About the Donation Process
The ReStore sells new and used furniture, appliances, cabinets and building materials and more. Proceeds from the sale of these items help Habitat to build affordable homes in Fannin & Gilmer Counties. All donations are tax-deductible. A receipt for your donation is provided, however, you are responsible for declaring the value of the goods donated.
If scheduling a pickup, we request that donations are located on the first floor or ground level of your home with no more than two or three steps. Smaller donations or those already having transport can be brought to the ReStore. Our Blue Ridge ReStore is open to donation drop offs Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
ReStore drivers and staff will make the final determination on all donations. For additional information read below or call us at (706) 632-6337.
Scheduling a Pickup
If you are ready to schedule a pickup for your gently-used items and are already familiar with our guidelines, please use our online form below to begin arranging your donation. Please keep in mind that our pickup schedule can be booking anywhere from 1-3 weeks out, depending upon the time of year and your location. If you are not familiar with our guidelines, please continue reading for additional information.
Thank you for considering Habitat for Humanity to donate your new and gently-used items. We ask to be considerate of our staff and volunteers who will be processing donations, and if your items are beyond repair/unsalable, understand that we will incur the expense of dump fees, labor, and valuable time disposing of them. All items must be clean, free of rips, stains, pet odor and excessive wear, and must be in saleable condition. Depending upon inventory at any given time, we may not be able to accept certain items. We retain the right to decline donations due to safety concerns, facility limitations, marketability, etc. All donations are ultimately accepted or rejected at the discretion of the ReStore team.
- appliances that are no more than 12 years old, in good working condition and clean, no rust (large and small: refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, etc.)
- area rugs (with bound edges)
- artwork/ framed wall art
- bedroom furniture (dressers, side tables, etc. No used mattresses or box springs.)
- building supplies (doors, doorknobs, switch plates, unused lumber, bricks (must be palletized), etc.)
- cabinets (used kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, etc.)
- household items (pots and pans, dishes, shoe racks, etc.)
- lawn equipment (lawn mowers, riding mowers, rakes, shovels, garden tools, etc.)
- light fixtures
- patio furniture
- small desks
- tools (hammers, nails, electric drills, etc.)
- upholstered furniture (less than 12 years old – no floral or plaid.)
- wood furniture (side tables, dressers, bookcases, coffee tables, etc.)
We Do Not Accept:
- anything broken, stained, torn, or damaged and requiring repair in any way!
- armories that are actually entertainment centers
- baby items (cribs, pack and plays, high chairs, car seats, etc.)
- bathroom sinks and counters without vanity cabinet
- books, DVDs, videos, CDs, records, cassette tapes, and all media
- carpeting, flooring or tile (unless new, in original box and enough for a 10×10 room)
- chemicals – household cleaning supplies, lawn chemicals, bug sprays, automobile fluids, etc.
- clothing, window treatments or other textiles
- countertops without cabinets
- desks that are oversized (L-shaped, executive, etc.)
- dishwashers older than 2 years
- drywall or plywood less than ½ sheet
- electronics (this includes computer equipment, DVD players, printers, CD players, VCR’s etc.)
- entertainment centers/wall units
- mirrors without frames (due to safety concerns)
- paint (unless new)
- particle board furniture
- pianos or organs
- shower doors (unless new)
- TVs (unless newer flat screen that hangs on wall)
- upholstered furniture older than 12 years (no floral or plaid)
- window blinds (unless new in box – no strings)
- wooden ladders