Donate to the Waukesha Habitat ReStore

Thanks for your interest in donating to the Waukesha Habitat ReStore! If your donation meets our criteria, please feel free to drop it off at our store. If it's too large for you to transport yourself, you may request a donation pick up.


We take donations that are in new or gently used condition. Items must be clean and in working, unbroken condition. Upholstered furniture must be free of stains, tears, or pet damage. We incur costs for any items that must be disposed, which reduces proceeds for building affordable homes. 

 

Where do I deliver items I want to donate?
Our drop off center is on the side of the building. NO AFTER HOURS DROP OFFS, PLEASE! Items may get damaged, and we incur costs for disposing items.

 

Are items donated to the ReStore tax deductible?
All donations to the ReStore are 100% tax-deductible. You will receive a donation receipt upon donation for tax recording purposes.

 

Can I schedule a pickup of items I want to donate to the Restore?
Yes! We are able to pick up large items that do not fit in your vehicle. Call 262-662-6061, email ReStore@habitatwaukesha.org or click to request a donation pickup.

 

Are there any items you do not accept?

At this time, we are unable to accept any type of mattress, hide-a-bed sofas, entertainment centers, electronics, used flooring, used insulation, hollow core doors, or bath tubs. Toilets and applicances cannot be over 10 years old. We also cannot accept nails or screws that are not separated by type and size. We do not accept used or open containers of paint, spray paint, or paint that is known to have frozen, as well as any oil based paint. Any item with chips, cracks, stains, tears or broken components cannot be accepted.

Accepted Donation Items

Please note, these are guidelines of what we can and cannot accept. Items that are not in sellable condition cannot be accepted. If you would like to donate an item not listed below, or are unsure if it is something we can accept, please call us at 262-662-6061.

 

Appliances

Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, ranges, microwaves, washing machines, dryers, furnaces, hot water heaters, range hoods, irons, steamers, and more. All appliances must work completely and cannot be more than ten years old. If you're not sure if we are able to take in your appliance, please give us a call.

 

Furniture

Sofas, chairs (recliners, office, dining, etc.), tables, desks, dressers, bed frames, filing cabinets, bookshelves, and other wood furniture items.

 

Cabinets / Countertops

Most kitchen and bathroom cabinets with their doors, and countertops that are with cabinets. We also accept granite or hard stone countertops without cabinets.

 

Home Decor

Framed wall art, framed mirrors, statues, antiques, area rugs in very good condition, large vases and planters. If you're not sure about your item, please contact us.

 

Building Materials / Hardware

Solid core doors, new or like new vinyl windows, full sheets of plywood and particle board, lumber (at least 6′ long with no nails or screws), new insulation, trim, bricks, blocks, hardwood, new flooring (tile, carpet, wood), ceiling tiles, hinges, knobs, shutters, unused shingles, ladders, hand tools, and working power tools. We will accept nails, screws, nuts, bolts, washers, etc. only if they are sorted by type and size. 

 

Landscaping and Outdoors

Lawn mowers, edgers, weed wackers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, wood chippers, garden tools, lawn art, ladders, gardening materials, patio furniture and more. All power items must work and have all of their components.

 

Lighting and Electrical

Chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling fans. Lighting must have all components and must work. We accept outlets, switches, new (in box) light bulbs, conduit, wiring, and more.

 

Plumbing and Bath

Toilets that are less than 10 years old, sinks, vanities, medicine cabinets, pipes, fittings, grab bars, and more.

 

Paint and Supplies

New or unused paint sprayers, unused brushes, rollers, trays, and tape. We accept only unopened, never used gallons and quarts of latex paint.