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What items can be donated

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Donation process

To schedule a donation pick-up or drop-off, please email pictures of the item(s) you wish to donate, along with your contact information to the ReStore nearest you. Unfortunately, we cannot accept every donation. It is best to call ahead if you are unsure if the ReStores are able to accept your donation.

Please email pictures of the item(s) you wish to donate, along with your contact information to the ReStore nearest you:

Please ensure the items are cleaned prior to donating.

Questions? Contact the ReStores directly.

 

Why donate to the ReStore?

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!

It’s good for the community. Habitat for Humanity ReStores play an integral part in Habitat's mission, bringing financial support for our work. Proceeds from every ReStore purchase helps build homes for families across Niagara and help local families build brighter futures for themselves.

It helps the environment. Every item donated to the ReStore equals less useable material being thrown in a landfill.

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, (items must be free from damage, rips, tears, stains, odors, etc.) 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)
  •   Small appliances
  •  Heaters
     Humidifiers, dehumidifiers
  •  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 (Grimsby & St. Catharines)
  •  Book cases
  •  Chairs
  •  Coffee/Side tables
  •  Couches
  •  Dressers
  •  File cabinets
  •  Headboards and footboards
  •  Hutches, buffets, side tables, credenzas
  •  Office chairs
  •  Small student desks
  •  Tables 
  •  Outdoor furniture

Flooring

  •  Carpet Remnants must be unused/new, 10′ x 10′ or larger
  •  Area rugs
    (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)

Hardware

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

Home Decor

  •  Dishes, glassware, and cookware
  •  Holiday décor
  •  Home accents
  •  Mirrors
    (must be framed)
  •  Throw pillows
  •  Art

  •  Collectibles
  •  Curtain rods 
  •  Blinds (new only - no cords) 
  •  Gardening items

Kitchens/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

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
  • (gently used, no damage)
  •  Miscellaneous plumbing hardware
  •  No chips, cracks, rust or water damage

Tools

  •  Power tools, all types
  •  Hand tools
  •  Automotive supplies 
  •  Garden tools and supplies

Vehicles

  • Running/non-running cars, trucks, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, jet skis, trailers, 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
  •  Antique
  •  Exterior shutters
  •  Stained glass
  •  Vintage decorative
  •  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.