Donation Guidelines

Donations made to our Restore are tax deductible, and a receipt is provided. The proceeds from your items support our mission to build affordable homes in our community. Also, reuse is good for the environment! Donations can be dropped off at our store Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 4pm.

Please take a moment to review our accepted and unaccepted items list below. This is a general outline, but not a complete list. We encourage you to call if you have any questions regarding your donation, or to schedule a pickup for larger items. Our donation hotline is: 530-274-3761 extension 203.

Please note that acceptability is at the discretion of the drivers and our ReStore donation staff. Drivers and staff reserve the right to refuse donations based on current inventory stock and the condition of items being offered as donation. Thank you for your understanding.

 
 

Yes, Please!

Furniture

Chairs, dressers, end tables, dining tables, home office furniture, sofas, shelving units in clean, working condition.

Appliances

Clean, working, and less than ten years old. Check your appliance age at: www.appliance411.com

Building Materials and Hardware

Lumber 5’ or longer, drywall 4’x’4 minimum, new insulation in rolls or bats (contained in bags or boxes for safe handling). Hinges, nails, screws, nuts, bolts, fasteners, and locks. New shingles, gutters, and siding.

Lighting/Electrical

Ceiling fans, lamps, lighting fixtures in working order with no broken or missing pieces, New or very gently used electrical parts, hardware

Doors and Windows

Interior and exterior doors, complete door hardware and knob sets, vintage or new double paned wood framed or vinyl framed windows, and window screens, shutters, and window blinds and coverings in new condition.
 

Bathroom

Toilets, sinks, tubs in clean and in new condition. Newer, lead free* faucets, pvc and metal pipes and fixtures, new plumbing supplies.
 

Flooring

New or reclaimed wood or laminate, new linoleum or vinyl, slate, tiles, condition new carpeting, and rugs. Please write size on back of carpet, rug, or vinyl with a permanent marker.

Kitchen

Cabinet and drawer sets, (less than 20 years old), counter tops, granite, corning, marble, or stone. Sinks and lead free* faucets

Tools

Power tools clean and in good working order, hand tools, aluminum or fiberglass ladders in good working order.

Other Items

Lawn and garden supplies, housewares, dishes, counter top appliances, art, knickknacks, bicycles in good working order, full rolls of wallpaper, framed mirrors, air conditioners, and some new automobile items.

No, Thank You!

Furniture

Entertainment centers, furniture that is broken, torn, ripped, or pet damaged. Office chairs, box springs, or mattresses.

Appliances

No used dishwashers, appliances more than 10 years old, water softeners or water filtration systems.

Building Materials and Hardware

lumber less than 5’, lumber with nails or screws, broken drywall or small pieces, used or damaged insulation. Hardware with rust or missing parts. Garage doors or openers, used gutters or shingles, used siding.

Lighting/Electrical

Fluorescent light fixtures or bulbs, light fixtures with broken or missing pieces, used light bulbs, light fixtures more than 20 years old. Brass fans or lighting fixtures.

Doors and Windows

Hollow core doors (unless new), metal framed windows, twisted or old window screens, mirrored or accordion closet doors, glass shower doors, broken blinds or shutters, stained window coverings or curtains.
 

Bathroom

Faucets or plumbing supplies that are not compliant with lead laws, older galvanized pipe, broken pvc pieces, rusted or glued pieces, cast iron sinks or tubs, sinks or tubs with staining, medicine cabinets. Unframed glass or mirrors.

Flooring

Individual or broken pieces of tile or laminate, used laminate or vinyl, stained or old carpeting or remnants.
 

Kitchen

Broken or damaged cabinets, counter  tops with cracks, holes or cutouts, used laminate counter tops.

Tools

Broken or rusted tools, recalled tools, wooden ladders.

Other items – we have learned from experience that we cannot accept any of the following items:

Solvents, hazardous materials, toxic chemicals, paint, televisions, computers, fax machines, modems, routers, VHS, DVD, or cassette players, children's items or toys, clothing or textiles, medical equipment, pesticides or fertilizers.