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. Proceeds help fund Habitat’s mission to build safe, affordable homes in Durham and Orange counties.
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 dock closes 15 minutes prior to closing.
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.
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.
Items we accept
Must be 10 years old or newer, working, with all knobs
Electric ranges and ovens (no used gas ranges)
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.
In good condition with doors attached and drawers intact
Full kitchen and bathroom sets
Counter tops – corian and granite (no formica/laminate unless they are straight sections, with no holes)
Doors (Residential only)
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
Hardwood/laminate flooring, 100 sq. ft. or more
New carpet and rugs 10’x10’ or larger
New vinyl tiles or vinyl sheets (should be in boxes, not loose)
Slate, marble and ceramic tile
In good condition and structurally sound; if upholstered, must be free of pet hair, tears, stains, and odor
Book shelves, case goods
Tables, chairs, coffee tables, entertainment centers
Couches, love seats and ottomans
Pianos (drop-off only, no pick-up available)
No particle board furniture
Complete sets of door hardware
Any quantity of hinges, nails, screws, hangers, etc.
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
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
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)
Hand and power tools
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.
CRT computer monitors
Commercial lighting and furniture
Clothing, bed linens, and curtains
Executive desks (can accept when less than 4ft long and in a residential setting)
Formica counter tops with holes or L-shaped
Hard-wired fluorescent lights
Hazardous materials (solvents, strippers, oil based items, anti-freeze)
Infant car seats, cribs, strollers, toys
Lumber less than 6′ long
Outdoor play sets
Pianos (drop-off only)
Sleeper sofas or futons
Sliding glass doors (unless vinyl and insulated)
Toilets larger than 1.6 gpf
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 for Humanity ReStores!