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Donation Guide

ReStore donation guide

every donation helps a family build a decent and affordable home

When you donate your gently used items to our Habitat ReStore, you are changing lives by making affordable homeownership a reality for a family in your own community! Not only are you making a difference locally, you’re making a difference globally by preventing household items with plenty of life left from needlessly going to waste in a landfill!

Some restrictions/exceptions may apply for donations to the Mon Valley Habitat ReStore. We reserve the right to refuse any donation drop-off or pick-up if it does not meet our donation criteria or standards. 

If you are unsure about certain items you want to drop off or have picked up, the best way to inquire is by calling the ReStore at 304-291-2991 ext. 0.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Mon Valley Habitat ReStore!

This chart is not an exhaustive list

items accepted

items not accepted

  • appliances

    Must be 10-years-old or newer, in working condition and clean. Dishwashers, Dryers, Freezers, Microwaves, Ovens/Ranges, Refrigerators, Stovetops, Washing Machines

    building supplies

    Bricks/Blocks (must be stacked and wrapped), Cabinets, Countertops, Doors (interior or exterior, with or without frames; no broken glass or rotten/damaged wood; sliding glass, shower and closet doors must have all hardware included), Drywall/Plywood (half sheets or larger), Fencing, Lumber (4ft. or longer), Roofing (bundled, no scraps), Windows (good condition only; framed; non-rotted wood, aluminum & vinyl)

    flooring

    Area rugs, Carpet, Ceramic, Hardwood Linoleum/Laminate, LVP/LVT, Marble, Parquet, Tile (ceiling, wall or floor tile; must be whole and enough to cover a 4x4 room; we accept any amounts of small tile suitable for mosaics, etc.), Vinyl

    furniture

    Must be in good, usable condition. No stains, tears, holes or odors. Bed frames, Bookshelves, Chairs, Dressers, Filing Cabinets, Futons, Home decor, Love seats, Office, Sofas , Tables, TV stands/console tables, Vanities

    hardware

    Hand tools, Gardening tools, Working power tools, Door knobs (must have keys if applicable), Hinges, Locks (must have keys), Nails, Cabinet/Drawer pulls/knobs, Nuts, Bolts, Screws and more

    lighting

    Must be in working condition. Ceiling fans (with or without lights), Chandeliers, Hard-wired fixtures, Lamps, Light covers/switches

    miscellaneous

    Cookware, Dishes, Drinkware/Glassware, Electronics (TVs, smaller electronics in boxes if possible), Game tables, Media (in good condition; books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, Vinyl records), Sporting Goods
    Medical Equipment: medical equipment is evaluated on a case by case basis by the ReStore Manager who may accept items such as: wheelchairs, ramps, stair lifts, or unused and unopened medical supplies.

    paint

    View our Paint Program page for more information.

    plumbing

    Must be in accordance with The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act; usable fixtures, parts and supplies; clean and drained. Faucets, Showers, Sinks, Toilets, Tubs

  • Any items listed below or other items not listed may be refused on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the ReStore Manager, Donation Ambassador, or other ReStore employees. When possible, we will attempt to accept or reject an item while still in your vehicle, as to avoid extra work on your part, and upon rejection we will attempt to provide you with an alternate location to take your items.

    Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity reserves the right to decline a donation based on criteria and policies enacted to ensure the safety of our donors, volunteers, and staff. Primary guidelines for refusal:

    • Low-perceived value
    • Safety concerns (rust, nails, etc.)
    • Stained, torn, and/or damaged
    • Item does not work as intended
    • Item is obsolete
    • Item appears to be damaged, stolen, or of questionable integrity
    • Hazardous materials (paint, chemicals, etc.)
    • Health concerns
    • Not part of our regular inventory (clothes, etc.)

You can help a family help themselves

Families and individuals who partner with us build their own home alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.