Donate to the ReStores.

Donate your new and gently used furniture, appliances, building materials, cabinets, and more to the Habitat for Humanity ReStores! We sell these items to the public at discounted prices. When you donate to the ReStores, you're helping fund Habitat’s mission to build safe, affordable homes in the Triangle.

All donated goods are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at any one of our seven area locations. You may also schedule a free pick-up for larger items. Please note that our donation docks close 30 minutes prior to closing.

Pick-up requirements: 

Our trucks are 26 feet. In order to maximize our resources, we ask the following: 

  • You must have at least two large, qualifying items. 
  • Items must be on the ground floor. 
  • Items must be located in Wake, Johnston, Durham, or Orange counties.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have scheduled your pick up. If you do not receive this email, the pick-up has not been successfully scheduled. 

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Donation Guidelines

In order to better serve our customers, we do have specific criteria for acceptable goods. All donations are tax-deductible. Please follow the general guidelines below. If you’re unsure if your donation meets the criteria please call 919-744-2420.

The donation criteria list is subject to change.  Some donations may be declined due to safety concerns, facility limitations or marketability.

Appliances  

Must be 10 years old or newer, working, with all knobs

  • Electric ranges and ovens (no used gas ranges)

  • Range hoods

  • Range tops

  • Refrigerators/Freezers

  • Washers/Dryers (no gas dryers)

  • HVAC units, 5 years old or newer

  • Dishwashers and water heaters (must be dated after 2014)*

*Please note due to new EPA regulations, we cannot accept dishwashers or certain refrigerators unless they are certified lead free.

Architectural Items

  • Columns

  • Mantels

  • Porch posts

Cabinetry

In good condition with doors attached and drawers intact

  • Full kitchen and bathroom sets

  • Individual pieces

  • Counter tops – corian and granite (no formica/laminate unless they are straight sections, with no holes)

Doors

Residential only

  • Entryway units

  • Exterior or interior – no rot, cracks, or missing panes

  • Pre-hung or door slabs, no taller than 84”

Electronics (must be in working condition)

  • LCD/touch screen monitors

  • Televisions (flat panel only)

  • Home theater equipment: receivers, speakers, DVD players

  • Video game consoles, games, and accessories

  • Laptops and computer towers

  • No printers

Flooring

  • Hardwood/laminate flooring, 100 sq. ft. or more

  • New carpet and rugs 10’x10’ or larger

  • New padding

  • New vinyl tiles or vinyl sheets (should be in boxes, not loose)

  • Slate, marble and ceramic tile

Furniture

In good condition and structurally sound; if upholstered, must be free of pet hair, tears, stains, and odor

  • Bedroom furniture

  • Book shelves, case goods

  • Tables, chairs, coffee tables, entertainment centers

  • Couches, love seats and ottomans

  • Patio furniture

  • Pianos (drop-off only, no pick-up available)

  • No particle board furniture

Hardware

  • Complete sets of door hardware

  • Any quantity of hinges, nails, screws, hangers, etc.

Lighting

  • Fixtures and ceiling fans (must be in working condition)

Lumber and Sheetrock

  • Dimensional, 6’ or longer

  • Trim and molding, 6’ or longer

  • Sheetrock and plywood, 4’ x 8’ or larger

  • Bricks (must call to schedule)

  • No scrap lumber, no materials with nails, no concrete on wood

Mattresses

  • Must be in good condition, have no rips, stains, or structural defects.

*Please note that we can only pick up mattresses if we are also picking up other donation items.

*We can only accept drop-off mattresses at the Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina locations. 

Learn more about our mattress program here.

Paint and Wall Coverings

  • Latex paint only, full cans and non-rusted

  • Wallpaper, borders, tools, and glue

Plumbing

  • Bathtubs and shower enclosures – new tubs only,  except cast iron (only cast iron we can accept is clawfoot and easily accessible)

  • Sinks – kitchen and bath (without rust or cracks)

  • Toilets (residential only, must be 1.6 gpf or less)

  • Miscellaneous plumbing hardware, fittings, pipes

Tools

Must be in working condition

  • Garden tools

  • Hand and power tools

  • Lawnmowers

Windows

  • Shutters and blinds

  • Windows – double-hung, picture, or bay (complete, without rot, cracks, or foggy glass)

Have a vehicle to donate? Read more about our Cars for Homes program.

Items we do not accept

Although we greatly appreciate everyone who wants to donate to the ReStores, we aren’t able to accept some items because of safety concerns or low turnover. When we accept items that we cannot sell, we incur high dumpster fees, which reduces the money available to support our mission.

  • Analog thermostats

  • CRT computer monitors

  • Commercial lighting and furniture

  • Clothing, bed linens, and curtains

  • Garage doors

  • Executive desks (can accept when less than 4ft long and in a residential setting)

  • Formica counter tops with holes or L-shaped

  • Garbage disposals

  • Hard-wired fluorescent lights

  • Hazardous materials (solvents, strippers, oil based items, anti-freeze)

  • Infant car seats, cribs, strollers, toys

  • Lumber less than 6′ long

  • Moldy materials

  • Office cubicles

  • Outdoor play sets

  • Paint (partial cans or rusted -- full cans are accepted)

  • Pianos (drop-off only)

  • Printers

  • Sleeper sofas or futons

  • Storm windows

  • Shower doors

  • Sliding glass doors (unless vinyl and insulated)

  • Toilets larger than 1.6 gpf

  • Tube TVs

  • Unframed mirrors or glass

  • Used gas appliances

  • Uncovered fluorescent lights

We know there are many places you could choose to donate -- thank you for considering the Habitat Wake ReStores!

 

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Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReStores are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. EIN 56-1492703.