donate to ReStore

how do I

donate?

ReStore’s new location has a donation center in the back of the building. Drive around and ring the bell for service. We will show you where to unload your donations. If you have a lot of items to donate, such as a truck load, please call to let us know when you are coming.

For large items (over 3′ x 3′) or truck loads, photo approval is recommended, please email photos to: donations@LCReStore.org

Donation Questions?

Call our Donation Hotline (618) 855-9151

Donation Drop Off Hours:
Wed – Sat 10am – 3pm

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

  • Contactless Drop-Off
  • Bring Your Own Lifter
  • Mask required when interacting with staff

ReStore Hours:
open: Wed – Sat
shop: 10am – 4pm
donate: 10am – 3pm
closed: Sun – Tues

Location:
ReStore in The Orchards
1950 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

a happy couple shopping at a habitat for humanity restore
habitat for humanity restore volunteers unloading donations from a truck

free pick-up

Have large items that don't fit in your vehicle?

We pick up appliances, cabinet sets & furniture. Pick up days are Tuesday – Saturday. Contactless pick-up: Items need to be in a garage, outside if dry or covered porch. Please wear a mask when interacting with ReStore staff.

To request a pick up, please email photos to: donations@LCReStore.org 
or call our Donation Hotline (618) 855-9151

Business Donations

Does your business have surplus inventory that you cannot sell? ReStore is a great solution for your mis-orders, scratch and dents, overstocks, discontinued items or storeroom clean out. We pick-up your donations and make it easy for you to clear out your space!

Please contact our manager for more information on corporate or business donations – click below to call or email:

Carrie (618) 541-0698 Email: manager@LCReStore.org

why donate to ReStore?

it helps build homes

When the items you donate to ReStore are sold, the proceeds help families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future.

it helps the environment

If your items still have a usable life, then it’s not time for them to go to the landfill. The best form of recycling is keeping items in use instead of sending them to the landfill.

it helps our community

ReStore sells donated items at discounted prices to the public, offering a low cost option to repair and renovate for all who shop at ReStore, furthering Habitat’s vision of decent affordable housing for everyone.​

what can I donate?

New or Gently Used Items In Clean, Usable Condition, and Complete Working Order
Free of dirt, mold, mildew, or water damage

yes, please!

holiday themed items

  • Only accepted 2 months prior to the holiday.

appliances

  • 20 years old or less: 100% working, all parts, clean
  • Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, vent hoods, washers, dryers, microwaves, garbage disposals, cooktops.
  • Dishwashers – 2014 or newer only.

building materials (residential only)

  • 4 ft Minimum, free of nails/screws: Drywall, Lumber, Trim, Plywood, Baseboard.
  • Electrical: conduit, wire, hardware, outlets, switches, etc.
  • New Only/Packaged: Tile, Shingles, Siding, Insulation, Ceiling Tiles.
  • Bricks/pavers no mortar.

cabinets and countertops

  • Kitchen, Bath & Other Cabinets: doors/drawers/hinges preferably attached.
  • Laminate & Corian countertops: up to 11 feet.
  • Marble or Granite: 3 feet or less.

doors & windows (residential only)

  • Doors: Interior (wood, metal, bi-fold, glass), Exterior (metal or glass).
  • Prefer without frames or door hardware (remove & bag).
  • Windows: Vinyl & wood (complete- all sashes & frame).
  • Vintage wood doors and windows by exception.
  • Shutters must be free of dirt, mold, and mildew.

flooring

  • Laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, and ceramic tile: must be new and in-box.
  • Hardwood – new or used (no water damage, flooring nails, screws removed).
  • New carpet only, rolled, max 12 feet.
  • Area rugs – free of stains, tears, pet free home.

furniture (new or gently used)

  • Tables & chairs, beds, dressers, wardrobes, china cabinets, small desks (5ft max), bookshelves, file cabinets, office chairs.
  • Sofas and recliners by commercial donors only
  • By Exception: Entertainment Centers & Armoires (solid wood, photos need to be emailed for approval).

