Donate to the ReStore

Most materials sold in our Habitat ReStore have been donated by individuals, businesses and organizations in our community. Donating your gently loved household items keeps them out of the landfill, while supporting affordable housing in our community! Proceeds from ReStore sales help fund Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County’s mission.

Help us to help others by donating your new and “gently used” items.

  • Donations are tax deductible
  • Donations may be dropped off any time Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4:30pm
  • The ReStore will gladly pick up donated items anywhere in Lenawee County. Pick-up service is available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Please call (517) 266-0746 to make arrangements or complete the online form.
  • If you are a business and have excess inventory, displays, clearance, bulk items or are renovating and replacing furniture, fixtures, art, etc. you’d like to donate, please email restore@habitat-lenawee.org and use the Subject, “Donation pick up request” or call (517) 266-0746.
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The ReStore accepts donations of good quality, working items in the following categories:

Cabinets and Shelving

Cabinets and Shelving Kitchen Cabinets

All cabinets must be intact, possess no water damage, mold or missing parts (i.e. back or side panels).

Drawers and Cabinet Doors

We accept cabinet doors and/or drawers if they are accompanied by the cabinet, made of solid wood and/or of unique quality which the staff believes appropriate for resale.

Workbenches and Cabinets

see above for appropriate condition requirements.

Metal Cabinets and Lockers

We accept all metal lockers and cabinets.

Shelving and Racking Systems

We accept most shelving and racking systems.

Individual Melamine, MDF, and Particle Board Shelving

Must be in new or near new condition.

Solid Wood Shelving

We accept most solid wood shelving but spatial constraints may affect our ability to accept your donation.

Doors, Windows, and Hardware

Doors

We accept any door (except hollow-core) in good condition. We will not accept doors with water damage, delamination, cracks, or holes (other than those for locks and handles). Hollow-core doors are only accepted if they are paneled and/or new and in their frames.

Sliding Glass Doors

Must be in their frames, double-paned, and in fully operational condition. Wood sliding doors cannot have any rot or water damage.

Doors in Jambs and Door Jamb Material

We will accept doors in jambs that are in pieces and are denailed or destapled, and with a nail or screw through the jamb into the side of the door to hold it together. We will NOT accept doors attached to only one piece of the jamb or in jambs that are broken, or that still contain nails or staples.

Hinges

All cabinet and door hinges are accepted. We prefer if the hinges are assembled (both sides with the pins inserted).

Door Knobs

All door knobs are accepted. We prefer if the knobs are together with all their pieces.

Windows

Windows must be double-paned with unbroken seals within the panes and no broken glass. We do not accept the frames or sashes from single-paned windows. Since our window acceptance policy can be a bit tricky we suggest you bring in an example or share a photo of what you plan to donate.

Shutters

We accept shutters if they are in good condition but will decline those with excessive paint and/or weather damage.

Lumber, Trim, and Metal Trim

We accept trim pieces that are in four-foot sections or longer and have been de-nailed. Trim that has been painted or stained must be in very good condition to be accepted.

Lumber and Wood

We accept all dimensional lumber six-feet or longer. Larger timbers (i.e., 8”x8”, 4”x12”, etc.) will be accepted in sections of four feet or longer.

De-nailed Lumber

We strongly prefer that all lumber is donated without nails. If you bring in lumber containing nails it is likely that we cannot accept your material.

Metal

We accept almost all metal stock and sheet metal.

Lumber, Trim, and Metal

Trim

We accept trim pieces that are in four-foot sections or longer and have been de-nailed. Trim that has been painted or stained must be in very good condition to be accepted.

Lumber and Wood

We accept all dimensional lumber six-feet or longer. Larger timbers (i.e., 8”x8”, 4”x12”, etc.) will be accepted in sections of four feet or longer.

De-nailed Lumber

We strongly prefer that all lumber is donated without nails. If you bring in lumber containing nails it is likely that we cannot accept your material.

Metal

We accept almost all metal stock and sheet metal.

Sheet Goods

Plywood

If half-inch thick or less, we accept half sheets or larger. If over half-inch thick, we accept quarter sheets or larger.

Sheetrock

Half sheets or larger.

Paneling

Half sheets or larger.

Wonderboard

Quarter sheets or larger.

Sheet Glass and Mirror

Various sizes accepted but may be denied due to spatial constraints. Please, no glass and/or mirrors with cracks or chips.

Appliances and Lighting

Appliances

We accept appliances that are in good condition or of an antique nature.

We CANNOT take any non-working appliances containing CFCs or Freon (they must be disposed of properly at a licensed disposal facility).

Lighting Fixtures

We accept various light fixtures that are in good and fully functioning condition.

