Habitat ReStores are home improvement stores that accept small and large donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, building materials and more. Proceeds from the sales of these items help Habitat's work in your community.
Interested in making a donation to our ReStore?
Here's a few details to keep in mind:
NEW DONATION PICK-UP/DROP OFF PROCEDURES Beginning May 20, 2020:
The ReStore is again scheduling pick ups, and accepting drop-offs of donations. To donate any items, you must first email DONATIONS@HABITATWORCESTER.ORG. For fastest service please also include photos of the items with initial email.
Note - we cannot accept all items. Please reference our regular donation policy below prior to contacting the ReStore.
FOR ALL DONATIONS:
We ask that you please do not contact us if anyone in your household is exhibiting signs of sickness.
We also ask that you please assist us by cleaning any stains, pet hair, or general dirt/dust from your items before donation. Our staff is small and will be working as quickly as possible to get items sanitized and ready to sell back to the community with safety measures in check. Taking care of that first step at home helps ensure we can accept your items.
The ReStore staff reserves the right to decline donations.
PICK UPS at residences and businesses are CURBSIDE ONLY. This means items for donation must be left outside.
Examples of pick-up locations include placing items in a driveway, open air garage, front porch, or similar open-air location outside of the home or business.
Staff will NOT be permitted to enter homes or businesses to remove items. This also includes items that require elevator access in condo buildings - donors must bring their items to a first level with outdoor access or pickups cannot be accommodated.
After contacting the ReStore, staff will respond with available drop-off times.
PLEASE DO NOT bring items to the ReStore unless you have a confirmed pick up time. Staff is operating out of the store on a limited basis.
Items left outside can be ruined by weather which results in them going straight to the dumpster. Please help us keep items out of the landfill by following procedure and scheduling a drop off.
We thank you for your understanding.
HFHWC's ReStore accept “gently used” and fully operational furniture, appliances and building materials to help further our mission of providing affordable housing to Worcester County families. Find a detailed list of what we can/cannot accept here.
Please consult the list of acceptable items prior to bringing donations to the ReStore.
Donation Pick Up Service:
We offer pickup service for donated materials at Worcester County homes and businesses on a first come, first serve basis. Please understand, during periods of high volume, we may be scheduling pick ups a few weeks out. Please be patient with us as we get our store up and running. We plan to add additional pick up days in the near future. If you are unable to wait for a pick up, you are welcome to drop off items on Thursdays, or you may make an alternative drop off appointment with management.
When picking up items we ask:
- That items are easily accessible on the ground floor to keep from causing injury to our amazing folks conducting the pick ups - many are volunteers!
- Items must be fully disconnected from walls, plumbing, and utilities.
- Items must also be free of mold and mildew in order to be accepted.
For a more in depth look into what items are acceptable, please see the “Yes Please vs No Thank You” list available on our website.
Have something not on the list? It never hurts to ask! Call us at 410.208.4440 or send an email.
Donation Inquiry Procedure:
- To ensure all items meet our criteria, we ask that donors email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org of the items they are interested in donating.
- Please include name, address and best form of contact in addition to pictures of the items of interest. If you have a deadline due to construction or similar situation, please inform us in the message so we can try our best to accommodate your request as quickly as possible.
- Donors who call first will be asked to submit photos via email as well (hint, hint... it might be easier to email first!)
We are working diligently to serve our community as quickly as possible. We will do our best to respond to emails and missed calls within 48 hrs of your inquiry and schedule your pick up/drop off as quickly and efficiently as we can. We ask only for your patience and understanding as we develop and streamline this process. Working hand in hand with our donors and volunteers makes our entire community successful!
Please note: HFH ReStore Management, Staff, and our Donations Ambassadors have the final say in all donated merchandise. We are not licensed to disconnect any donated materials and ask for full cooperation from all donors.
Donation Receipts are available to all donors via email. Printed receipts are available upon request.
How does donating to ReStore help families?
The money raised by Habitat ReStore helps families build a decent and affordable place to call home. When the items you donate to ReStore are sold, the money helps families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future.
Need to donate stuff? And keep it out of the landfill?
Remodeling, cleaning, down-sizing or just getting organized? Whatever your project, don’t let the items you no longer need end up in your local landfill.
Habitat ReStores divert hundreds of tons from landfills each year, accepting hard-to-dispose-of items including new and used furniture, appliances and surplus building materials. Best of all, proceeds from the sale of these donated goods help families build a foundation for the future.
Interested in donating to Habitat ReStore as a corporate partner?
Our corporate partnerships help make our work at Habitat possible, and we offer partnership opportunities for corporations wishing to donate overstock materials and participate in recurring donation programs. We will be happy to coordinate donations from nationwide restaurant chains, hotels, going out of business events and more. Email email@example.com for more information.