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