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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.

Furniture

Yes Please!

  • Tables
  • End Tables
  • Chairs
  • Dressers
  • Bookcases
  • Shelving units
  • Buffets
  • Nightstands
  • Cabinets
  • Hutches, China Cabinets and Armoires
  • Desks

No Thank You!

  • Desks. We will consider credenzas and specific media stands.
  • Entertainment Centers
  • TV Cabinets
  • Particle/Press Board Furniture
  • Counter tabletops
  • Conference tables 
  • Wooden Bed Frames
  • Childrens furniture. No car seats, strollers, cribs, modern highchairs, bouncers, swings, pack & plays, play pens. We will consider antiques, such as highchairs, bassinets and rockers

Yes Please!

  • Sofas
  • Couches
  • Loveseats
  • Recliners
  • Lounges 
  • Futons
  • Ottomans that would typically match a chair

No Thank You!

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

Yes Please!

  • New and lightly used mattresses. **Please note there is a sanitization $10 fee per mattress/box spring.

No Thank You!

  • Bed frames/Headboards
  • Stained or torn mattresses
  • Box springs without mattresses.  

Other

Yes Please!

  • Patio furniture
  • File cabinets
  • Office chairs

No Thank You!

  • Children’s furniture and toys

Home Goods

Yes Please!

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

No Thank You!

  • Non-working appliances

Yes Please!

  • Artwork 
  • Framed Mirrors 
  • Houseplants and silk plants
  • Pillows
  • Linens 
  • Knick-knacks
  • Bedding
  • Clean, undamaged Rugs

No Thank You!

  • Aquariums
  • Unframed glass, including mirrors
  • Cracked or broken dishes 
  • Soiled linens

Yes Please!

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

No Thank You!

  • Out-dated or damaged electronics (tube-style televisions, old computer monitors and old speakers)
  • Computers
  • Entertainment centers
  • Printers
  • Cable boxes or routers
  • Old monitors and speakers

Yes Please!

  • Modern electronics
  • Musical instruments
  • Books
  • CDs
  • Puzzles and games
  • CLEAN planters and pots
  • Suitcases/baggage 

No Thank You!

  • Large Pianos & Organs
  • Recalled items
  • Items in poor condition
  • Items with mold
  • Exercise equipment 
  • Open chemicals 
  • Items containing lead
  • Household and garden chemical cleaners 
  • Any item in poor or soiled condition with rips, stains, tears, holes, or smells

Special Items

Yes please!

Any of the following items made of fabric, even if they’re stained or torn: 

  • Clothing
  • Sheets
  • Rags
  • Pillowcases
  • Comforters 
  • Towels

No thank you!

  • Fabric that is dirty
  • Belts
  • Shoes
  • Hats
  • Items over 160lbs
  • Game tables
  • Armoires
  • China Cabinets
  • Hutches
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Hot water heaters
  • Dishwashers

Yes Please! 

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

Building Supplies

Yes Please!

  • Stoves
  • Fridges & Freezers **Please note that all appliances containing Freon are subject to a $10 fee.
  • Washers & Dryers
  • Lead-free dishwashers
  • Microwaves & small kitchen appliances

No Thank You!

  • Non-working appliances 
  • Appliances older than 15 years

Yes Please!

  • Over 100 ft² new carpet 
  • Over 100 ft² Wood flooring or full boxes
  • Over 10 ft² Vinyl
  • Full boxes of LVP flooring 
  • Over 4ft Lumber or trim

No Thank You!

  •  Carpet that is used, stained, damaged or <100 sq. ft. 
  •  Less than 100ft² used wood flooring
  • Less than 10ft² vinyl 
  • Less than 10ft² tile
  • Less than 4ft lumber or trim

Yes Please! 

  • Hardware
  • Tools 
  • Power tools
  • Vinyl framed windows up to 4 ft x 4ft w/ an intact flange
  • Electrical or Plumbing supplies
  • Solid core doors with jamb
  • Cabinets and cabinet sets
  • Bathroom Vanities
  • Metal Sinks
  • Bathroom faucets
  • Lumber and trim over 4lf
  • Siding
  • Roofing Materials
  • Decking
  • Complete shelving units
  • Butcher blocks
  • Assembled light fixtures or new in box

No Thank You!

  • Paint
  • Bi-fold or hollow core doors
  • Shower doors or shower stalls
  • Bathtubs  
  • Used Toilets
  • Windows that are damaged, windows with metal frames or larger than 4 feet by 4 feet
  • Blinds

Yes Please! Completely assembled or new in box

  • Lamps
  • Outdoor and indoor light fixtures
  • Chandeliers
  • Ceiling fans (for recycling only)

No Thank You!

  • Used CFL lightbulbs
  • Fluorescent fixtures or lightbulbs- Please contact the Whatcom County Disposal of Toxics Center at 360-380-4640 
  • Non-working lighting