Donate to Restore

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.

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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:


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 Supplies

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

Must be complete and free of significant stains, scratches cracks, peeling or excessive wear.

Select Upholstered Furniture 

Must be in excellent condition, and free of smells, stains, tears, excessive wear or damage.  Must be from smoke and pet free home.



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.


Select Furniture

Incomplete bed frames
Chairless dining tables
Entertainment centers
Futon frames
Sleeper sofas
Box springs
Pianos and organs

Select Home Goods

CD’s, DVD’s, LP’s
Clothing and Shoes
Ceiling fans
Single silverware pieces
Misc/single glassware
Lightbulbs (except new in box LED)
Electronics (TVs, Stereos, etc)

Hazardous Material

Paint, Stain
Fluorescent lights

Building Supplies

Fluorescent fixtures
Stone countertops
Single tiles
Single pane windows
Used water heaters
Window screens
Window sashes


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.

Thank you!

Valuing and tracking your donations:

For help valuing your donations, refer to the IRS guidelines here.

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