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!

Residential Donation Program  – COVID-19 Procedures

In an effort to keep our donors, staff, and shoppers safe, we have updated our residential donation program process to allow for safe social distancing and increased sanitation protocols. To schedule an appointment for a contactless drop off of your usable materials, please review the below list of acceptable and unacceptable items, then click the link to sign up!

Schedule A Donation Appointment


ReStore Location:  819 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95811 

Questions about donating to the ReStore? Please contact our ReStore team at

Are you a business looking to make a donation?  Please contact our ReStore team at or (916) 440-1215 ext. 1110

Acceptable Donation Examples

  • Mirrors (*FRAMED mirrors only!)
  • Interior and Exterior Doors
  • Carpet (*NEW carpet only)
  • Screws & Nails (*must be sorted by type)
  • Tile
  • Vinyl Dual Pane Windows (no aluminum windows)
  • Hardwood/Vinyl/Linoleum Flooring
  • Home Décor (picture frames, vases and other decorative accents.)
  • Camping Equipment and Sporting Goods (must be in usable condition)
  • Lawn Care and Gardening Supplies (must be in usable condition)
  • Toilets
  • Electrical Components (must be functioning and in good condition)
  • Cabinetry (all doors/drawers must in tact and free of extensive damage or wear)
  • Light fixtures (no light bulbs)
  • Hardware
  • Tools
  • Dishwashers (*NEW dishwashers only)
  • Water Heaters (*NEW Water Heaters only)
  • Lumber (must be clean, straight, without nails/screws)
  • Insulation (R-13 and up)
  • Household Furnishings: sofas, chairs, dressers, tables, patio furniture, etc. (no mattresses, blankets or pillows, or other soft goods)
  • Appliances- muse be clean and in working order, a maximum of 5 years old (vintage/antique items accepted provided they work and are in excellent condition)

Please be aware, the above is not an exhaustive list. It is most important to ensure that your donation is not on the UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS list below before scheduling an appointment.


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/plumbing supplies used for drinking water
  • No ballast lighting or light bulbs
  • Cubicles, large office desks, or conference tables
  • Furniture with rips, stains, tears, or pet odor
  • Used carpet
  • No chemicals or paint
  • Appliances more than 7 years old
  • Computers, copiers, printers, TVs made before 2005, or E-Waste
  • Aluminum Windows
  • No rusted items
  • Mattresses OR box springs
  • Lumber under 3′-0″ long
  • Damaged electrical components
  • Blinds with cords
  • 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.

Please be advised, 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.