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How to donate
to ReStore

When you donate to ReStore, you are part of a movement dedicated to ensuring everyone has a decent place to live. Donations are easy. We can pick up or you can drop off items. 

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Appliances

What we can accept

• Washers and dryers
• Refrigerators
• Stoves/ovens (gas and electric)
• Microwave ovens
• Air conditioners
• Small appliances
• Dishwashers**
All appliances, with the exception of dishwashers, must be in good condition
and manufactured no more than eight years ago. **Dishwashers must be within five years old and include original paperwork, including lead-free certification. 

What we cannot accept

• Items manufactured before 2012
• Dishwashers manufactured before 2015 and/or do not have original paperwork

• Refrigerators with any sign of mold
• Any items still in use, not disconnected,

or otherwise unready at the time of donation

Building materials

What we can accept

• Rigid foam insulation, in new condition
and in usable quantities
• Fiberglass insulation, in full sealed bats only
• Bricks, in good, intact condition**
• Concrete blocks, in good, intact condition
• Shingles, in full boxes and new condition
• Rolls of roofing material, in good condition,
half rolls or greater
•Metal roofing materials and gutters, full pieces in good condition with no rust or damage
• Architectural salvage items, in good,
salable condition

What we cannot accept

• Any insulation with evidence of staining or other damage
• Shingles not in package or otherwise damaged
• Any item showing signs of rot or damage
• Any broken or partial bricks and concrete blocks

Cabinets and countertops

What we can accept

• Individual cabinets, in good condition, with all doors and drawers complete and intact
• Cabinet sets, in good condition, with doors, drawers, and sink base intact
• Marble and granite countertops**
• Other countertops of at least 4 feet in length and in good condition,
excluding Formica
** Provided our staff and volunteers can safely lift and move the countertops

What we cannot accept

• Formica countertops
• Any cabinet that shows signs of mold, water damage, or is otherwise unsalable

Doors

What we can accept

• Interior solid doors, in good condition
• French and glass doors with clean glass and intact
• Exterior doors, in good condition
• Sliding glass doors with all tracking and hardware, and clean glass

What we cannot accept

• Any item with evidence of rot, cracking,
or other damage
• Any item with glass that is damaged, fogged, or broken
• Garage doors
• Hollow core doors

Electrical

What we can accept

• Plug outlets, switches, and other in-wall components in like-new or new condition
• Residential fittings, in good, working condition
• Electrical wire, in good or new condition,
in usable quantities

What we cannot accept

• Used electrical breakers in any condition
• Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and other safety equipment

• Any item that shows signs of rust, excessive wear, previous exposure to a short, or any other damage

Exercise equipment

What we can accept

• Full-size exercise equipment, in good condition and not in need of excessive assembly
• Hand exercise equipment
Any item with electronic components must be in full functioning order and within seven years of age

What we cannot accept

• Small exercise equipment
• Any equipment that would require more than five minutes of assembly time

Flooring

What we can accept

• Carpets, in new condition,
at least 5-foot by 5-foot in size
• Area rugs, in good condition,
free of rips, stains, tears, and smells
• Carpet padding, in brand-new condition only
• Vinyl and linoleum flooring, new, and in quantities of 9 square feet or more
• Hardwood and parquet flooring, new, and in quantities of 9 square feet or more
• Laminate flooring, new, and in quantities
of 9 square feet or more
• Ceramic and stone tile, new and in-box only

What we cannot accept

• Any broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged tile
• Any flooring that shows signs of mold, rot, termite damage, or is otherwise unsalable
• Carpets and rugs that have any damage, smells, or signs of excessive wear

Furniture

What we can accept

• Wooden furniture, couches in good, salable condition

What we cannot accept

• Damaged or structurally unsound furniture

• Particle board furniture
• Upholstered or leather furniture
• Baby furniture and cribs
• Mattresses and box springs
• Motorized, mechanical, and hospital beds

Garden and outdoor

What we can accept

• Outdoor furniture, in good condition,
free of damage and staining
• Garden hand tools, in good condition, free of rust
• Gas outdoor tools, in full working condition
with emptied gas tank
• Electric outdoor tools, in full working condition with cords and batteries intact