hardware/tools

  • Must be in good working condition.
  • Nails, screws, nuts, bolts, boxes of fasteners (sorted by type/style), locks, hinges, pulls/knobs/handles.

housewares

  • Clean, gently used: dishes and kitchenware, pictures, home décor, blinds/shades (cordless/kid safe only), shutters, framed mirrors.
  • Cleaning products- unopened, not expired.

lighting

  • 100% working condition
  • Flush mount, chandeliers, sconces, lamps, ceiling fans (complete, blades removed, preferably).

paint (and stain, plaster, etc.)

  • Paint: Commercial donors only (Full, unused latex only).
  • Brushes, rollers, paint trays, working spray paint.

plumbing and bath

  • Sinks (faucets removed), 
  • Bathroom Sinks: solid surface, drop in, undermount, vessel. Double vanities by exception, photo approval.
  • Bath Cabinets.
  • Fiberglass tubs only and new shower surrounds only.
  • Toilets: must be complete, free of water, white or off-white. Must be 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) or lower. Must be manufactured no earlier than 1995.
  • Pipes and plumbing fixtures – pvc & copper.

no, thank you!

holiday themed items

  • Not accepted more than 2 months prior to the holiday.

appliances

  • No used dishwashers older than 2014, wall ovens by exception only.

building materials (residential only)

  • No used: deck wood, particle board shelving, or siding.
  • No loose or used: tile, shingles, siding, insulation, or ceiling tiles.
  • No open or used bags/tubs mortar/grout, plaster.
  • No pesticides, or hazardous materials.
  • No furnaces, used hot water heaters, fireplaces.
  • No commercial building materials (call for exception if usable in residential or DIY projects).

cabinets and countertops

  • No mold, mildew, or structural damage
  • If sink base damaged, please try to salvage cabinet front.
  • No marble/granite counters over 3ft.
  • No used cultured marble vanity tops.

doors & windows (residential only)

  • No damage, warping, dirt, mold/mildew, water damage, hooks.
  • No commercial doors.
  • No used shower doors.
  • No single pane or metal windows, wood screens.
  • No unframed glass.

flooring

  • No loose laminate flooring or tile.
  • No used carpet, laminate flooring, or tile.

furniture (see below)1

  • No mold, mildew, or structural damage
  • No mattresses or box springs
  • No used sofas or recliners, sofa beds.
  • No office desks, particle board entertainment centers, pianos, exercise equipment, medical supplies, pool tables. 
  • No baby, infant, or toddler furniture (e.g., no cribs).

hardware/tools

  • No rusty tools/hardware, broken handles. 
  • No weapons or gas in tools.
  • No ladders.

housewares (see below)2

  • No unmarked chemicals, unframed mirrors/glass.
  • No tube TV’s or computers
  • No infant items.
  • No holiday items until 2 months before the holiday.

lighting (see below)3

  • No used fluorescent tubes or CFL bulbs.

paint (and stain, plaster, etc.)

  • No residential paint donations.
  • No oil-based paint/stains, or any product marked combustible.
  • No used spray paint, partial or used cans of paint, plaster, etc.

plumbing and bath

  • No used cultured marble sinks/countertops.
  • Double vanity tops by exception only with photo approval.
  • No cast iron tubs (unless clawfoot).
  • No shower doors or unframed mirrors.
  • No broken/incomplete/custom color toilets.

1 Furniture: try local churches or thrift stores.
2 Bedding/linens, clothing/shoes: try Goodwill, Savers, or The Salvation Army.
3 CFLs and fluorescents can be recycled @ Home Depot.

Last Updated March 2022. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change periodically and are meant to serve as a general guide for donations. Legal restrictions and limited storage capacity prevent the acceptance of some items. Check our website at LCHabitat.org for our most current guidelines.

For items that we cannot accept, check recycling resources on Madison County’s website: