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Conserve the environment and support the Habitat mission by donating to our ReStore.

Whether you’re redecorating, downsizing, or simply getting organized, Lafayette’s ReStore will happily accept your home improvement-related donations. By donating, you can support the Habitat mission to improve communities and provide homes for hardworking, low-income families, as well as prevent adding reusable materials to landfills.

accepted donations

We accept Drop-off Donations Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm, and Sat 10am – 3pm of all items that meet the criteria below. Please do not drop off after hours.

Donation Pickups may be limited to items that meet the following requirements:

The items are too large to fit in your vehicle.

Items are in the garage or on the main floor of the house. If not, they may be declined (regardless of condition) if it would be unsafe for our Donation Ambassadors or could cause damage to your property.

We may also temporarily suspend pickup of items that the ReStore is overstocked on.  

Photos of the items that you would like to donate are very helpful, and will help expedite the process. Send clear photos from several angles to ReStore@LafayetteHabitat.org. You will then be contacted to schedule a pickup.

 

Please note – Since the ReStore’s goal is to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity to build more houses, we should be diligent in how resources are used. Therefore, there may be items listed that the ReStore accepts as a drop off but can not pickup.

APPLIANCES
All appliances should be clean and in working order, and complete with all parts.

Prefer neutral in color (White, black, beige, bone, stainless steel etc.) and less than 10 years old.

Air Conditioners

Microwaves, counter & built-in

Ovens, Ranges, & Stovetops

Refrigerators & Freezers (No broken shelves or racks) – all lines should be disconnected

Washers & Dryers – all water & gas lines should be disconnected before pickup

NO TVs, computers, dishwashers, or hot water heaters


BUILDING MATERIALS Columns, Mantels – complete only

See also Doors, Electrical, Hardware, Roofing, HVAC, Windows, etc.


CABINETS Kitchen and Bathroom sets or individual pieces. Should be in good condition, with all shelves and doors. Please do not remove doors before donating. Should be free of any stains, damp, mold, or rot.  Countertops should be complete and uncut, text pictures to 765-426-7204 if questions.


DESKS Limited acceptance of desks – please text picture to 765-426-7204 to confirm.


DOORS Interior and exterior doors, in good condition only. They should not have rot, cracks, broken glass, splits, etc. Prefer without frames and hardware unless new or antique.

NO hollow core or shower doors.  Get manager approval for Sliding Glass Doors


DOOR KNOBS Interior Door Knobs are accepted, but Exterior Door Knobs should have a key.

Painted or Brass door knobs may be recycled rather than sold.


ELECTRICAL We accept only new electrical wiring and accessories.


FLOORING
FURNITURE Furniture should be in good repair, sturdy, no sta

We accept only new, never installed flooring.

Carpeting- should be in good condition. Minimum size accepted is 5’ x 5’.

Vinyl- should be in good condition with no tears. Minimum size 5’ x 5’.

Tile- should be in good condition. Clean, whole pieces with no custom cuts. Full boxes only.

Hardwood/Laminate- Full boxes only.


 

Couches, Loveseats, Recliners, Chairs

Tables, end tables, coffee tables

Bed headboards sets

Bookcases, Shelving Units, TV Stands

NO Box Springs, Mattresses, Sofa Sleepers or Entertainment Centers.

Limited acceptance of Desks


HARDWARE Clean, free of paint, and in good condition. (see also Nails & Screws)

New and used hinges & drawer pulls for cabinets, doors, etc.

Shelves and shelving hardware.


HOME DÉCOR Clean and in good condition

Paintings, vases, knickknacks, books, artificial plants, baskets. Only full sets of china.

NO Tupperware, pots & pans, bakeware, etc.


HVAC Working Air Conditioners.

Ductwork – never installed.


Insulation – unopened packages only

Floor Registers – unpainted, clean


LAWN & GARDEN Working power tools and usable hand tools

Landscaping materials  – Call 765-426-7204 for landscaping pavers or bricks.


LIGHTING Interior & exterior lighting, light fixtures, lamps, vanity and bath lights. Lighting fixture should have all components, including mounting bracket. Should be in working condition. NO Can Lights


LUMBER Free of nails with no mildew or rot.

Lumber – common widths of 6’ or longer.

