ReStore Donation Guidelines

Donations may be dropped off or you can schedule a free pick up by calling 703-369-6145 or emailing restore@habitatpwc.org.

Architectural Items

  • Mantels, columns, stained and leaded glass windows, etc.


  • Wall ovens 5 years old or newer and all other appliances 10 years old and newer
  • All appliances must be clean with no rust and in 100% working order. Appliances will be tested — we cannot accept non-working appliances
  • Please include owners manuals if you have them, as they add value to your donation


  • We accept both kitchen and bathroom cabinets in sets or individuals pieces
  • Must have all doors and drawers
  • Must have no structural or water damage


  • Laminate must be no more than one year old
  • No used marble vanity tops over 48″ unless new in box
  • No stained, chipped, scratched or cracked countertops
  • Faucets, if attached, must be clean and in good working order


  • Doors must be in excellent condition, with no rotted wood, separation, broken glass, or peeling paint (no doors over 84 inches tall)
  • Pre-hung or slabs
  • Exterior or interior
  • Storm doors must have all hardware to remount and reuse


  • Residential electrical items only (outlets, fixtures, etc.)
  • We do not accept consumer electronics such as televisions, radios, gaming stations, etc.


  • We accept fans if they are complete and in working condition only
  • Must have all brackets and hardware to remount/reinstall
  • Used light bulbs must be removed


  • Hardwood and laminates must be new in the box or roll
  • Wood flooring no less than 20 square feet
  • No used carpet or padding over 1 year old
  • No used wood flooring


  • Wood furniture must be assembled and free of scratches and other defects
  • No water damage
  • Upholstered furniture free of tears, stains, scratches, smells and pet hair


  • Complete sets of door hardware, hinges, etc. Any quantity of nails, screws, fasteners, hangers, connectors, etc.


  • We accept dishes free of stains, chips, cracks or scratches


  • Must be complete and in excellent condition
  • We do not accept fluorescent or recessed (can) lights
  • Used light bulbs must be removed

Lumber • Plywood • Sheetrock • Trim

  • We accept full and 1/2 sheets of plywood
  • We accept full lengths of lumber
  • We will accept trim in smaller pieces, but not less than 4 feet long
  • Please, no rot or nails sticking out of lumber

Mirror • Glass

  • Certain conditions apply — please call 703-369-6145 prior to donating these items

Paint • Wallcoverings

  • Only full gallon or quart cans with no rust or 5 gallon buckets of latex paint
  • No oil-based paints, thinners or solvents.

Pipe • Pvc • Metal • Copper

  • We accept 4 feet and over of any type of pipe, and all supplies and fittings

Plumbing • Tubs • Sinks • Showers • Commodes

  • Must be in excellent condition with no stains, chips, cracks, dents or rust
  • Stainless steel and porcelain kitchen sinks
  • Pedestal and drop-in bathroom sinks
  • Faucets, if attached, must be clean and in good working order
  • No cast iron bath tubs, unless clawfoot style
  • Fiberglass bathtubs with no cracks
  • Complete faucets
  • Miscellaneous plumbing hardware

Roofing Material • Gutters • Canales

  • We accept all types of roofing material such as rolled roofing material, tar, metal roofing and bundles of new shingles
  • We accept roofing gutter/canale materials that are in full pieces and are not rusty, bent or damaged


  • We accept all hand and power tools in working condition

Windows • Screens

  • Windows must be double paned, low-E and completely assembled in frame (with all sashes and frame) with no rotted wood, cracked glass or foggy glass
  • No storm windows unless new in packaging
  • No window sashes

Items We Do NOT Accept

  • Televisions, computers, or other consumer electronics.
  • Cleaning chemicals, flammable or caustic liquids, or unlabeled fluids
  • Old dial-type thermostats
  • Used shower/tub doors
  • Entertainment centers for tube TVs
  • Used toilet seats
  • Toilets older than 1992/not 1.6 gallon flush
  • Used light bulbs and fluorescent fixtures
  • Broken or unstable curtain rods
  • Exercise equipment
  • Used vinyl/aluminum venetian & vertical blinds
  • Walkers, crutches, or assisted living items
  • Lumber under four feet
  • Used brick or tile with mortar



If you would like to apply for our Critical Home Repair or Critical Home Repair for Veterans program, please fill out the Home Repair Interest Form. Once you have completed the interest form you will be emailed an application.
For more information, call 703-369-6708 or email Markus Crewe at mcrewe@habitatpwc.org.