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by Dr. Carli Jenkins 8 min read

How do you donate goods to Habitat ReStore?

Habitat ReStore staff and volunteers make the donation process as simple as possible. You can always donate goods in person, and many Habitat ReStores offer free pickup of large items. Here’s how the process works.

What can you donate to ReStore?

Habitat ReStore accepts new and gently used appliances, furniture, building materials, household goods and more from individuals and companies. Each ReStore is unique, and many locations also accept items outside these categories.

How does donating to ReStore help families?

The money raised by Habitat ReStores helps families build a decent and affordable place to call home. When the items you donate to ReStore are sold, the money helps families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future.

Need to donate stuff?

Remodeling, cleaning, down-sizing or just getting organized? Whatever your project, don’t let the items you no longer need end up in your local landfill.

Interested in donating to Habitat ReStore as a corporate partner?

Our corporate partnerships help make our work at Habitat possible, and we offer partnership opportunities for corporations wishing to donate overstock materials and participate in recurring donation programs. We have coordinated donations from nationwide restaurant chains, hotels, going out of business events and more.

More ways to donate

Head over to the support page to learn about more ways to donate to Habitat for Humanity.

What is the Amvets National Service Foundation?

Serving U.S. veterans since 1944, the AMVETS National Service Foundation operates in 22 U.S. states with both physical stores and donation pickup services. Your donations help support efforts including community outreach and job training courses. The organization accepts small appliances, as well as furniture, clothing, accessories, toys, electronics and more. You can schedule a pickup by visiting their website and locating your state.

What is the number for the American Council of the Blind?

Calling their toll free number at 1-800-866-3242, your home or office can schedule a pickup of the appliance or other items.

Does Habitat for Humanity resell items?

Known worldwide for it construction of affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity has established a network of thrift stores where it, too, resells items that were donated. Habitat for Humanity Restores uses the revenues generated form the sale of donated appliances and other household items to continue to fund their construction projects around the world.

Does Goodwill have a resale service?

Goodwill Industries has multiple stores in cities all across the country that offer donated items for resale. Any appliance, clothes, households that are donated are inspected, repaired and placed for sale. Staffed by a host of volunteers, Goodwill will also come to your home or office to pick up your appliance and deliver it to the nearest thrift store in the area. Call their toll free number at 1-800-741-0186 to schedule a pick up.

Which appliances make good donations?

Donate large appliances. Donate an oven or a stove. Donate a fridge. Donate a freezer. Donate a washing machine or a dryer. Donate a dishwasher. You can also donate small household appliances. Donate a toaster or a blender. Donate a mixer. Donate a microwave oven. Donate an ice cream maker. Donate a bread machine. Donate a wine chiller.

What will happen with my donated appliance?

When you donate a used appliance, the receiving charity may resell the item in order to fund its activities and further its mission, or it may instead give the item to an individual or a family in need. Either way, when you donate an appliance to charity, know that you’ll be helping the organization do a better job at helping the less fortunate.

Does the appliance have to be in working condition?

For most charities, yes. If a charity plans to resell your donated appliance to raise money for the work they do or if they intend to give it to a needy individual or family, the charity will most likely request that the machine is in good, working order. In rare cases, charities may accept broken appliances for parts or for training programs.

Where can I donate old appliances to charity?

DonationTown.org has made the process easier than ever. DonationTown.org, thanks to its growing database of charities across the nation, will put you in touch with a charity that needs your donations. And, within minutes, you can schedule a fast, free pickup of your donated items.

What is the Salvation Army?

Proceeds from The Salvation Army are used to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where those struggling with drugs and alcohol have a second chance at life. By supporting this cause, you’re not only getting rid of your waste in a productive manner, but also supporting and bettering your community. The Salvation Army offers free pickups when you donate appliances.

Does Goodwill accept donations?

Goodwill doesn’t allow large appliances as donations, but they do accept smaller appliances. If you’re getting a new toaster, blender or even microwave, Goodwill is the place to donate! You can call your local Goodwill and ask them if they’ll accept your donation before bringing it to your local drop-off.

What appliances can be recycled?

These appliances include microwave ovens, gas fireplaces, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, dryers, and water heaters.

How long does an appliance last?

The average household appliance has a lifespan of about ten years or less. Every time a new refrigerator or stove is purchased, we are faced with figuring out exactly what to do with the old one. If your appliance is in working order and you are simply updating to an ENERGY STAR certified model, or remodeling with a new ascetic, then selling your old appliance is a wonderful option. You can make a little money and keep that large, bulky item out of a landfill. Many people use sites like Offerup, Letgo, or Craigslist to sell off their unwanted appliances locally.

What is inside a microwave?

A microwave contains a magnetron, capacitor, transformer, a small motor, and sheet metal. The magnetron generates the microwaves by converting electricity from the power outlet into radio waves that heat the food. Copper is present inside the magnetron, transformer, and also copper wiring within the microwave.

Can you recycle portable AC units?

Don’t forget to keep recycling in mind even when it comes to smaller appliances such as toasters or portable AC units. These items are a significant contributor to landfill waste, and most are very easily donated or recycled. Portable AC units need to be recycled safely and adequately, so contacting a recycling center or junk removal company is a safe bet for disposing of one properly. See below for a full list of small home and kitchen appliances you can potentially recycle.

Can you recycle a gas water heater?

Gas water heater tanks contain steel, copper, and brass that can be recovered and recycled. Most scrap metal recycling centers will accept these tanks and some will pay cash for them. Make sure to drain the tank prior to hauling to the scrap yard.