardware

No cans or jars of fasteners.
Home Exterior

New shingles, new insulation, new gutters. Seasonally accepted Apr 1 - Oct 31.
Home Exterior

No used gutters, shutters, new or used siding including Hardie Board. No garage doors or openers.

 Home Decor/Home Interior

New blinds/shades, new shutters, framed mirrors, new rugs (or professionally cleaned). Drop Off only


Home Decor/Home Interior

No used vertical blinds, window coverings, unframed mirror or glass.
HVAC - New only!

Air Conditioners, furnaces, central air systems, water heaters. Residential size only. Seasonally accepted.
HVAC - New only!


Kitchen/Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets: doors/drawers/hinges attached. Less than 20 yrs old, stained or factory painted. Custom cabinets (6’ or smaller runs). Sinks, stainless only. Laminate countertops, new only (no holes).
Kitchen/Kitchen Cabinets

No solid surface or used laminated countertops.
Lawn & Garden/Landscaping

Lawn furniture, yard tools. Seasonally accepted Apr 1- Oct 31.
Lawn & Garden/Landscaping

No items with rot, damage, rust will not be accepted.  No propane tanks, no gas or oil containers. No backyard play sets. No used fencing.
Lighting & Ceiling Fans

Flush mount, chandeliers, sconces, lamps. Ceiling Fans drop off only.
Lighting & Ceiling Fans

No shiny yellow brass, used light bulbs, track lighting, fluorescent fixtures or bulbs.
Paint/Paint Supplies

Full or unopened cans of latex (5 containers or less per visit). Paint Supplies—brushes, rollers, paint trays. Drop off only.
Paint/Paint Supplies

No oil-based or spray paint.
Plumbing

New PVC and metal piping 6ft., fixtures, parts and supplies.
Plumbing

No used toilets, water softeners, cast iron sinks or tubs.
Tile - New only!

Ceramic, slate, porcelain, marble, VCT. Minimum 1 box
Tile - New only!


Tools

Power tools and hand tools. Aluminum or fiberglass ladders.
Tools

No recalled items, stationary large power tools, table saws, radial arm saws or wooden ladders.
Windows - New only!

New complete units with all sashes and frames. Metal screens.
Windows 

No single pane, used windows, wood screens, shutters.
Other Miscellaneous Items


Other Miscellaneous Items

No automobile parts, children’s items/toys, clothing, electronics/TVs, exercise equipment, hazardous materials, mattresses or box springs, musical instruments, medical equipment, pesticides or fertilizers, pianos and organs, small household items, textiles, toxic chemicals.