What is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore?
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build strength, stability and self-reliance in our local communities.
Our Habitat ReStore staff and volunteers make the donation process as simple as possible. You can always donate goods in person, and we also offer free pickup of your larger donations.
What can you donate to the Sierra Vista Area 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.
Your local Sierra Vista Area ReStore also specializes in whole-home clear-outs, storage units, commercial liquidations, and business deconstruction/renovation pickups. Contact us to arrange an appointment today.
How does donating to the Sierra Vista Area 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. Habitat ReStores divert hundreds of tons from landfills each year, accepting hard-to-dispose-of items including new and used furniture, appliances and surplus building materials. In many cases, pickup service is provided for large items. Best of all, proceeds from the sale of these donated goods help families build a foundation for the future.
Need to donate lots of stuff?
Whether your company has ten tractor trailers or 25 warehouses across the country full of items to donate, our Procurement and Logistics Team is here to make gift-in-kind donations as easy as possible. We can arrange one-time donations of excess stock, or establish long-term partnerships with recurring donations in different locations. We’ve handled nationwide restaurant chain remodels, going out of business events and everything in between. Read more about Habitat for Humanity gift-in-kind donations or send an email.
More ways to donate
Head over to our donations page to learn about more ways to donate to Habitat for Humanity.
How do I schedule a free pickup?
- Contact our Habitat ReStore team to see if they are able to pick up the item or items you have available: (520) 458-0016 or ReStore@habitatsvaz.org
- Have your item picked up by trained and courteous Habitat ReStore workers and volunteers, free up some space at your home and help make a difference both in your community and around the world.
- Receive a donation receipt for your items to use at tax time.
How does donating furniture and other large items help Habitat for Humanity?
Your donation is taken back to the Habitat ReStore and sold to someone else in your community that will give it a second life. Proceeds from that sale help Habitat for Humanity provide a decent place to live for people in your community and around the world. We also regularly help other organizations in the community with donations of items that they can use in their community programs – free of charge.
What donations does Habitat ReStore pickup?
The list of accepted donations is a bit different for every Habitat ReStore, but we typically accept the following:
- Large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, dryers, etc)
- Electronics (TVs, computer equipment, photography equipment, stereos, etc)
- Household items
- Outdoor equipment (patio furniture, grills, etc)
- Building materials (doors, windows, cabinets, light fixtures, flooring, etc)
- Sporting goods (bicycles, fishing equipment, etc)
- Commercial equipment (coolers, freezers, tables, POS systems, etc)
- Media (books, CDs, movies, LPs, etc)
Please note that any upholstered or leather furniture must be free of any large tears, stains, odors, or pet damage.
Renovating your home? Check out eight things you can donate during your renovation; your Habitat ReStore may be able to pick those items up, as well.
See even more ways you can make donations on our donate page.
8 things to donate when renovating
Donating your renovation materials keeps functional — and often desirable — items out of the landfill. Find out what common items can be donated.
If anything is a constant in home improvement, it’s the trash. Home improvement projects tend to leave behind plenty of sawdust, screws and scraps of wood.
Donating your renovation materials keeps functional — and often desirable — items out of the landfill. Other renovators get the materials they need for their projects. You get to help others while getting rid of your trash. Many Habitat ReStores provide donation pickup services, and your donations may qualify for a tax deduction. Donating is a win-win situation!
What can be donated?
In general, donate items that can be reused and are in good condition. Make sure that any small parts in multi-piece items like doorknobs, plumbing fixtures and lighting are kept together. Check for rust, sharp nails or broken boards. Donations that are clean and in good condition are easy to reuse, and many local organizations will help you recycle these items.
Here are 8 types of construction waste that can be donated:
Sinks, toilets, and bathtubs
Donating is a great way to keep these bulky items out of the landfill. If you’re donating a bathtub or sink, make sure that they are not stained and do not have chips in the porcelain. If you are remodeling an older bathroom, your vintage fixtures will be surprisingly popular at the local architectural salvage store.
Remodeling a kitchen often means replacing kitchen cabinets. Luckily, someone else may want those kitchen cabinets you remove, and recycling them will cut down on construction waste. Kitchen cabinets should be in good working order: Check to make sure that the drawer pulls work, and keep the doors and drawers together when you donate them.
You also can donate working appliances like stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines. They need to be clean and in good working order.
Doors and windows
Both internal and external doors can be used by someone else. The most useful doors are clean and undamaged, so look for holes or alterations before donating. Sliding glass patio doors also can be donated. If you are donating sliding glass doors or windows, checking for cracks or holes in the glass is particularly important; these cracks might make the glass unstable and likely to break.
Wood from framing or home improvement projects can be easily recycled. Most organizations that accept donated lumber request that it come without exposed nails and screws because these can pose a safety hazard. Other concerns include wood with ripped or sharp edges and some types of treated wood. Salvage shops usually accept larger pieces of wood, including two-by-fours and plywood. A local woodworking class might appreciate smaller pieces of wood.
Tiles and wood flooring
Many salvage yards will recycle wood flooring that is in good condition. Look for clean, undamaged wood flooring with no visible nails and screws. They also will recycle extra boxes of tiles from a home improvement project. Not all types of flooring are recyclable, so talk to your local salvage shop before donating.
Light fixtures can be recycled through salvage shops or through other community organizations. Salvage shops often have a high demand for working light fixtures, and many community organizations use donated light fixtures when rehabilitating low-income homes. You can also donate light switches, switch covers and wiring to cut your construction waste down even more.
Door handles and cabinet knobs
Many people replace door handles and cabinet knobs to update a room’s appearance. These fixtures are often still in good condition and can be donated to a local salvage shop. Door handles will be most useful when all the parts are kept together, so put all of the pieces in a bag before donating.