Donate Materials to Habitat ReStore

Donate Materials to Habitat ReStore

Donation criteria

Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donations of good, usable, structurally-sound building materials. All donations are tax-deductible. Below are general guidelines Donation criteria list is subject to change

The Habitat ReStore will be ready and open to the public in September. The store will be located at 528 Essex Rd./Rt2A just up the hill from Agway in the former First Quality carpets location, in the meantime we are accepting donated items Now!

Please contact us for more information.  We offer FREE PICKUPS ON LARGE ITEMS

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

(802) 857-5296 or [email protected]

[email protected]                                   Donation Criteria

CabinetryFull kitchen and bathroom sets
Individual pieces
Counter tops
Hardware: hinges, pulls
In good condition with intact doors and drawersWindowsDouble Hung, Picture, Bay Complete, without rot, cracks, or foggy glass. No sashes, single pane or storm windowsAppliancesGas and electric ovens
Microwaves, toasters, counter top ovens
Range hoods
Range tops
Refrigerators Freezers
Kitchen electrics:
Slow cooker
Waffle iron
Coffee makers Must be 5 years old or newer, with all knobs

Doors (residential only)

Exterior or interior
Pre-hung or door slabs
No rot, cracks, or missing panes


Hardwood/Parquet flooring, 25 sq. ft. or more
New carpet 10’x10’ or larger, New padding
New vinyl tiles or vinyl sheets
Slate, marble or ceramic tile and under layments

Home & Office FurnitureBedroom furniture (no mattresses)
Book shelves
Chairs:dining, living, task, conference room, office
Filing cabinets and hardware
Tables and desks: large and small
Good condition and structurally soundHardwareComplete sets of door hardware
Any quantity of hinges, nails, screws, hangers, etc.LightingFixtures and ceiling fans
In good condition, complete and in working order.
No fluorescent lights or can lights

Lumber & Plywood

Plywood, sheathing, luan
Dimensional, 6’ or longer
No scraps; Wood must be free of nails and concrete


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


Columns, Mantels, Posts, Moldings, Trim

Home Entertainment Electronics

TV’s and monitors
MP3 Players and stereos
DVD, VCR, Blue Ray
Must be less than 5 years old and in working order

MiscellaneousGarden tools in working order
Hand tools and power tools, in working orderAir conditioners & heaters, 5 years old or newer
Water heaters, 5 years old or newer All heating & ventilating equipment must be removed from the homeItems not accepted at Habitat ReStoreAnti-freeze or motor oil
Paint, Stain
Hazardous materials
Oil-based products
Car seats
Single pane windows
Storm windows
Hard-wired fluorescent lights
Can lights
Glass doors
Garage doors
Mercury thermostats
Solvents or strippers
Wall coverings
Toys, cribs, car seats
Moldy materials
Computers & accessoriesNot 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:
[email protected] or 802-922-5184.Cash Donations

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

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 your vehicle,  call 802-857-5296.



Please note that we cannot accept mattresses, toys or clothing.


Why you should support the Habitat ReStore

By donating to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you are helping to 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 the 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!