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What items can be donated

Donate your furniture, appliances, home décor, and building supplies to our Habitat for Humanity ReStores – you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt and help build homes for families across Niagara!

Drop off your donations at one of our ReStores nearest you or let us pick them up for FREE.

Questions? Contact the ReStores directly.

Why donate to the ReStore?

It helps the environment. Every item donated to the ReStore equals less useable material being thrown in a landfill.
It’s good for the community Proceeds from every ReStore purchase help local families build brighter futures for themselves with Habitat for Humanity.

You receive a charitable tax receipt. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for items valued at $100 or more – that’s good for you!

We offer FREE pick-up. We’ll come and collect your large donation for FREE. Schedule your donation pick-up today!

 

What items can be donated?

We accept a variety of items from businesses and homeowners. All items must be in good, resalable condition, and we reserve the right to refuse any item. If you don’t see an item on either list, or have a donation question, please contact us. Please also know that occasionally we cannot accept certain items due to a large inventory on hand.

Items we accept:

Appliances

  •  All appliances either working or not (we also accept metal waste)
  • Heaters
  • Small appliances
  • Window and portable AC units

Clothing and Textiles

Clothing and textiles (deposit in blue donation bins)

Construction Materials

  •  Columns
  •  Fireplaces
  •  HVAC
  •  Lumber (free of all nails and screws, minimum 5' in length)
  •   New siding (minimum 10'x10')
  •  Residential electrical items
  •  Sheet goods (particle board, paneling, plywood) must be at least half sheets with no damage
  •   Stairs and parts
  •  Steel studs
  •   Trim and molding (minimum 5' in length)
  •   Unopened grout, sealant, drywall compound
  •  Unused insulation
  •  Unused weeping tile

Doors

  •  Pre-hung
  •  Exterior or interior
  •  Storm Doors with complete frame
  •  Sliding Glass Patio Doors (in frame)
  •  No rotted wood, broken glass, or peeling paint
  •  No doors over 84 inches tall

Electrical

  •  Residential electric items only
  •  No donations of commercial electrical stock accepted

Electronic Waste

Furniture

  •  Antique & vintage furniture
  •  Bed frames
  •  Book cases
  •  Chairs
  •  Coffee/Side tables
  •  Couches
  •  Dressers
  •  File cabinets
  •  Headboards and footboards
  •  Hutches, buffets, side tables, credenzas
  •  Office chairs
  •  Small student desks
  •  Tables

Flooring

  •  Carpet Remnants must be unused, 10′ x 10′ or larger
  •  Area rugs (new/like new)
  •  Carpet padding (new, minimum 10′ x 10′)
  •  Hardwood or laminate (new, in box, minimum 50 sq. ft.)
  •  Vinyl and ceramic tile (new, in box, minimum 50 sq ft.)
  •  Carpet squares (new/like new)

Hardware

  • Full boxes of nails, screws, fasteners, hangers, connectors, etc.
  •  Complete sets of door hardware, hinges, etc.

Home Decor

  •  Dishes and cookware (Fonthill location only)
  •  Holiday décor
  •  Home accents
  •  Mirrors (must be framed)
  •  Throw pillows
  •  Wall art

Kitchens/Vanities

  •  Cabinet doors (new/like new)
  •  Cabinets must have all doors and drawers
  •  Counter tops (minimum 4’ of solid countertop free from damage)
  •  Full kitchens
  •  Islands
  • Learn about our FREE kitchen removal program
  •  Medicine cabinets
  •  Miscellaneous cabinets
  •  Must have no structural or water damage
  •  Pantries
  •  Vanities

Lighting

  •  Antique and vintage lights
  •  Indoor and outdoor lighting
  •  Lamps (table or floor lamps)
  •  Pendant lights, hanging lights

Lumber

  •  All lumber must be free of all nails and screws
  •  Sheetgoods (particle board, paneling, plywood) must be at least half sheets with no damage
  •   Trim and molding must be at least 5′ in length

Metal Waste

 Read the full list of acceptable items

Miscellaneous

  •  Arts and craft supplies
  •  Exercise equipment (must be fully functional)
  • > Musical instruments (call your local store)
  •  Sporting goods

Paint

  •  Painting equipment
  • Quarts, gallons and 5-gallon buckets, must be unopened, no rust on cans

Plumbing

  •  White or off white toilets (6 litre or less flush only)
  •  Stainless steel and porcelain kitchen sinks
  •  Pedestal and drop-in bathroom sinks
  •  Fiberglass bathtubs with no cracks
  •  Miscellaneous plumbing hardware
  •  No chips, cracks, rust or water damage

Tools

  •  Power tools, all types
  •  Hand tools
  •  Stationary tools

Vehicles

  • Running/non-running cars, trucks, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, jet skis, etc.
  •  Call the closest ReStore to you for details

Windows

  •  Windows must be double paned and in the full frame
  •  Maximum 6’x6’ (36 sq. ft.) corporate donors excluded /li>
  •  Antique /li>
  •  Exterior shutters /li>
  •  Stained glass /li>
  •  Vintage decorative /li>
  •  Vinyl/aluminum framed thermal

Workshop

  •  Workshop
  •  Antique and vintage tools
  •  Hardware (nails, screws, fasteners, hangers, connectors - we’ll take it all!)
  •  Power tools, hand tools, stationary tools
  •  Storage

Items we have to say “No thank you” to:

Medical Equipment & Supplies:

For the Needy - Not the Greedy

What they accept: Medical beds, lifting devices, walking devices, bathroom items, machinery, cushions.