Donate

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, ReStore!
Thank you for your interest in donating to Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(c) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Reduce:  donating gently used items is a great way to reduce waste and landfills, that continue to be filled with items that others could benefit from.  Since 2011 the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore has diverted 550 tons of trash that would have otherwise ended up in landfills.

Reuse:  Let us convert those unwanted items into our inventory!  Profits from all sales help us build more safe and affordable homes throughout the Merrimack Valley!  Ultimately, your donating to ReStore helps us get more deserving families in home and then they too can shop at ReStore for their home while paying it forward.

Recycle:  Ask yourself, could someone  use this unwanted item?  If the item is clean and in good repair, think ReStore!  We have convenient drop off time-frames or will arrange pickup to make it really easy!

How to donate?
To best serve you, we offer several options to make your support of the ReStore easy and hassle-free:

1. In-person Drop Off:

Please do not leave items after hours.  Illegal dumping will be prosecuted.

Drive right up to the rear entrance of our ReStore to bring your donated items.IMG_0319

Donations can be brought to the rear of the ReStore Wednesday through Friday 10 to 5:30 and Saturday 10 to 4:30.

2. Schedule Pick Up:  We have a truck that we schedule ahead of time for pick up of donated items.  Please see Donation Guidelines below.  Note Spring and Fall can be particularly busy so allow for lead times as we want this to be convenient for you.

New ReStore Truck Passenger Side WrapTo schedule the ReStore truck to come to your home or business location, please choose from the following:

Donation Guidelines
For car, truck, boat, RV, trailer, construction equipment or other vehicle, click Cars For Homes

Appliances

Must be clean and in proven working condition. No more than 10 years old.  To find the age of your appliances Click Here and enter the Model number and Serial number.

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Stoves / Ovens (gas and electric)
  • Dishwashers (NEW ONLY)*
  • Range hoods / Range tops
  • Microwave ovens
  • Water heaters (NEW ONLY)
  • Furnaces (NEW ONLY)
  • Washers & Dryers
  • Air conditioners

Architectural ItemsIMG_0748

  • Columns
  • Mantels
  • Porch posts

Athletic / Exercise Equipment

  • Treadmills and Elliptical machines
  • Weight benches
  • Golf Clubs
  • Bicycles

Cabinets / Countertops

  • Individual pieces or full sets of cabinets
  • Must have all doors and drawers and be in stable condition
  • Countertops must have minimal chips/damage

For more information on donating cabinets click here!

Doors

  • No rotting or cracks. All panes must be intact.  No lead paint
  • Pre-hung or door slabs
  • Interior or Exterior
  • Sliding glass: must have all tracking, glass intact with no damage or fogging
  • Shower doors – new only

Electrical

  • Residential items or Commercial items
  • Light Bulbs, new only.  No florescent bulbs or CFL’s
  • Smoke/Co detectors (New Only)

Ceiling Fans

  •  Must be working and complete, blades removed and taped to motor

Flooring

  • Carpets – new only
  • Carpet padding – new only
  • Vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, linoleum-any quantity of new material (no adhesives present)
  • Hardwood or parquet flooring – free of rot and in usable quantities, no nails
  • Laminate (no adhesives present)

Furniture

  • In good condition, no stains, odors or broken parts.
  • No upholstered (fabric or leather) couches, sectionals, love-seats and arm chairs
  • We cannot take sleeper sofas, mattresses or futons
  • No press-board furniture (entertainment centers, TV stands, desks)

Hardware

  • Complete sets of door hinges, cabinet hardware, etc., free from rust
  • Nails, screws, hangers, etc., any quantity
  • No mixed containers of nails and screws

Housewares

  • Clean and reusable
  • Everyday dishes to decorative vases, silk plants, collectibles, pictures, etc.
  • Artwork
  • Books – No 

Insulation

  • New in packaging only

Lighting

  • Interior / exterior, lamps, wall lights, sconces, chandeliers, track lighting (must be complete)

Lumber

  • Must be free of rot / insects
  • Plywood – full, 1/2 and 1/4 sheets
  • Milled lumber – 4′ lengths or greater
  • Trim / molding – 4′ lengths or greater
  • Siding-full lengths

Masonry

  • Bricks – whole, intact, in good condition
  • Concrete blocks – whole, intact, in good condition

Wall Coverings

  • Full rolls of wallpaper or border.

