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Unfortunately, our ReStore cannot accept all donations. Below is a guideline for items that we accept, and those that we do not.If you would like to donate items that are not listed, or you have any questions, please call us.

COVID-19 FAQsGeneral FAQ

Appliances

YES

  • Stoves, Cooktops, Ovens, Ranges, Microwaves and Small Appliances
  • Refrigerators and Freezers
  • New Dishwashers (2 years old or newer)
  • Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers

NO

  • Anything more than 10 years old (exceptions may be made for designer or high-end brands)
  • Dishwashers without lead-free certification marks
  • Anything not in perfect working order

Furniture

YES

  • Wood Furniture: Tables, Side Boards, Bookcases, Chairs, etc.
  • Antiques in good condition (non-upholstered)
  • Home Office Furniture (non-upholstered)
  • Small Writing Desks or Roll-Top Desks
  • Metal, Wood, or Plastic Patio and Outdoor Furniture

NO

  • Upholstered Furniture
  • Entertainment Centers And TV Armoires
  • China Cabinets/Hutches
  • Oversized Desks (Over 4′ X 3′)
  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Cribs or Other Baby Items
  • Furniture with Tears, Stains, Pet Marks, Smells, Discoloration

Home Decor

YES

  • Lamps
  • Artificial Plants

NO

  • Decorative Pillows
  • Candleholders and Flower Vases
  • Framed Art and Picture Frames
  • Crystal
  • Decorative Pieces
  • Nice Baskets

Glass and Mirrors

YES

  • Framed Mirrors and Glass smaller than 5×5

NO

  • Chipped Glass or Mirrors
  • Glass or Mirrors without Frames

Electronics

NO Thank you

Electrical and Lighting

YES

  • New or Gently Used Ceiling Lights, Pendant Lights, Wall Mount Lights, Exterior Lights, Table and Floor Lamps
  • New or Gently Used Glass Shades And Globes
  • New Can Lights by the Case
  • Doorbells
  • Rolls of Wire, Cable and Conduit

NO

Flooring

YES

  • Vinyl and Ceramic Floor Tile (Over 150 Sq Feet) of Matching Color and Style in Original Boxes
  • High-Quality Laminate Flooring (Over 150 Sq Feet)
  • Hardwood Flooring (Over 150 Sq Feet)

NO

  • Area Rugs with Rips, Stains, Odors, or Excessive Wear
  • Any Flooring with Nails, Mortar, Grout, Chips, or Any Damage
  • Flooring Too Small For a 10×10 Room

Bath and Plumbing

YES

  • Undermount Sinks and Pedestal Sinks without Faucets
  • Kitchen Sinks in Excellent Condition without Faucets
  • NEW Toilets
  • New Shower Stalls, Shower Bases and Pans

NO

  • Used Bathtubs
  • Anything with Rust, Corrosion, or Non-Manufacturer Paint
  • Anything with Chips, Cracks, Scratches, Caulking, Rust, Glue, or Large Stains
  • Used Bathtubs
  • Used Faucets

Cabinets and Countertops!

YES

  • Complete Kitchen Cabinet Sets
  • Bathroom Vanities and Medicine Cabinets

NO

  • Cabinets without Doors or Drawers
  • Cabinet Faces and Miscellaneous Drawers
  • Countertops without the Cabinets
  • Anything with Rot or Damage

Exterior and Shower Doors

YES

  • Exterior Doors up to 80” Tall in Excellent Condition
  • Only Brand New Shower Doors, In-Box and Complete with Track
  • Sliding Patio Doors with Frame Intact and No Broken Seals

NO

  • Hollow Core Doors
  • Doors with Rot, Broken Glass, Splintering, or Protruding Nails

Windows and Coverings

YES

  • Brand-New Residential Double Pane Vinyl Complete with Jamb
  • New or Like New Wood Casement Windows Complete With Jamb
  • Decorative Curtain Rods

NO

  • Nails that Protrude From Frame
  • Windows with Fogging or Broken Seals

Outdoor

YES

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Gates and Full Rolls Of Fencing Material
  • Lawn and Garden Tools, Lawn Mowers 3 Years or Newer
  • Outdoor Fireplaces and Grills 3 Years or Newer
  • Decking, Bricks, Pavers, Stones And Cinder Blocks In Large Amounts and on Pallets

NO

Tools and Hardware

YES

  • Power Tools and Hand Tools
  • Ladders
  • Decorative Gate Hardware
  • New or Gently-Used Cabinet Pulls, Doorknobs, Deadbolts, Hinges

NO

COVID-19 FAQ

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us at our ReStore. As we continue to navigate the COVID crisis, please do your part in protecting yourself, your fellow shoppers, and our ReStore staff.

 

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes. All shoppers must bring their own mask and wear it the entire time in the store.

 

Will employees help me load my car?

To comply with social distancing, our team cannot load the items into your car. They will, however, assist by moving purchased items from the store to the loading dock.

 

Can I come back to pick up the items I purchased?

No. All items must be taken at the time of sale. Delivery within 10 miles of the ReStore can be scheduled for curbside delivery for an additional fee.

 

Are you accepting household donations?

No. To further prevent the spread of the virus, we are not currently accepting any household donations.

General FAQ

 

What happens with my material donation? Does it go into a home built by Habitat?

Material donations are not used in Habitat-built homes. Instead, our ReStore thrift shop sells them at low-cost to the public. Our ReStore generates a valuable revenue stream that enables Habitat for Humanity to build more decent, affordable housing for hard-working, low-income families in New Jersey. Your donation not only helps support the construction of Habitat homes, it also helps reduce the costs of home improvement for other homeowners in Burlington County.

 

Does the ReStore repair donated items and materials?

Unfortunately, we do not currently have the resources to repair or touch up items, which is why we can only accept gently used donations that are in working condition.

 

Why don’t you accept certain items?

Some of our donation restrictions are dictated by state or federal law (mattresses, boxsprings, cribs, halogen lamps, etc). Other restrictions are based on our retail experience and the limited space that we have to work with. If an item doesn’t sell in our ReStore, we have to pay to dispose of it, which takes away from our mission of building affordable housing in Burlington and Mercer Counties.

Our staff members have the final say on what we accept.

 

When can I drop off donations?

Drop-offs are welcome during our normal business hours.

 

Does the ReStore accept scrap metal and nonworking appliances for recycling?

Yes. We are, however, unable to schedule pickups for these items. If you can drop off your scrap metal/nonworking appliance (electronics excluded) at our ReStore, we will break them down and sort them for recycling. The donation of these materials is also tax-deductible!

 

How much is my donation worth?

We are not able to provide values for donated items at this time.

 

Can I write the donation off of my taxes?

All donations made to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore are tax-deductible. We are a 501(c)(3) and our charity number (EIN) is 22-2905055. We provide forms in-store and on-site.

Thank you to our Corporate Donors