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 Do You Take…

 

APPLIANCES – We LOVE appliances, working and not! Refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, garbage disposals, trash compactors, range hoods, warming drawers, washers & dryers, etc.
*Please let us know if something is broken or not working perfectly, so we may decide how to proceed with the item. We don’t want customers to purchase items, get them home, and discover that something isn’t quite right.

 

CABINETS – One of our favorites! Kitchen, bath, garage, laundry room, wood, metal, old, new, painted, gently used, etc. We LOVE them all! Damaged beyond use or cabinets with mold/mildew are just about the only ones that we won’t sell!

 

COUNTERTOPS – Yes!

 

Décor – Sure do!

 

Doors – Absolutely! We prefer the frames intact, but know that is not always an option.

 

Electrical – Gladly!

 

Flooring – Mostly. We do not accept used carpeting or rugs, and we ask if you have loose flooring, please bundle it in manageable sized bundles.

 

FURNITURE – WE LOVE FURNITURE! Please, please, please make sure upholstered furniture is not covered in pet hair/urine or damaged beyond use. If you wouldn’t give it to your mother, we probably don’t want to sell it in our store.

 

HVAC – Yep! Any unit that has a cut line must be accompanied by a certificate of removal.

 

HARDWARE – Definitely!

 

KITCHEN & BATH ACCESSORIES – Affirmative! Towel bars/rings, tissue holders, medicine cabinets, we love them all! Please try to keep the pieces together.

 

LIGHTS & CEILING FANS – Surely! Please try to keep all of the pieces together and let us know if something is broken.

 

LUMBER/TRIM/SIDING – You betcha! Please don’t donate scraps or trash and remove the nails.

 

OUTDOOR ITEMS – Gladly! Lawn mowers, landscaping tools, mail boxes, fountains, etc.

 

PAINT/STAIN – To a degree. Because we spend so much money disposing of waste paint, we ask that you only donate latex based, less than a year old, and ¾ full. Please and thank you!

 

PLUMBING – Of course! Toilets, tubs, showers, PVC, Copper, PEX, fittings, valves, shower heads, etc.

 

SINKS – Certainly!

 

STORAGE – If you can store something in it or on it, we want it! Totes, wire shelving, book shelves, etc.

 

TELEVISIONS – Yes…ish. The ReStore does accept televisions, however no one is buying them. If we are unable to sell a TV, it costs Habitat $15 each to recycle. We ask that you exhaust all other options prior to donating, and if at all possible, a cash donation may be made at the register to help offset the cost of recycling.

 

TOOLS – Beyond a doubt! We ALWAYS want tools!

 

WINDOWS – Surely! Please don’t donate windows with broken seals or glass and remove any nails/screws. Safety FIRST!

 

The list is so long that we could never cover everything. These are just “rules of thumb”.

 

Please use COMMON SENSE when donating to the ReStore. If something is a safety or liability hazard, do your best to remedy it prior to donating. Trash is one of our greatest expenses because some donors think it “It’s good enough for those people.” Remember that everyone wants and deserves nice things. If you wouldn’t buy it for someone you love, we probably don’t want to put it in the store!

 

If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 636-978-5712 or shoot an email to donations@habitatstcharles.org. Remember, if you need your items picked up, you can schedule it online.