Donating to ReStore

Donations made to ReStore are tax-deductible and 100% of the proceeds support Habitat’s mission. Plus, you’ll keep good, reusable items in use and out of landfills. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore receives new and gently-used donations from individuals, building supply stores, contractors, home builders, interior designers, and Twin Cities businesses. Thank you for your support!

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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.

What our donors have said:

"Easy to schedule online, drivers arrived promptly, gently packed up cabinets, provided a receipt and were off! Thank you for an easy experience."
 
"Details on the site are very helpful. Pick up confirmation was timely and accurate. Driver was prompt and very courteous."
 
"Super easy, convenient, and the pick-up guy was friendly and efficient."
 
TCHFH ReStore - How to Drop Off Your Donation
Donation Hours:

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

Learn more about dropping off donations at ReStore.

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Donation Pick-Up Hours:

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

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Donation Guidelines

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.

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donate home exterior materials

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donate HVAC, heating, air conditioning units

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 donate windows

Yes, Please! No, thank you.

Appliances

Refrigerator, freezer, stove, vent hood, washer, dryer. Aged <10 yrs. Check Appliance 411 to determine the age of your appliance.

Appliances

No commercial or Sub Zero refrigerators, 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 (NEW ONLY)

Drywall (4′x4′ or 4′x8′). Lumber (6′ or longer). Plywood (2′x4′ or 4′x8′). Baseboard, trim (6′ or longer). Remove nails, screws.

Building Materials (NEW ONLY)

No used deck wood, particle board shelving.

Bathroom & Plumbing

Sinks (w/o faucet), new tubs, new medicine cabinets, new PVC and metal piping (6’ or longer), fixtures, parts, supplies, new shower surrounds, vanities with top and bottom smaller than 5′, Aged <20 yrs.

Bathroom & Plumbing

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

Doors

Interior (wood and metal, bi-fold, glass). Exterior (metal, glass or storm). Sliding patio doors with frame. Remove and bag door hardware.

Doors

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

Electrical (NEW ONLY)

Electrical parts, wire, hardware, outlets, plate covers, light switches—residential and current code only.

Electrical (NEW ONLY)

No electronic items (TVs, computers, CD/DVD players).

Flooring / Carpet / Rugs (NEW ONLY)

New carpet only (rolled, 10’ x 12’ or larger), hardwood (new and reclaimed – nails removed and bundled), laminate (US-made), and vinyl (8′x6′ and larger), new rugs or pet free home. Please write size on the back of vinyl with permanent marker.

Flooring / Carpet / Rugs (NEW ONLY)

No used carpet, carpet pad, laminate, rugs (from home with pet) vinyl flooring.

Furniture

Chairs, couches and loveseats (preapproved - pickup only), dressers, dining tables, futon frames, home office desks (5′ or less), side tables, bedroom furniture including bunk beds (with all hardware)

Furniture

No bed frames, box springs, corner TV stands, futon mattress, entertainment centers, mattresses, recliners, or 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 (full bundles), new insulation (bagged or sheets), new gutters. Seasonally accepted Apr. 1—Oct. 31.

Home Exterior

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

Home Interior

New shutters, framed mirrors, lamps, new rugs (or professionally cleaned). Drop off only.

Home Interior

No blinds, curtains, small household/home décor items, vertical blinds, window coverings, unframed mirror or glass.

HVAC (NEW ONLY)

Air Conditioners, furnaces, central air systems, venting material, water heaters. Residential size only. Seasonally accepted.

HVAC (NEW ONLY)


Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets: doors/drawers/hinges attached. Aged <20 yrs., stained or factory painted. Custom cabinets (6′ or smaller runs). Sinks, stainless only.

Kitchen Cabinets

No countertops (granite, manufactured or used laminated countertops). Non-kitchen built in cabinets, hand painted cabinets.

Landscaping, Lawn & Garden

Brick and blocks dirt free and not broken (drop off only). New edging, fencing, landscape rock (clean and bagged), Lawn or patio furniture, yard tools. Seasonally accepted Apr. 1 – Oct. 31.

Landscaping, Lawn & Garden

Used edging, loose landscape rocks, gas/oil, gas cans, playground equipment, used grills (charcoal or rusty gas grill).

Lighting & Ceiling Fans

Chandeliers, Flush mount, led bulbs, chandeliers, sconces (include all mounting hardware, lamps for light fixture). New in box ceiling fans.

Lighting & Ceiling Fans

No shiny yellow brass, CFL or halogen light bulbs (new or used), used light bulbs, track lighting, fluorescent fixtures or bulbs, shiny yellow brass or used ceiling fans.

Office Furniture

Desks (5’ wide or narrower), desk chairs, lobby furniture, breakroom furniture, refrigerators, two drawer file cabinets (upright, 16” wide).

Office Furniture

No built in cabinets, executive desks, cubical (walls or partitions), conference room tables, electronics (printers or white boards).

Paint & Stain

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

Paint & Stain

No marine paint, oil-based or used spray paint. Check PaintCare.org more information on recyclable options.

Tile (NEW ONLY)

Ceramic, slate, porcelain, marble, vinyl plank, luxury vinyl, vinyl commercial tiles (full boxes, unopen, minimum 1 box).

Tile (NEW ONLY)

No used, loose or partial boxes of tile.

Tools

Power tools and hand tools. Aluminum or fiberglass ladders. Tools must have all factory installed safety features.

Tools

No recalled items, radial arm saws or wooden ladders.

Windows (NEW ONLY)

New complete units with all sashes and frames (6’ wide or smaller). Metal screens.

Windows (NEW ONLY)

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.