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Donations - ReStore

The ReStore's entire inventory is compiled of donated product. We do NOT purchase any items. Everything we sell comes from the kindness of retailers, contractors, manufacturers, and of course everyday people. We truly appreciate all of the help from everyone over the years to make our ReStore such a success.

The ReStore accepts lots of different products, please check out the criteria below if you have any questions or concerns please give us a call (613) 547-4111.

Wherever possible we encourage customers to bring items to the ReStore as part of their donation to Habitat for Humanity. However, in situations where this is not possible we are able to pick-up donations subject to prior approval. Please give us a quick call at 613-547-4111 to make arrangements.

Donation Criteria

ALL DROP-OFFS ARE SUBJECT TO STAFF INSPECTION AND APPROVAL
AND MUST BE DONE DURING BUSINESS HOURS

Please keep in mind that the items below are just typical of what we are able to accept.
We are sometimes unable to accept items because of our limited space, the amount of similar items we have in stock, or the condition of the item.

Cabinets

  • All cabinets must come with all doors and drawers
  • Cabinet doors, in mint condition
  • All cabinets are acceptable at staff discretion, based upon condition

Flooring & Tile

  • We accept only NEW linoleum. This usually includes remnants and overstock, no salvage.
  • Linoleum must be at least 6'x10'
  • Rolled flooring must be free of holes & cutouts
  • Please help us out by measuring and marking the roll if possible.
  • Solid wood flooring must be free of nails and be a minimum of 3' pieces.
  • Pergo style flooring must be NEW or in excellent shape and be at least 25 sq'.
  • Vinyl tile must be NEW full boxes (min 4 boxes; approx 50sqt).
  • Tile must be free of glue and/or grout.

Doors & Windows

  • All doors that are NEW surplus or misorders are acceptable.
  • NEW, boxed, bifolds, and hollow cores with jamb are acceptable.
  • All doors must be free of rot, panel cracks, splits, or structural damage.
  • Sliding closet doors with mirrors and hardware will be considered.
  • Shower doors must be NEW or if used must be clean and have all track and hardware.
  • WE DO NOT ACCEPT BLINDS OF ANY TYPE.
  • WE CAN NOT ACCEPT LARGE PICTURE WINDOWS.

ITEMS THAT WE ARE
NEVER ABLE TO TAKE

  • Used Carpets, beds
  • Used chemicals or paint, paint that has been frozen.
  • Any device or instrument containing mercury.
  • Any material containing asbestos.
  • Used plumbing PVC.
  • Used or older florescent bulbs.
  • Aluminum windows.
  • Blown in or used insulation.
  • Used tub or shower door units.
  • Window treatments and vertical blinds.
     

If you wish to donate an unusual item which is not on the above list or if you need to schedule a pick-up, please do not hesitate to contact us at 613.547.4111


Electrical & Lighting

  • All supplies and equipment must meet current building codes.
  • NEW and surplus supplies are acceptable.
  • Used electric supplies must be approved by staff.
  • Odd colors and styles [ie pink elephant switch plates] are usually not accepted.

Hardware, Tools & Equipment

  • Knobs, hinges, locks, cabinet pulls.
  • Nuts, bolts, nails, screws, preferably sorted.
  • Most tools & equipment that are working and in reasonable condition.
  • Larger pieces of equipment must be approved by our staff.
  • NO ELECTRIC TOOLS WITH MISSING PIECES, CORDS, BATTERIES, CHARGERS, ETC
  • NO RUSTY HARDWARE OR BUCKETS.

Lumber & Building Materials

  • NEW surplus wood of any kind is acceptable.
  • Used lumber must be completely free of rot, mold, and insect damage.
  • All lumber must be at least 6' in length or 10sq' and be free of nails.
  • Sheet goods must be at least a half sheet in either direction and be free of mold and rot or other damage.
  • Only NEW bagged (preferably in original bags) insulation.
  • Roofing materials must be NEW and be in good condition.
  • NEW vinyl siding must be boxed.
  • NO USED VINYL SIDING.
  • NO HEAVILY PAINTED LUMBER OR SHEET GOODS.
  • NO USED SIDING SHINGLES.
  • NO USED INSULATION OF ANY KIND.

Masonry, Stone

  • NEW brick, concrete block, pier block, and pavers.
  • Used masonry and stone must be whole pieces, free of mortar, epoxy, etc.
  • Drop-offs of large amounts of such items must be scheduled with our staff.
  • Bags of mortar and such must be full bags and in original package. Please duct tape any rips or tears.

Lawn & Garden

  • Lawn and garden tools are accepted if in working order and reasonably free of rust.
  • Garden objects and architectural pieces.
  • Wrought iron fencing, gates, and other decorative metal fencing.
  • Wood fencing must be in very good condition and be free of heavily peeling paint or rot.
  • Fence posts must be at least 8', no cut-offs.
  • NO TOOLS OR EQUIPMENT WITH MISSING PIECES OR PARTS.

Plumbing & Bath Fixtures

  • Cast iron enameled sinks and stainless steel sinks.
  • Clawfoot tubs.
  • Ceramic sinks must be clean and free of scratches, chips and cracks.
  • Toilets must be low flush [1.6 GPF], be well cleaned, and free of chips and cracks
  • Metal plumbing parts and supplies.
  • NEW shower doors. No used ones please.
  • NO USED PLASTIC OR PVC PIPE OR PARTS.

Furniture

  • We accept furtniture at staff discretion. 
  • If possible, we require pictures of large items (i.e kitchen set). 

Paint, Wallpaper & Chemicals

  • NEW full paint cans only, never frozen.
  • All paints & chemicals must be in original containers with labels intact.
  • NO FLAMMABLES SUCH AS GAS, KEROSENE, ETC.
  • NO WALLPAPER.