Donate to the Habitat ReStore
Anyone can donate! Individuals, businesses, stores, manufacturers, congregations, rehabbers, owners demolishing buildings, municipalities, agencies...anybody. You receive a tax deduction and reduce waste. Most importantly, every donation helps our Partner Families achieve their dream of affordable homeownership.
Share your ReStore donation information at 847-249-3160 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include information about the item you wish to donate such as its condition, age and location. After we receive your information, we'll contact you.
All appliances must be clean and in 100% working condition and include all knobs, trays, burners, shelves, etc.
Dishwashers - Due to 2014 U.S EPA guidelines, all dishwashers must be newer than 2011)
Microwaves 7 years old or newer and working properly
Refrigerators, stoves, Cook-Tops, Washers & Dryers 10 years old or newer
Water Heaters 3 years old or newer
All vinyl windows must be 10 years old or newer
Only new wood windows accepted
No cracks or missing panes
All windows must include appropriate hardware, if applicable
Window sashes are required
New and used carpeting may be accepted if clean and in good condition, rolled up and measured
New and gently used Linoleum/Vinyl accepted. All material should be clean, rolled up, and marked with measurements.
Hardwood flooring must be in excellent condition and nail free
Ceramic tile and stone tile in a minimum of 5 unopened boxes if new and unused, clean with no cracks and unbroken
*Subject to Seasonal Restrictions. Please call ahead*
New patio and paving stones
Some bricks - Clean, no dirt. Please call in advance
Faucets which are newer and meet federal standards may be accepted
Plumbing fixtures which are neat, clean, working and in usable condition may be accepted
White or Beige Toilets which are clean, no cracks, complete condition and in working condition (which include the tank top) may be accepted
Cabinets accepted if they are in good condition, 15 years old or newer, with operable doors and drawers attached and clean and free of rot
Cabinets: No cabinet doors & cabinet drawers without entire cabinetAll cabinets must be free of rot and in good, usable condition
Counter-tops: Granite, Corian, Marble countertops accepted if clean and in straight pieces. Sorry, no Formica or laminate
Wood, lumber, trim & siding
Accept full and 1/2 sheets of plywood
Accept full lengths of lumber (8 ft)
Accept clean, full sheets of drywall - no partial sheets
Trim accepted in minimum 6' length
Must be free of rot, nails, and screws
Accept new, full boxes of siding only
All doors must be in good condition, free of rot, cracks and holes
Both exterior and interior doors which are new or gently used may be accepted
The ReStore will accept new, unused shower doors.
Habitat accepts donations of cars, trucks, boats and other vehicles
Call 877- 277-4344 or visit www.carsforhomes.org with your title, VIN and donor information
Monetary donations can be made through our secure online system HERE
We do not accept upholstered furniture, mattresses or box springs.
Wooden furniture accepted: dressers with drawers/knobs, bed frames, end tables, coffee tables, dining room sets and chairs
Office furniture: desks, chairs, shelving
Please send pictures to: email@example.com or call 847-249-3160
Electrical and Light Fixtures
All Electrical parts, lights, wiring and hardware are accepted.
All light fixtures must be in good, working condition, clean and rust-free. Sorry, we do not accept ceiling fans.
Used fluorescent fixtures and bulbs cannot be accepted
Please call (847)249-3060 to discuss possible donation of any bulbs, new or used.
Hardware for doors, cabinets, etc. may be accepted in good condition and rust-freePlease separate all hardware by type
Nails, screws, nuts or bolts must be in original packaging - only half boxes or fuller will be accepted (Please, no mixed boxes, coffee cans, Starbucks bags... :-)
Shingles must be new and in complete packages
Metal roofing in full lengths only
Most roofing material donations are accepted
Please call ahead to make sure we are accepting roofing at the time of your donation
Unfortunately, we cannot accept...
Paint including spray paint
Broken and old appliances
Mattresses or upholstered furniture
Window blinds or curtains
Cast Iron Sinks
Fluorescent light fixtures or bulbs
Baby Items such as car seats, cribs or high chairs
Used Shower Doors
Have something we don't take? Try one of these alternatives:
If you cannot find an organization to accept your donation, offer it free to others interested in keeping usable items out of landfills.