Donate to the ReStore

ReStore Donations

We’ll pick up your appliances, furniture, cabinetry and building materials at no cost!

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Habitat ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers whose proceeds are used to build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world, helping to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

The ReStore makes it easy to donate furniture, appliances, cabinetry, building materials and a wide variety of other home furnishings.

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ACCEPTED ITEMS

drop off your items
Drop off your donation to our stores in Walkers Point neighborhood or Wauwatosa.
schedule a pickup
We’ll load up your items and take them away at no cost. Complete the Online Request form.
material salvage services
Our Deconstruction Crew salvages materials from remodeling and demolition projects.

To schedule your pickup over the phone call: 414-316-5651
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-4pm
Email pictures of your donation at: restoredonation@milwaukeehabitat.org

Host a Donation Blitz in your neighborhood, at your school, church or business

We also partner with businesses that are moving, remodeling or liquidating inventory to help them clear out the clutter. See the ReStore’s Corporate/In-Kind Donations page for more information

Milwaukee Habitat ReStore is making sure items that are still in good reusable condition don’t end up in the dump. In fact, last year Milwaukee’s ReStores diverted more than 3 million pounds of usable materials from landfills!

Habitat ReStores provide businesses and individuals an opportunity to donate items they no longer need, while also offering them a tax benefit for contributing to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.

Listed below are items we gladly accept. If you have any questions about whether a particular item can be donated, or would like to schedule your donation over the phone contact: Katie Krebsbach, Logistics Supervisor: 414-316-5651

What Can We Accept?

Appliances (Fully Functional)
Refrigerators, Ovens, Washing Machines, Dryers, Dishwashers, Range Tops, Microwaves, Range Hoods, Small Appliances (e.g., toasters, blenders), Water Heaters, Furnaces, Air Conditioners
(Unfortunately, ReStore no longer accepts TVs more than 5 years old or dysfunctional TVs – Milwaukee residents can recycle TVs for free at Milwaukee Sanitation’s Self Help Centers)

Furniture
Sofas, Chairs (e.g., living room, recliner), Tables, Dressers, Bed Frames, Coffee / End Tables, Filing Cabinets, Small House Desks, Benches, Outdoor Furniture, Bookshelves, Chests
*Upholstered furniture cannot have any stains, tears excessive wear, pet damage or odors.

Building Materials
Full Sheets of Plywood, New Insulation(in packaging), Lumber (6′ minimum, no nails or screws), Trim, Fencing, Exotic Hardwoods

Architectural Items
Columns, Beams, Mantels, Antique Doors, Stained Glass Windows, Leaded Glass Panels, Wrought Iron Gates, Vintage Industrial Equipment
*No items with lead paint.

Home Decor
Art, Statues, Antiques, Memorabilia, Knickknacks, Decorative Glassware, Framed Mirrors, Artificial Greenery and Kitchenware

Cabinets
Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom Cabinets, Counter Tops With Cabinets (Stone Counter Tops May Be Donated Without Cabinets, However We Cannot Accept Other Types Of Counter Tops Without Cabinets)
* Cabinets must be complete with all doors and drawers attached and void of major stains, defects and water damage.

Doors
Interior Panel Doors, Exterior Doors, Pre-Hung Doors, French Doors, Patio Doors
*Doors cannot have any holes, water damage or lead paint.

Lawn and Garden
Grills, Fountains, Yard Tools, Power Yard Tools(must be functional), Outside Décor Item
*All in working condition, no mold, or no hard rust.

Lighting (Fully Functional)
Hanging Chandeliers, Floor / Table Lamps, Lamp Shades (in good condition), Ceiling Fans (complete with all parts)

Hardware & Tools
Hinges, Cabinet Knobs, Door Knobs / Deadbolts, Electrical Hardware, Hand & Power Tools

Plumbing Supplies
Toilets (Must be 1.6 GPF or less), Pedestal, Vessel, Stainless Steel and Marble Sinks, Faucets, New Plumbing Hardware, New Tubs, Shower Surrounds, Whirlpool Tubs.  Claw Foot Tubs (please call before donating)
*We cannot accept anything with chips, cracks or stains. No individual used cultured marble sinks.

Paint Supplies
Paint Sprayers, Unused Brushes, Rollers

Flooring
Tile (Full boxes only), Linoleum (new), Carpet (new), Wood (nails removed), Area Rugs (new or gently used) Carpet Tile (new or gently used) Laminate (new)

Windows
Vinyl Windows, Stained Glass, Wood Shutters
* No broken glass, water damage or lead paint.

Electronics (Fully Functional)
Stereo Equipment, Blu-ray/CD/DVD Players, Cameras, Music Equipment, Vacuum Cleaners, High Definition TVs
* ReStore no longer accepts TVs more than 5 years old or non-functional TVs.

Housewares
Dishes, Glasses, Bowls, Platters, Silverware, Pots, Pans, Small Appliances
*Items must be boxed up.

Miscellaneous Items
Game tables, Boats, Jet Ski’s, RVs

Please contact 414-316-5651 if you are unsure about an item you are looking to donate.

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We Do Not Accept:

Non-functioning Electronics
For information about where to recycle electronics, visit the City of Milwaukee recycling site.

TVs that are not HD or older than 5 years old or not working.

Items in Poor Condition
Broken, Damaged, Excessively Stained or Dirty, Missing Pieces

Hazardous Materials/Chemicals
Hazardous Waste, Industrial Supplies, Pesticides, Used Cleaning Supplies, no open liquids that are not Latex paint or stain.

Mattresses and Box Springs

Storm Windows and Sashes

Pianos or Organs

Blinds

Light Bulbs

Unframed Glass or Mirrors

Please help us keep waste removal costs down by following these donation criteria.

What we can ReCycle?

Clothing
Used clothing, coats, gloves, hats, scarves, belts, purses, wallets, ties, shoes, sandals, and fashion accessories including jewelry

Toys & Sports Equipment
Dolls, figurines, small toys, balls, bats, gloves

Metal Recycling
Copper, Brass, Steel, Aluminum

If what you’re hoping to donate doesn’t match our criteria (e.g., mattresses, sports equipment), here is a list of Alternate Donation Sites that may accept them.

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