Plumbing Fixtures & Hardware

  • Sinks – all types, no rust or cracks – Excellent condition
  • Bathroom vanities and counter-tops
  • Bathtubs – in good condition
  • Shower enclosures – in good condition, with all components
  • Toilets – new
  • Toilets – gently used, Low-Flow (1.6) gallon, no chipping, no toilet seats
  • Plumbing hardware
  • Pipe PVC / Metal / Copper, supplies and fittings

Roofing Material & Gutters

  • New shingles, full bundles
  • Rolls of roofing material, 1/2 roll minimum
  • New roofing and gutter materials, full pieces, no rust or damage

Sheet Rock (Wall Board, Drywall)

  • 4′ x 4’ or larger

Tools / Lawn & Garden

  • Hand or power tools in working condition.
  • Rakes, shovels, lawn & garden supplies
  • Lawn mowers / snow blowers / leaf blowers

Vents

  • Floor, ceiling, return-clean and in good condition

Vinyl Siding & Accessories

  • Full length pieces only

Windows / Screens

  • Must be complete units
  • No single sashes
  • No Aluminum
  • No screens without windows
  • Dual pane only – no single pane
  • In good condition, glass intact, no rot – will be inspected before being accepted

Miscellaneous

The ReStore will also accept

  • Interior and Exterior Shutters
  • Working AC window units
  • Mirrors – framed only, no free standing glass
  • Fencing new or in re-usable condition
  • Household goods in good condition (on a limited inspection basis)

THE RESTORE CANNOT ACCEPT:

  • Upholstered furniture (cloth or leather)
  • Used Electronics (TV’s, Computer equipment, stereos, DVD players, VCR’s )
  • Compact florescent light bulbs or any florescent bulbs, new or used
  • Used lightbulbs
  • encylopedias or textbooks
  • Whirlpool tubs
  • Infant/baby equipment
  • Curtain/Blinds
  • Broken glass or mirrors
  • Unframed glass or mirrors
  • Aluminum or single pane windows
  • Office desks and cubicles
  • Entertainment centers
  • Press-board furniture (entertainment centers, desks, TV stands)
  • Clothing
  • Cans of paint, stain, other household materials
  • Paint thinner or other hazardous materials or chemicals
  • Pesticides of any kind
  • Appliances or electrical equipment in non-working order
  • Garage doors
  • Mattresses box springs, futons or other bedding
  • Medical equipment
  • Pianos or organs
  • Skis, snow boards, boots and poles
  • Rollerblades
  • Sleeper sofas
  • Used toilet seats and lids
  • Used water heaters*
  • Used Bathroom and Kitchen faucets*
  • Used Dishwashers*
  • Used smoke or co detectors

* New lead content law in effect 1/2014

The ReStore reserves the right to refuse any donation for any reason.

Communities/Towns Served
MASSACHUSETTS:
Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Bradford, Byfield, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Manchester By The Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Boxford and West Newbury

NEW HAMPSHIRE:
Atkinson NH, Plaistow NH, Salem NH

 

 

 

 

 

We are close to you if you are located in Merrimack Valley or the North Shore of Massachusetts (MA) … or Southern New Hampshire (NH) and you can drop off or we will pick up near you. The United States Postal Service (USPS) zipcodes that we service for donation pickups are:
01913, 01810, 01812, 01899, 05501, 05544, 03811, 01915, 01921, 01835, 01922, 01923, 01929, 01833, 01930, 01931, 01834, 01936, 01830, 01831, 01832 01833, 01835, 01938, 01840, 01841, 01842, 01843, 01901, 01902, 01903, 01904, 01905 01910, 01940, 01944, 01945, 01860, 01844, 01949, 01949, 01908, 01922, 01951, 01950, 01951, 01845, 01864, 01889, 01960, 01961, 03865, 01966, 01969, 03079, 01952, 01906, 01907, 01983, 01984, 01885, 01985

 
  • Our Location:

    647 Andover Street     |     Lawrence, MA 01843    |    978-686-3323