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Our Donation Guidelines

Because of our commitment to providing quality merchandise, all donations to the Habitat Store are subject to staff approval so we can ensure that every item we offer is sellable, clean, and in working order. We will not take items that have been stored outside due to quality and cleanliness concerns.

Furniture

Yes Please!

  • Tables (wood)
  • End Tables
  • Chairs
  • Dressers
  • Bookcases
  • Complete shelving units
  • Buffets
  • Nightstands
  • Cabinets

No Thank You!

  • Desks. We will consider credenzas and specific media stands.
  • Entertainment centres (TV Cabinets)
  • Particle/Press Board 
  • Counter tabletops
  • Conference tables 
  • Baby/Toddler/Children items (i.e. No car seats, strollers, cribs, modern highchairs, bouncers, swings, pack & plays, play pens)
  • Mismatching ottomans (must have storage or table feature to be considered)
  • Soiled or Damaged upholstered furniture 
  • Hutches, China Cabinets, Armoires

Yes Please!

  • Sofas
  • Couches
  • Loveseats
  • Recliners
  • Lounges 
  • Futons with mattress 
  • Storage/Table ottomans 

No Thank You!

  • Old and used upholsters  (poor or soiled condition with rips, stains, tears, holes, or smells)

Yes Please!

  • Wooden/Metal bed frames (must include all hardware & pieces)
  • New and lightly used mattresses (NO STAINS OR RIBS)
  • Boxsprings (NO STAINS OR RIBS)
  • Please note there is a $10 sanitization fee per mattress/box spring.

No Thank You!

  • Stained or torn mattresses/boxsprings
  • Mattress pads/ foam toppers 
  • Box springs without mattresses.  

Other

Yes Please!

  • Patio furniture (seasonal)
  • File cabinets
  • Office chairs

No Thank You!

  • Children’s furniture and toys
  • Recalled items
  • Pool tables
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Unframed mirrors
  • NO items that are Moldy/Stained/Poor condition or Pet damaged 

Home Goods

Yes Please!

  • Dishwares
  • Utensils
  • Sterling silver or gold utensils or flatware
  • Pots and pans
  • Small working appliances

No Thank You!

  • Non-working appliances
  • Cracked or broken dishes

Yes Please!

  • Artwork 
  • Framed Mirrors 
  • Houseplants or silk plants
  • Decorative pillows
  • Linens (for recycle)
  • Bedding (for recycle)
  • Knick-knacks
  • Clean undamaged Rugs 

No Thank You!

  • Aquariums
  • Unframed glass, including mirrors
  • Soiled linens

Yes Please!

  • Flat-screen tvs
  • DVD players
  • Gaming systems
  • Speakers
  • Stereos
  • Record Players
  • Vinyl records
  • DVD/VHS/CDs 
  • Books
  • Blue rays

No Thank You!

  • Tube-style televisions
  • Out-dated or damaged electronics
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Cable boxes or routers
  • Ceiling fan

Yes Please!

  • Modern electronics
  • Small musical instruments
  • Clean planter & pots
  • Puzzles and games
  • CLEAN planters and pots
  • Suitcases/backpacks/tote bags/ bags

No Thank You!

  • NO chemicals
  • NO food
  • Items containing lead
  • NO liquids or powders
  • Large Pianos & Organs
  • Recalled items
  • Large exercise equipment 
  • Any item in poor or soiled condition with rips, stains, tears, holes, or smells

Special Items

Some Sold Some Recycled 

Yes please!

  • Clothing
  • Sheets
  • Rags
  • Pillowcases
  • Comforters 
  • Towels
  • Belts 
  • Clean pairs of shoes 
  • Clean hats

No thank you!

  • Soiled linens
  • Items over 160lbs
  • Game tables
  • Armoires
  • China Cabinets
  • Hutches
  • Buffets 
  • Butcher blocks
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Hot water heaters
  • Dishwashers

Yes Please! 

  • Copper (including wiring)
  • Aluminum 
  • Wires 
  • Brass and copper fittings
  • Cardboard
  • Textiles
  • Metal bed frames

Building Supplies

Yes Please!

  • Stoves
  • Fridges & Freezers ($10 Freon charge of all)
  • Washers & Dryers
  • Lead-free dishwashers
  • Countertop Microwaves
  • Hot water heaters (Lead free)

No Thank You!

  • Broken or Non-working appliances 
  • Appliances older than 15 years
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs 

Yes Please!

  • Carpet  (Over 100 ft² )
  • Wood flooring in boxes (Over 100 ft²)
  • Vinyl flooring in boxes (Over 10 ft²)
  • Over 4ft Lumber or trim

No Thank You!

  • Carpet that is used, stained, damaged or <100 sq. ft. 
  •  Less than 100ft² of unboxed flooring wood/vinyl/ tile
  • Broken/under  4ft lumber or trim

Yes Please! 

  • Hardware
  • Tools 
  • Working power tools
  • Vinyl framed windows (up to 4 ft x 4ft)
  • Solid doors
  • Metal Sinks/faucets (for recycle only)
  • Paint (Recycle only-through Paint care)

No Thank You!

  • Plumbing supplies (can recycle metal)
  • Siding
  • Roofing Materials
  • Decking
  • Bi-fold/sliding/hollow core doors
  • Shower doors/stalls
  • Bathtubs  
  • Used Toilets
  • Damaged windows or larger than 4 ft by 4 ft
  • Blinds (any)

Yes Please! Completely assembled or new in box

  • Lamps
  • Light bulbs new in box
  • Outdoor/ indoor light fixtures
  • Chandeliers
  • Assembled light fixtures  or new in box 

No Thank You!

  • Used CFL/Fluorescent lightbulbs
  • Non-working lighting