Donate to the ReStore

Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity has two ReStore locations to serve our community. A ReStore is a home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Proceeds are used to help build and repair homes in our communities and around the world — a good deal for you, our community and the environment.

When you support your local ReStore by donating, shopping, or volunteering, you are helping to continue the cycle of generating funding for Habitat while keeping usable goods out of the landfill.

What We Accept

The ReStore accepts donations of good quality, working items in the following categories:

  • Air Conditioning units (working condition)
  • Appliances (Large and small; working, less than 12 yrs. old)
  • Books, records, CDs, videotapes, and DVDs
  • Cabinets (complete with doors)
  • Carpet (at least 8’X’10, clean)
  • Clothing and accessories ( hats, gloves, and scarves)
  • Collectibles and knickknacks
  • Doors and windows
  • Floor tile / hardwood flooring (3 boxes min.)
  • Games and toys
  • Housewares (e.g. pots & pans, dishes, décor, kitchen appliances, lamps – all in working condition)
  • Jewelry
  • Latex paint (full or near-full cans with labels)
  • Light fixtures (working condition)
  • Lumber (6’ long or longer pieces)
  • Most other useable residential building materials
  • Plywood and sheetrock (at least ½ sheets)
  • Refrigerators (working condition, any age)
  • Shoes
  • Sports equipment
  • Tools
  • Upholstered furniture (good condition)
  • Used mattresses (not soiled or stained)
  • Wood furniture (dressers, tables, etc.)
  • Wrought iron / ornamental pieces
  • Yard furniture

What We Do Not Accept

Some items are not saleable. Due to the high cost of handling and disposal we CAN NOT accept the following items:

  • Appliances older than 12 years, broken, or rusted
  • Brick
  • Broken windows
  • Cabinets that are damaged / incomplete
  • Cabinet doors / drawers
  • Computers or computer parts
  • Cosmetics
  • Damaged doors
  • Flammable / combustible liquids
  • Oil based stain / paint
  • Older toilets larger than 1.6 gpf
  • Partial cans of latex paint
  • Perfume or fragrances
  • Pianos / organs
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Scrap lumber (smaller than 6′)
  • Soiled carpet
  • Televisions
  • Water heaters

Become a Business Partner

If your business is cleaning out its warehouse, remodeling its offices, or simply has excess inventory to donate, we hope you will consider joining this core group of ReStore supporters.

Donations from businesses help keep our showroom full of quality merchandise and help local families in need of a safe, decent home – because ReStore proceeds support Habitat’s building programs. Plus, you’ll receive a tax deduction for your donation to the ReStore.


Business Benefits

  • Cost Savings: The ReStore will remove merchandise and recycle usable materials, saving you labor and landfill costs.
  • Peace of Mind: ReStore staff is dependable, professional and on-time.
  • Acknowledgement: We will recognize your partnership in multiple ways:
    • Social media posts recognizing your donation
    • Acknowledgement in our Annual Report
    • Logo on our website
    • Logo on Donor Recognition Wall in the ReStore

Donate to Make an Impact

  • Community: Your donations help families in need of safe, decent and affordable homes because ReStore proceeds provide funding support for Chipola Area Habitat for Humanity’s building programs (new house construction and home repair).
  • Environmental: The ReStore diverts more than 45 tons of usable material from local landfills every year. You can be part of this success story.
  • Financial: Your donation is tax-deductible!

For more information, please call (850) 482-2187.

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