Plywood-Full and ½ sheets.

Siding- 5’ minimum length. -at least full box.

Trim- 5’ minimum length-Not previously painted.


MIRRORS/GLASS Should be framed or part of a medicine cabinet or furniture. No Loose glass or mirrors.


NAILS/SCREWS Should be in original packaging – at least ½ full. NO rust or mixed packages accepted.


PAINT We do not accept paint from individuals. Please ask for information on how to safely dispose.

We accept paint rollers and unopened paint accessories.


PLUMBING Clean and in good condition. No cracks, chips, stains, or discoloration.  Faucets will be recycled.

Tubs & Showers- fiberglass and steel tubs and showers. Call 426-7204 for cast iron.

Sinks- Clean and in good condition. Neutral in color. Call 426-7204 for cast iron.

Toilets/Commodes- Complete to include tank lid. Prefer neutral in color.

Pipe (PVC/Iron/Copper)- – 5’ minimum length.

Plumbing Fixtures & fittings – new only

NO used/installed Shower Doors or Corner Tubs.


ROOFING MATERIALS Shingles-new bundles only (full bundle minimum).

Rolled Roofing-We accept new rolls (1/2 roll minimum).

Gutters-New, full pieces only. No rust, dents, or damage.

Insulation-Full sheets of Styrofoam or unopened packages of rolls.


TOOLS Hand and Power tools should be in good, working and usable condition.


WINDOW/SCREENS Glass should be intact. Windows should be at least double pane and vinyl frame.

Screens should have not tears or stretching.


WALLPAPER New, un-opened rolls of wall paper or border are accepted.


ITEMS NOT LISTED Stop in or call 765-423-2585


 

ITEMS ACCEPTED ONLY WITH MANAGERS APPROVAL

 

  • Christmas Trees or tree stands (only in season)
  • Cultured marble vanity tops without cabinet
  • Exercise equipment
  • Garage door openers
  • Hospital Beds
  • Office furniture
  • Pool tables
  • Sewing Machines
  • Sheetrock (drywall, wallboard, etc.)
  • Sliding Glass or bi-fold doors
  • Sporting Equipment

 

NOT ACCEPTED ITEMS

  • Anything broken or damaged
  • Anything with mold rot, bed bugs, or containing evidence of mouse or rat droppings, due to the potential health hazard to our employees and volunteers
  • Blinds or window treatments of any kind
  • Can lights
  • Ceiling tiles
  • CFL bulbs
  • Clothing, linens, bedding and drapes
  • Computers or computer equipment (scanners, keyboards, monitors, etc)
  • Corner Tubs
  • Disassembled particle board furniture
  • Drinking fountains
  • Electronics – computers, printers, stereo equipment
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Fuel cans
  • Furnaces & hot water heaters
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Hollow core doors
  • Light Bulbs, especially fluorescent or CFL
  • Lumber & trim under 6ft long, or with nails or staples
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Musical Instruments
  • Nails and screws in coffee cans or anything besides original packaging
  • Opened paint, stain, thinners or hazardous material of any kind
  • Paint – oil based or latex from individuals
  • Paint thinner & other hazardous or toxic chemicals or pesticides
  • Pesticides or hazardous materials
  • Pianos & Organs
  • Rusted or painted hardware—screws, nails, washers, bolts, etc.
  • Shower doors
  • Single pane windows
  • Sleeper Sofas
  • Small appliances
  • Toys, clothes, baby items
  • Trim or lumber less than 6 ft. long
  • Tubs -Corner, Garden, or Oversize
  • Tv’s or computers
  • Unbagged insulation
  • Unframed mirrors or glass
  • Urinals or wall mounted toilets
  • Used blinds
  • Used carpet or used carpet pad
  • Used cast iron sinks
  • Used dishwashers
  • Used Water heaters
  • Valances
  • Water Softeners
  • Window parts and pieces

If items you wish to donate are not listed, please call the ReStore and ask for a manager at (765) 423-2585.

free donation pick up

While you’re welcome to bring your donations to the store, we are also happy to pick up and transport large donations at no charge to you. Contact the ReStore to schedule a time that works for you.

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For more information about items we can accept or to schedule a pick up for your donation, contact the Lafayette Habitat ReStore.

(765) 423-2585

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