Ceiling Fans

We accept ceiling fans in good condition. Please note that all mounting hardware must accompany the fan, and the blades should be removed and packaged with the fan.

Wood and Gas Fireplaces and Stoves

Wood-Burning and Gas Fireplaces and Stoves

We accept all standalone fireplaces and stoves that are in working order. Regarding insert fireplaces, they must be in exceptional condition (not missing any pieces).

Stove Pipe

We accept all types of stove pipe that are in a reusable condition.

Furniture

We will accept non-upholstered furniture that is solid wood or of an antique nature (excludes entertainment centers. We cannot accept furniture that is of the particle-board “assemble yourself” style, unless it is in exceptionally good condition and already constructed. We will accept upholstered furniture that is free of any rips, tears, stains and/or discoloration. Since our furniture acceptance policy can be a bit tricky we suggest you bring in an example or share a photo of what you plan to donate via email.

Landscape Materials

Landscape Materials

We will accept all bricks, pavers, cinder blocks, moss rock, and flagstone as long as it is in a reusable condition, and without heavy mortar or concrete stuck to it.

Fencing

We accept chain link, welded wire, construction fencing, chicken wire, and most other types that are five feet or longer and rolled neatly together. Wood fence sections must be in good condition with no missing pieces and in four-foot sections or longer. Pieces of fencing (split rails, posts, pickets, etc.) are all accepted if they are de-nailed and in reusable condition. If a section of fence is broken, you can take it apart, and we will accept the separate pickets and rails if they are reusable and de-nailed.

Miscellaneous Materials

Stairs

Most stair sets are acceptable if they are in reusable condition. Pieces of staircases (balusters, treads, stringers, etc.) are also accepted.

Solar Panels

We accept all solar panels that are in working condition and will accept those we deem repairable as well.

Scrap Metal and Non-Ferrous Metal

Scrap (ferrous) Metal

We accept ferrous scrap metal (containing iron) such as mild steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, cast iron and wrought iron as space allows.

Non-Ferrous Metal

We accept non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, tin, lead, nickel and zinc.

Bathroom and Plumbing

Sinks

We accept all styles of sinks, but porcelain sinks must be without cracks, stains or chips.

Tubs

We accept all clawfoot and most cast iron and metal tubs. We do not accept tubs with chips or cracks. Jet or fiberglass tubs, even if they are of good quality and condition, may not be accepted due to space constraints.

Grout, Caulk, Concrete, Thinset, etc

We accept new and partially used bags of these materials. If a bag is opened, it must be in a container that is easy to move and strong enough to support the material inside. We do not accept caulk tubes that are opened.

Toilets

All toilets must be complete, clean and not have any cracks or pieces missing.

Miscellaneous Plumbing

We accept most plumbing parts and pieces. We ask that they be donated in an organized manner in containers that are a part of your donation.

PVC and Metal Piping

Sections must be three feet or longer. We will not accept pieces that are connected at angles forming an “L” shape or similar.

Tools and Hardware

Tools

We accept most tools that are fully operational.

Hardware (Nails, Screws, Bolts, etc)

We will accept all hardware that is new and in the box. Used hardware must not be rusted, and must be in containers that can be donated with the hardware.

Roofing Materials

We accept all reusable corrugated metal and vinyl roofing, asphalt and wood shingles, and tar paper in good condition. We also accept most other roofing materials; however roofing tiles are on a case-by-case basis due to space restrictions.

Some items are not saleable. Due to the high cost of handling and disposal we can not accept the following items

  • Non-working Freon appliances
  • Clothes
  • Mattresses and Box springs
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Unframed glass or mirrors
  • Liquids: Paint, Garden and Household chemicals
  • Pianos and organs
  • Electronics: TV’s, Phones, VCR/DVD, Stereos, Radios, Printers, Copiers, Fax Machines
  • Fluorescent Light Fixtures & Bulbs
  • Office Desks
  • Partial or Stained Toilets
  • Partial Windows
  • Window Shades, Blinds, or Treatments
  • Vinyl siding
  • Counter tops with precut holes
  • Wood Framed Windows
  • Hollow Core Slab Doors
  • Shower Doors
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Baby Strollers, Car Seats, Carriers, Cribs, etc.

We sometimes may need to refuse an item on this list due to its condition, lack of space, or other reasons. If you are donating small items, please pack them in containers that can be donated with the items. Our staff does not repair, recycle, or dispose of trash for customers.

If you see something in the ReStore we normally do not accept, it is most likely from a whole house deconstruction where we agreed to take everything. If you think your item may be an exception to our normal guidelines, you are welcome to bring it in, or bring in a photo and ask our staff whether we can accept it. We may not be able to accept your material if your photo does not represent the true nature of your donation.

Thank you for supporting Lenawee County’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore and our community!