What we cannot accept

• Hot tubs
• Trampolines
• Swing sets and playgrounds
• Pools

Hardware

What we can accept

• Items with multiple parts, provided all parts are present, in original box, or stored in bags
• Nails, screws, and other fasteners, in original box or otherwise sorted in quantity
• Floor, ceiling, and wall vents, in good condition and free of rust
• Other hardware, in good condition

What we cannot accept

• Incomplete items
• Any item with signs of rust or other damage
• Individual items, such as nails and screws, not in containers or sorted 

Home decor

What we can accept

• Dishware, glassware, and silverware,
in clean, reusable condition
• Holiday decor, in good condition and full-working order, depending on the season
• Other home decor, in good condition
• Antique and collectible items, in good condition
• Curtains that are in like-new or new condition only
• Blinds that are new-in-box and cordless, or with hidden, in accordance with new
ANSI safety standards only

What we cannot accept

• Blankets, pillows, and other soft goods
• Stuffed animals, and other toys
• Unframed glass and mirrors
• Pianos and organs
• Home electronics, including TVs, computers, and related equipment
• Any used blinds or blinds that fail to meet ANSI safety standards

Lighting

What we can accept

• Residential fixtures, in good working order,
without missing or damaged components
• Commercial fixtures, with the exception of drop ceiling fixtures, in full-working order
• LED lightbulbs, new and in original packaging

What we cannot accept

• Any item with signs of damage or faults
• Fluorescent tubes, incandescent, and CFL lightbulbs

Lumber

What we can accept

• Plywood, in good condition and at least
half-sheet in size
• Milled lumber, in 4 feet lengths or greater
• Trim and molding, in 4 feet lengths or greater
• Siding, in full lengths and in-box preferred

What we cannot accept

• Any item with evidence of mold, rot,
or termite damage

Media

What we can accept

• Hardcover books
• Softcover books
• Magazines
• Records
• CDs

• DVDs

• Blu-rays

What we cannot accept

• Encyclopedias
• Textbooks
• VHS tapes
• Cassette tapes

Paint

What we can accept

• Latex-based paint and stain, in full unopened containers
• Oil-based paint and stain, in full, unopened containers

Items must be less than 10 years old, unspoiled, with no signs of frost damage

What we cannot accept

• Any paint additives or chemicals of any kind
• Opened, spoiled, or rusted cans of paint

Plumbing

What we can accept

• Pedestal sinks, in good condition,
free of cracks and stains
• Complete low-flush toilets (1.6 gallons or less),
in good condition,
clean and free of staining and rust
• Bathtubs, in good condition
with no signs of leaks, rust, or cracking
• Shower enclosures, in good condition with all components intact and free of damage
• PVC, iron, and copper pipe, in good condition
and in lengths of 3 feet or more
• Faucets, new in-box and manufactured after 2010

What we cannot accept

• Bowl sinks
• Incomplete or damaged items
• Faucets that have been previously opened, installed, or manufactured before 2010
• Pipe showing signs of corrosion or damage
• Glass shower doors
• Plumbing supplies used to carry drinking water
• Hot water heaters

Tools

What we can accept

• Hand tools, in good condition,
free of rust or damage
• Corded power tools, in good working condition with power cord intact and functional
• Portable power tools, in good working condition with working battery and charger

What we cannot accept

• Any item showing signs of rust or other damage
• Corded power tools with frayed or damaged cables

Windows and screens

What we can accept

• Windows, in new, never-installed condition
• Antique windows, in good condition
and free of chips, cracks, and broken glass
• Interior and exterior shutters, in good condition

What we cannot accept

• Single pane windows
 • Used windows
• Aluminum frame and storm windows
• Incomplete units
• Any item with signs of rot, broken glass,
or other damage
• Window sashes

268 Cold Spring Ave
West Springfield, MA 01089

(413) 739-5503

support@habitatspringfield.org

We are a 501(c)(3) organization

Tax ID: #04-2970982

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301 E. Main St,

Westfield, MA 01085

(413) 642-8990
restore@habitatspringfield.org

Hours:

10am-6pm Wednesday-Saturday

12-5pm Sunday

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