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Donation Acceptance Guidelines

All items will be evaluated at the time of donation based on the guidelines provided, salability, and overall safety. ReStore Associates reserve the right to decline donations that do not meet all standards.

Appliances

 All appliances must be in 100% working order, good condition (CLEAN) and less than 20 years old.

  • Cooktop

  • Dishwasher *Must be newer than 2014 to qualify due to Lead and Water Act.

  • Dryer

  • Freezer

  • Oven

  • Refrigerator

  • Small appliances (toaster, microwave, blender, coffee maker, etc.)

  • Stove/range

  • Vent hood

  • Washer

 

Building Materials

All building materials must be in good condition, free of any screws or nails, and meet the size requirements specified below.

  • Electrical components (conduit, receptacles/switches/faceplates, wire)

  • Flooring

    • Tile, laminate, and linoleum *Must be new and in original packaging

    • Hardwood *Must be in good condition, free of any glue, and in a reusable quantity

    • Carpet *Must be new

  • Insulation *Must be new and in original packaging

  • Lumber/Trim *Must be at least 6’ in length and no more than 12’ in length

  • Paint *Latex only (we do not take oil-based paint)

  • Roofing *Must be new and in original packaging

  • Sheet goods (drywall, plywood, OSB, etc.) *Must be at least ½ sheet or 4’ x 4’

  • Siding *Must be new and in original packaging

Cabinets

  • Cabinet set

  • Countertop *Must be with a cabinet set OR a straight piece that does not have a sink cutout (we do not accept L-shaped countertops on their own)

  • Medicine cabinet

  • Single base or wall cabinet

  • Vanity cabinet

  • Must be in good condition and free of exposed screws or nails

 

Doors & Windows

  • Blinds *must be cordless (we do not take corded blinds due to child choking hazards)

  • Interior and exterior residential doors (we do not take commercial doors)

  • Shutters

  • Windows

  • Must be in good condition and free of exposed screws or nails

Electronics

All electronics must be in 100% working order and have necessary cords/hardware.

  • Computer accessories (mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc.) (we do not take laptops, computer towers, printers or monitors)

  • Flat screen television (we do not take rear projection or tube style televisions)

  • Media (DVDs, records, CDs, etc.)

  • Music equipment (speakers, amp, stereo, etc.)

  • Television equipment (surround sound, DVD player, streaming device, etc.)

 

Furniture

All furniture must be in good condition, fully assembled (unless new and in original packaging) and free of any rips, stains, or broken parts.

  • Armoire/wardrobe

  • Baker’s rack

  • Barstool

  • Bed frame

  • Bench

  • Bookcase/shelving

  • Buffet/credenza/sideboard

  • Chair

  • Chaise lounge

  • Chest of drawers

  • Chest/trunk

  • China hutch/curio cabinet

  • Desk *Must be 4’in length or less (we do not take executive style desks)

  • Entertainment center *Must be solid wood (we do not take pressboard entertainment centers)

  • File cabinet

  • Futon

  • Game table (air hockey, ping pong, foosball, pool, etc.)

  • Grandfather clock

  • Loveseat

  • Nightstand

  • Ottoman

  • Patio/outdoor furniture

  • Sofa

  • Table (end, side, coffee, dining/kitchen)

  • TV stand

 

Household Items

  • Artwork

  • Books

  • Dishware (china, plates, cups, etc.)

  • Holiday decorations *Christmas trees must be boxed and complete

  • Mirror *Must be framed.

  • Décor

  • Kitchenware (utensils, pots, pans, strainer, etc.) (we do not take Tupperware/plastic items)

HVAC

All HVAC items must be less than 10 years old and in good condition.

  • Air conditioner *Residential only

  • Ducting/vents

  • Fireplace inserts

  • Furnace/heater

 

Lawn/Garden & Tools

All tools must be in 100% working order, complete, and in good condition. All lawn/garden items and fasteners must be in good condition and free of rust.

  • Bench, hand & yard tools

  • Bird bath/fountain

  • Fasteners (screws, nails, etc.)

  • Fencing

  • Gardening supplies *Soil or fertilizer must be unopened

  • Grill

  • Lawnmower (riding or push)

  • Pavers/bricks

 

Lighting

  • Ceiling fan *Must be new and in original packaging

  • Lamp

  • Light fixture (we do not take fluorescent light fixtures or bulbs)

 

Plumbing

  • Bathtub (we do not take cast iron inserts, but clawfoot tubs are acceptable)

  • Faucets *Must be new and in original packaging

  • Garbage disposal

  • PVC pipe *Must be unused and clean

  • Shower inserts/surrounds

  • Sink (pedestal, utility, kitchen, bathroom)

  • Toilets *Must be lowflow (lowflow toilets are 1.6 GPF or less)

 

Thanks for your support! We have to say “No, thank you” to these donations:

  • Baby items such as: cribs, car seats, children’s folding chairs/stools, gates

  • Chemicals, pesticides, flammable materials

  • Clothing

  • Commercial doors

  • Computer monitors, towers, printers and laptops

  • Countertops with sink cutout or L-shape (unless with cabinet set)

  • Cubicles

  • Executive desks (4’L or larger)

  • Exercise equipment (weight benches, treadmills, ellipticals, yoga balls, weights, etc.)

  • Garage doors

  • Ladders

  • Mattresses and box springs

  • Medical items (crutches, wheelchairs, shower chairs, hospital beds)

  • Oil-based paint

  • Pet/baby gates

  • Pianos and organs

  • Play sets/swing sets/slides

  • Satellite/cable equipment

  • Shower doors

  • Tires

  • Trash compactors

  • Tube or rear projection style televisions

  • Unframed glass or mirrors

  • Unassembled furniture (unless it is in original box)

  • Used carpet, laminate, tile, and linoleum

  • Used ceiling tiles