Donate Materials to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Donate Materials to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Donate Materials to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Donation Criteria

This page contains a list of the items the Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts. Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donations of new and used home goods and usable structurally-sound building materials. All donations are tax-deductible. Below are general guidelines. Donation criteria list is subject to change.

The Habitat ReStore is currently accepting donations through free scheduled pick up and will be ready and open to the public in September. The store will be located at 528 Essex Road/ Route 2A, just up the hill from Agway in the former First Quality carpets location.

If you don’t see your item listed or if you have questions, please contact us for more information. We offer FREE PICKUPS ON LARGE ITEMS.

Burlington Vermont Habitat for Humanity Restore

(802)-857-5296 or


  • Gas and Electric ranges, Convection ovens
  • Microwaves, Toasters, Counter top ovens
  • Range hoods and Range tops
  • Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Kitchen electrics: Slow cooker, Grills, Blenders, Mixers, Waffle iron, Juicers, Coffee makers


  • Antiques
  • Columns, Mantels, Posts, Moldings, Trim

Cabinetry- In good condition with intact doors and drawers

  • Full kitchen and bathroom sets
  • Individual pieces
  • Counter tops
  • Hardware: Hinges and Pulls

Cash Donations

  • We accept home improvement materials as well as cash. Your contribution will help deserving families realize their dreams of home ownership.  

Doors – residential only, No rot, No cracks, No missing panes

  • Exterior or Interior
  • Pre-hung or door slabs


  • Hardwood/ Parquet flooring (25 square feet or more)
  • New carpet 10 x 10 or larger
  • New padding
  • New Vinyl tiles or vinyl sheets
  • Slate, Marble, or Ceramic tile and Underlayment


  • Complete sets of door hardware
  • Any quantity of hinges, nails, screws, hangers, etc.

Home and Office Furniture – Good Condition and Structurally Sound

  • Bedroom Furniture (no mattresses)
  • Book shelves
  • Chairs: Dining, Living, Task, Conference room, Office
  • Filing Cabinets and Hardware
  • Tables and Desks: Large and Small

Home Entertainment Electronics- Must be less than 5 years old and in working order

  • TV’s and Monitors
  • MP3 players and Stereos
  • DVD, Blue Ray

Lighting- In good condition, complete and in working order

  • Fixtures and Ceiling fans
  • Floor and Table lamps
  • No Fluorescent lights or Can lights

Lumber and Plywood- No scraps

  • Plywood, Sheathing, Luan (1/2 or full sheets)
  • Dimensional: 6’ or longer
  • Woodworking lumber: Rough cut, Planed (2′ or longer)
  • Wood must be free of nails and concrete


  • Hand and Power garden tools (in working order)
  • Mowers and String trimmers
  • Hand tools and Power tools (in working order)
  • Air Conditioners, Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling equipment  (5 years old or newer)
  • Tankless and Tank Water heaters (5 years old or newer)
  • All heating & ventilating equipment must be removed from the home


  • Bathtubs: Fiberglass, Claw-foot, Steel
  • Sinks: Kitchen and Bath, Pedestal (no rust or cracks)
  • Shower enclosures (no cracks or stains)
  • Toilets: residential only
  • Miscellaneous: Plumbing hardware, Fittings, Pipes


  • Double Hung
  • Picture
  • Bay Complete
  • Without Rot, Cracks, or Foggy glass.
  • No sashes
  • No single pane or storm windows

Donate Everyday Supplies for ReStore Operations

We will always gratefully accept gift cards for Staples or grocery/supply stores for cleaning supplies. We appreciate any support you can provide. Here’s a list of ongoing supply needs:

  • Copier paper
  • Toner
  • Pens
  • Tape
  • Note pads
  • Cleaning Supplies (for counters, bathrooms, windows, and more)
  • Paper towels

Non Acceptable Material at Habitat ReStore

  • Anti-freeze or Motor oil
  • Paint and Stain
  • Hazardous materials
  • Oil-based products
  • Car seats
  • Sheetrock
  • Garage doors
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Solvents or Strippers
  • Wall coverings
  • Toys, Cribs, Car Seats
  • Moldy materials
  • Computers and Accessories

Not Sure?

  • If you have a unique item that you would like to donate to fund an affordable home but don’t see it here, please contact our Habitat ReStore team at or 802-857-5296.

Free Pick-Up Service

For questions about your donation or to schedule a free pick-up in Chittenden County for pre-approved items too large for you vehicle, call 802-857-5296.

Why You Should Support the Habitat ReStore

By donating to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you are helping reduce waste by diverting usable materials from local landfills. The Habitat ReStore provides customers with an environmentally responsible way to reuse, recycle, and re-purpose second-hand building materials and home goods. Extending the life cycle of vintage furniture adds history, style, and Eco-savvy to any home. Customers can find one-of-a-kind items at Habitat ReStore and everything will be priced below retail value. By donating at the Habitat ReStore, you’re being green and by shopping with us you’re saving some green!

Most importantly, the Habitat ReStore supports the work of Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity, helping us to build more homes for families in need!