Residential Donations - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento
The ReStore is always looking for donations of new and gently used materials to add to our inventory and help fuel our mission of building homes for low-income families. If you have items from the below list of acceptable donations that you are looking to keep out of the landfill, we will gladly receive them at our ReStore in exchange for a tax-deductible receipt and a special thank you gift from our staff!
Residential Donation Program On Pause Temporarily
In an effort to keep our donors, staff, and shoppers safe, we have temporarily suspended our residential donation program. We will update this page when we are able to reopen this program again. If you wish to be notified in your inbox when this program restarts, please sign up for ReStore Rewards.
ReStore Location: 819 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95811
Are you a business looking to make a donation? Please contact our ReStore team at ReStore@HabitatGreaterSac.org or (916) 440-1215 ext. 1107
Acceptable Donations Include
- Mirrors (*FRAMED Mirrors only!)
- Interior and Exterior Doors
- Carpet (*NEW Carpet only!)
- Screws & Nails (*Must be sorted by type!)
- Vinyl Dual Pane Windows
- Hardwood Flooring
- Vinyl/ Linoleum Flooring
- Home Décor (picture frames, vases and other decorative accents.)
- Camping Equipment and Sporting Goods
- Lawn Care and Gardening Supplies
- Plumbing Hardware (*only plumbing hardware not used for drinking water!)
- Electrical Components
- Cabinetry: all doors/drawers in tact
- Lighting: Please remove light bulbs and package separately, no 1970s/80s glass fixtures
- Dishwashers (*NEW dishwashers only!)
- Water Heaters (*NEW Water Heaters only!)
- Lumber: clean, straight, without nails, and over 4′-0″ long
- Insulation (R-13 and up)
- Miscellaneous Household Items: sofas, chairs, dressers, tables, patio furniture, blinds, etc.
- Appliances: Clean, a maximum of 5-7 years old, although we will make exceptions for vintage/antique items in good condition
Unacceptable Donations Include
Please be aware, we have the ability to refuse any donation at our discretion. We ask that all ReStore donors use their best judgment when bringing items to the ReStore for resale as we are a resale retail outlet, not a recycling center.
If the ReStore cannot accept your donation please click here for resources that may be able to receive your donation.
The following items are examples of items that are not accepted at any time:
- No faucets or plumbing supplies used for drinking water (except that those are led-free, we accept those!)
- No ballast lighting
- Cubicles or large office desks
- Furniture with rips, stains, tears, or frays
- Used carpet
- No chemicals or paint (no new or used paint)
- Appliances more than 7 years old
- Computers, copiers, printers, TVs made before 2005, or E-Waste
- Aluminum Windows
- No rusted items
- Lumber under 3′-0″ long
- Damaged electrical components
- Cracked or chipped windows/light fixtures/mirrors
- Expired or opened materials (concrete, grout, etc).
- Commercial doors
- Flooring made or imported from China
*Please Note: As of January 1st, 2014 the ReStore can no longer accept kitchen faucets, bathroom sink faucets, water heaters, dishwashers, or any plumbed in appliances (i.e. coffee makers), pipe fittings or fixtures that may provide water for human consumption (unless accompanied with a written letter by the manufacturer with the model number included stating compliance of section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act “SDWA”).
Donating goods to the ReStore could qualify you for a tax deduction. Please see the resources below, in order to find out if your donation is tax-deductible.
The Donor is advised that if a tax deduction on a gift is to be taken, the Internal Revenue Service has regulations for filing tax-deductible contributions valued at $250 or more. Please see the following information to help determine whether or not your donation is tax-deductible. If the value of the donation is greater than $5,000, an independent appraisal is required and Habitat staff is required to sign the IRS Form 8283 acknowledging receipt of the gift. To be acceptable to the IRS, the appraisal must be made no more than 60 days before the date of the contribution and before the due date of the tax return.
The Donor is asked to present the appraisal and completed IRS Form 8283 to Habitat at the time of the gift. The Form will be returned to the Donor with proper signature. For additional information see Determining the Value of Donated Property, Charitable Contributions, and a listing of appraisers.