Donate to the Restore
Thank you for your interest in donating to Essex County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.
The sale of your donations will provide much needed funds to help families build a better life though a decent and affordable home.
Additionally, donating to the ReStore not only gives your pre-loved items a new home, but also keeps them out of the landfill and slows the use of the earth’s resources.
Please note that all donation inquiries must be submitted through the forms below with photos.
How to donate:
Donations we accept:
Must be 10 years old or less, clean and in good working condition. Fixtures (toilets, showers, water-heaters, boilers) must be new and in unused condition. Check for appliance age: Appliance 411
We accept both kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Cabinets must be in excellent condition, with no rotted wood, broken glass, peeling paint or missing/removed doors or hardware.
Building materials, tools, doors and windows must be in excellent working condition. Flooring/tiles must be unused and have a minimum of 200 sq. ft.
Select Hard Furniture
Select Upholstered Furniture
Must be in excellent condition, and free of smells, stains, tears, excessive wear or damage.
Select lighting must be complete, in working order and in excellent condition. Small appliances, sporting goods and artwork must be in excellent condition.
Items we do not accept:
Regulations, safety, and saleability mean we can’t accept every donation and some of the most common are below. This list changes frequently and we reserve the right to refuse any item at any time.
Please note, as of 10/1/22, we no longer accept donations of dishwashers.
Incomplete bed frames
Chairless dining tables
Pianos and organs
Select Home Goods
CD’s, DVD’s, LP’s
Clothing and Shoes
Pots and Pans
Electronics (TVs, Stereos, etc)
Single pane windows
Used water heaters
Submit a donation request with photos:
Just click the Drop Off Approval button to show us your donations
- Drop pre-approved items
- No fee
Just click the Pick Up Request button to request a pick up
- Pre-approved items
- 4-hour pick up window
- Serving Essex County
- No fee
Our donation manager will get in touch with you to discuss your donations as soon as possible.
Valuing and tracking your donations:
For help valuing your donations, refer to the IRS guidelines here.
For an easy way to track your donations throughout the year and to easily be prepared to deduct their value on your taxes, sign up for Its Deductible, a free donation tracking program from Turbo Tax.