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donate to ReStore

how do I


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

Donations Accepted:
Wed-Fri: 10am – 5pm
Saturdays: 10am – 3pm

Closed: Sun – Tues

ReStore in The Orchards
1950 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

a happy couple shopping at a habitat for humanity restore

About Our Donation Center

The Donation Center can be accessed by driving around behind the store.

  • Please drive slowly and carefully as there can be a lot of traffic coming and going
  • Our Donations Ambassadors will be there to unload your donations
  • We can provide you with a receipt for tax purposes upon request

Please know that our Donations Ambassadors review all potential donations to ensure they meet our standards, and they are instructed to decline donations that do not. Our standards are based on accepting items that will generate meaningful revenue based on factors such as the item’s demand by our customer base, its turnover time, and its size or square footage.
It is possible that you may have some very nice items that won’t meet the above criteria.

We ask for your understanding as we hold true to our donation standards so we can meet our goal of generating revenue to fund the construction of new homes for Habitat for Humanity.
In this way we work together toward Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Leaving donations on our premises outside of our business hours is considered dumping, which is illegal. Placing items in our dumpsters is also dumping. We prosecute all instances of dumping.

free pick-up

We offer a service where we pick-up donations from your home or business.

We pick-up any item that meets our donation criteria, including furniture, large appliances, cabinet sets, building materials, tools, hardware, housewares and more!

To discuss this service with us, call us at 618-855-9151 or email donations@lcrestore.org.

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: manager@LCReStore.org

habitat for humanity restore volunteers unloading donations from a truck

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 1 month prior to the holiday.


  • Large appliances such as: refrigerators, ovens, stoves, cooktops, washers, dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, window AC units, flatscreen tv’s, computers and monitors.
  • Countertop appliances such as: coffee makers, mixers, blenders, juicers, crockpots, countertop grills.
  • Must be in 100% complete working condition.

building materials

  • Drywall, lumber, trim, plywood, baseboard. electrical-conduit, wire, metal and pvc pipe, drop-ceiling tiles, bricks, pavers, new and packaged insulation.
  • Must be free of nails and screws


  • Kitchen, bathroom, utility room, and garage cabinets
  • Must be in complete working order with all hardware and with all cabinet doors attached.


  • Standard interior and exterior residential doors only
  • Must be free of mold, water damage, and structural damage.


  • Laminate, vinyl, hardwood, tile
  • Must be new and in the original box.
  • Rolled rugs must be labelled with dimensions.

furniture (new or gently used)

  • Hard furniture such as: tables, chairs, dressers,
    nightstands, wardrobes, china and curio cabinets, hutches, bookshelves, file cabinets, small desks, office chairs.
  • Soft furniture: couches, loveseats, recliners, armchairs.
  • Headboards, footboards, and rails must come in a set.


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


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


  • Table and floor lamps
  • Must be in complete working order with all hardware and free of all dust and dirt.
  • New in-box only light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Light switches, electrical outlets, and receptacles.

plumbing and bath

  • Bathroom cabinets: see the Cabinets section above.
  • Fiberglass tubs only.
  • New shower surrounds or doors only.
  • Medicine cabinets.
  • Faucets must be brand-new, never-been-used.
  • Toilets must be in complete working order, completely
    free of water, completely free of stains, and must be white.
  • Toilets must be 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) or lower.

paint (and stain, plaster, etc.)

  • Paint, stains, etc. from commercial donors only.
  • New or clean brushes, rollers, and paint trays.

no, thank you.

holiday themed items

  • Not accepted more than 1 month prior to the holiday.


  • No appliances more than 20 years old; no dishwashers made before 2014 due to EPA regulations.
  • No CRT/tube tv’s or computer monitors.
  • No personal computers or laptops more than 20 years old.

building materials

  • No particle board. No shingles. No siding.
  • No bags of mortar, grout, plaster or other powered material.
  • No pesticides or hazardous materials.
  • No furnaces or hot water heaters.
  • No mold, water damage or structural damage.


  • No used sinks or vanity tops, except with matching vanity.
  • No countertops.
  • No mold, water damage or structural damage.
  • No tears, pet hairs, odors, or stains.


  • No windows or window screens.
  • No used shower doors.
  • No non-standard doors.
  • No commercial doors.
  • No interior door frames at all.


  • No loose, unboxed, or used flooring.
  • No damaged or discolored flooring.
  • No carpet or carpet pads, new or used.
  • No rugs with tears, pet hair, odors, or stains.

furniture (see below)1

  • No mold, water damage, structural damage.
  • No tears, pet hair, odors, or stains.
  • No sofa beds or sectional couches.
  • No mattresses or box springs.
  • No blinds or shades.
  • No mirrors except with a matching dresser.
  • No independent panes of glass.
  • No medical equipment: walkers, crutches, scooters, etc.
  • No baby, infant, or toddler furniture such as cribs


  • 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 new or used light bulbs of any kind: ie, fluorescent tubes, CFL bulbs, LEDs, incandescent bulbs, etc.
  • No chandeliers.
  • No fluorescent light fixtures.
  • No light switch covers.
  • No light switches, outlets, or receptacles with paint on them.
  • No used light fixtures or ceiling fans

plumbing and bath

  • N/A

paint (and stain, plaster, etc.)

  • No residential paint donations.

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.

To download a copy of our donation guidelines, click here.

Last Updated November of 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.
For items that we cannot accept, check recycling resources on Madison County’s website: