Donate to the ReStore

Donations Hotline: 919-548-6910

Donation Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Chatham Habitat for Humanity ReStores! It’s because of the generosity of individuals like you that our stores are able to provide quality, used home-improvement items and materials to the public at low cost.

Additionally, the sales generated from our ReStores directly support Chatham Habitat’s mission—so please know that your donation makes a difference in more ways than one!

Donations & Pickups: Frequently Asked Questions

What happens with my donation? Does it go into a home built by Habitat?

Material donations are not used in Habitat-built homes. Instead, our ReStores sell them at low-cost to the public. The ReStores generate a valuable revenue stream that enables Chatham Habitat for Humanity to build more decent, affordable housing for hard-working, low-income families. Your donation not only helps support the construction of Habitat homes, it also helps reduce the costs of home-improvement for other homeowners in the Chatham County community.

Do the ReStores repair donated items and materials?

Unfortunately, we currently do not have the resources to repair or touch up items, which is why we can only accept lightly used donations that are in good, working condition.

Do the ReStores accept scrap metal and nonworking appliances for recycling?

Yes! We do have a scrap metal recycling program. We are, however, unable to schedule pickups for these items. If you can drop off your scrap metal/nonworking appliance (electronics excluded) at one of our two ReStore locations, we will break them down and sort them for recycling. The donation of these materials is also tax deductible! Please call ahead if you are planning to bring a donation of this sort.

Can the ReStore pick up donations that are inside my home?

Yes, we are willing to enter your home to collect items as long as you or your agent is available to facilitate the collection. We do prefer that all donations be left outside or in a garage area for pickup.

Is there a fee to have my donations picked up?

There is no fee associated with donation pickups, they’re free!

How soon can you come pickup my donation?

Pickups are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday. On average, we schedule about three days to a week out in advance and sometimes longer in the busier seasons. To stay efficient, we organize our routes based on geography, so we appreciate your patience as we work with you to fit your donation into our rounds.

How do I count my donation as a tax deduction if I have scheduled a pickup?

Our drivers will provide you with the necessary paperwork when they come to pick up your donation. If you are unable to be present for your pickup, please let us know in advance an appropriate place to put the receipt at the pickup location. Legally, Habitat cannot appraise your donation(s), so all donors must fill out an estimated value for their donation(s) on the receipt. Please keep in mind that you are required by law to fill out IRS Form 8283 for any donation you value at $500 or more. Any donation with a total value of $5,000 or more must also be professionally appraised.

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Chatham Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people to create self-help opportunities for families to own affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities.