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Donate Items


How do I donate my items?

Donations are accepted at the ReStore during regular business hours.  Please bring your donation to the rear of the building at the loading dock door.  (Visit our event calendar for holiday hours.)  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. Items should be curbside, on a porch, or in an easy to access area of a garage or carport.  Mark the items "ReStore". Habitat reserves the right to decline items that do not meet the acceptance list (see below).


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

We do not accept any gas appliances (stoves, dryers, water heaters, furnaces, heaters, used gas lines)

  • 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

We do not accept unframed sliding glass doors, garage doors, or garage door openers

  • 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)

We do not accept printers or copiers.

  • 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

We do not accept used mattresses and box springs, futon mattresses, or sleep sofa mattresses

We do not accept TV cabinets or large commercial style office desks

  • Interior and exterior lock sets with keys
  • Knobs, hinges, pulls
  • Working tools – power, hand and garden tools 
  • Electrical hardware

We do not accept tools with missing guards, frayed cords or any other absent safety feature.

  • Dimensional lumber – 6’ and longer
  • Sheet goods – 4’ x 4’ and larger
  • Sheet rock – 4' x 8' sheets and larger
  • Sinks
  • Toilets (must no have greater than 1.6 gallon tanks)
  • Bathtubs – claw foot, fiberglass or solid surface
  • Hot water heaters – less than 5 years old
  • New plumbing supplies

We do not accept shower doors, toilets not rated "low-flow", potable water fittings/fixtures made before 2014, or used toilet seats

  • Treadmills, stationary bicycles, weight machines, iron weights
  • Camping equipment
  • Bicycles - functional only
  • General sporting goods

We do not accept protective helmets

  • Hand tools, power tools, shop tools, garden tools
  • Ladders and scaffolding

We do not accept tools with missing guards, frayed cords or any other absent safety feature


Call first to discuss donating these items

  • Heat pumps and electric furnaces
  • Central AC units

We cannot accept broken glass, clothing, damaged/soiled upholstered furniture, vertical blinds, corded blinds, unpackaged fluorescent bulbs, smoke/fire or carbon monoxide detectors/alarms, fire extinguishers, televisions, items containing lead paint, flammable gases including propane tanks, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, household chemicals, unlabeled containers of liquid, toxic or hazardous materials, used mattresses/box springs (includes futon mattresses and sleeper sofa mattresses), opened paint, power tools with missing guards/frayed cords/absent safety features, used car parts integral to the safe operation of a vehicle, protective helmets, items containing lead pant, draperies, bedding, unframed mirrors, potable water fittings/fixtures made before 2014, fire-rated doors containing asbestos, toilets not rated "low-flow", used toilet seats, gas appliances and gas lines, short lumber off-cuts less than 3 feet, cribs, bassinets and cradles, play pens, infant swings, highchairs, strollers, car seats, computer printers, copiers, used carpeting, garage doors, garage door openers, or pianos.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

  • Bridge Foundation
  • Canopy Fdtn.
  • Haywood Co. Comm. Fdtn.
  • G&P Masonry
  • Dogwood Health Trust
  • Ace Construction Enterprises
    Ace Construction Enterprises
  • Ridenour & Goss
    Ridenour & Goss
  • Sunrise Rotary
    Sunrise Rotary