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Donate Items


How do I donate my items?

Donations are accepted at the ReStore during regular business hours, Tuesday-Saturday,    10 am - 5 pm. (Visit our event calendar for holiday hours.) Our hours are temporarily Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am-4:00 pm.  Free pick-up is available anywhere in Haywood County for larger items. Call 828-246-9135 to schedule your pick-up. Please have the items collected and easily accessible when we arrive. Mark the items "ReStore". Habitat reserves the right to decline items that do not meet the acceptance list (see below).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic donation pick-ups are curbside only and with limited appointment availability.  Donation drop-offs at the store will only be accepted in the rear of the building at the loading dock door.  Please continue to watch our website and social media for updates.  Thank you for your patience. 

Donation Guidelines

We accept donations of gently-used, working, reusable merchandise. The donated merchandise is resold to the general public through the ReStore with proceeds used to build new Habitat houses in Haywood County. Donations may be claimed as a deductible contribution for tax purposes. A guideline of accepted merchandise is listed below.

  • Books, CDs, DVDs, record albums
  • Art
  • Jewelry, coins and stamps
  • Glassware, dishes
  • Kitchenware and accessories
  • Must be in working condition
  • Microwaves with turntables
  • Digital wall ovens with dropins
  • Washers and dryers
  • Electric stoves
  • Range tops
  • Refrigerators
  • Small appliances
  • Wood stoves and fireplace inserts
  • Concrete block – all sizes
  • Vinyl siding - full boxes
  • Plywood
  • Shingles – full bundles
  • Insulation - full rolls or bundles
  • Lumber 
  • Nails and screws – full boxes
  • Sheet rock - 4'x8' sheets or more
  • Trim
  • Fencing
  • Kitchen cabinets, countertops, and sinks – new and used in good condition
  • Bathroom vanities and countertops - new and used in good condition
  • Cabinets must have all doors and drawers
  • Interior doors - solid or panel doors only
  • Exterior doors - keys required with locksets
  • Double hung, picture and bay windows
  • Steel doors, wood doors, bi-fold
  • Storm doors - with complete frames, no aluminum colored
  • Electrical fixtures and supplies - new or like new
  • Table and floor lamps
  • Ceiling fans - must be complete with all mounting hardware
  • Heat pumps and electric furnaces
  • Stereos, speakers
  • DVD and VHS players
  • Computer equipment/peripherals (no older than 3 years)
  • Wood flooring – new, whole box
  • New ceramic and vinyl tile and carpet squares – full cases only
  • New vinyl sheet goods - 5'X8' or larger
  • Area rugs - new or gently used
  • Laminate - new, full boxes
  • Upholstered furniture – no tears, major stains. Must have all cushions.
  • Wood and metal furniture – must include all drawers, legs
  • Tables, dressers, desks, bookshelves
  • Interior and exterior lock sets with keys
  • Knobs, hinges, pulls
  • Working tools – power, hand and garden tools 
  • Electrical hardware
  • Dimensional lumber – 6’ and longer
  • Sheet goods – 4’ x 4’ and larger
  • Sheet rock – 4' x 8' sheets and larger
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs – claw foot, fiberglass or solid surface
  • Shower enclosures
  • Hot water heaters – less than 5 years old
  • New plumbing supplies
  • Treadmills, stationary bicycles, weight machines, iron weights
  • Camping equipment
  • Bicycles - functional only
  • General sporting goods
  • Hand tools, power tools, shop tools, garden tools
  • Ladders and scaffolding

Call first to discuss donating these items

  • Heat pumps and electric furnaces
  • Natural gas and propane furnaces
  • Central AC units

We cannot accept broken glass, clothing, damaged/soiled upholstered furniture, vertical blinds, corded blinds, unpackaged fluorescent bulbs, unpackaged smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, televisions, household chemicals, mattresses/box springs, paint, draperies, bedding, unframed mirrors, short lumber off-cuts, toxic or hazardous materials, carpeting or pianos.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

  • G&P Masonry
  • Canopy Fdtn.