Donate to the Habitat Wake ReStores.

Donate your new and gently used furniture, appliances, building materials, cabinets, and more to the Habitat Wake ReStores! We sell these items to the public at discounted prices. Proceeds help fund Habitat Wake’s mission to build safe, affordable homes in Wake County in partnership with donors, volunteers, and hard-working families. The ReStores also seek to be good stewards of our environment by diverting more than 5,000 tons of usable items from landfills annually. 

All donated goods are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at any one of our six Wake County locations. You may also schedule a free pick-up for larger items. Please note that our donation dock closes 15 minutes prior to closing.

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

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/Parquet 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.

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)

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

  • 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!