What Can I Donate to the ReStore?

Below is a list of some of the items the ReStore can accept.
All items should be complete, of resale quality and free from rips, tears, stains and odours.

Appliances 
Washers, dryers, fridges, freezers, stoves, metal dishwashers, range hoods, air conditioning units, microwaves, small appliances.
 
Building Supplies
Lumber unpainted 4ft and longer.
Plywood, panelling, MDF, OSB, drywall stamped 2011 or newer – (¼ sheet or more), moulding, blocks, bricks, paving, flashing, ducting, banisters, rails, posts, guttering, sand, cement, house wrap etc.
 
Cabinets
Countertops without holes preferred 6ft or more in length.
Kitchen cabinets & islands, modular with European hinges.
Bathroom & medicine cabinets.
Full kitchens.

Doors & Door Hardware 
Interior, exterior, double pane balcony, french, louvered bi-fold doors.
Door knobs & hardware.
No flat panel doors – thank you.

Electrical 
Electrical boxes, light bulbs, wire, plate covers, outlet boxes, switches, plates, receptacles, conduit.

Electronics
TV (LCD, Plasma, LED only), audio, computer, games consoles, projectors and accessories.
CD’s, DVD’s, blu-ray, albums, games.

Flooring
Laminate, hardwood flooring & carpet roll ends (100 sq/ft min, unused)
Ceramic floor tiles, lino roll ends (30 sq/ft min, unused)
Wall & decorative tiles.
Grout, tile adhesive, moulding.
 
Furnishing
Couches and love seats less than 10 years old.
Chairs, tables, dining sets, buffets, coffee tables, end tables, dressers, nightstands, bed frames, coat racks, hooks, headboards.
File cabinets, office chairs, desks under 5ft long.
Mattresses
Garden and Outdoor
BBQ’s, garden tools, powered garden tools, outdoor seating & tables, awnings, watering cans, hoses, rain barrels, compost bins, plant pots.
 
Hardware
Packaged & loose screws, nails, nuts, bolts, fasteners.
Cabinet handles & pulls, door knobs & hinges, house numbers, shelves, brackets, castors, wheels, hooks, ropes & straps.
 
Home Décor
Pictures, frames, curtain rails, hooks and accessories, mirrors in frames, housewares, china, kitchen accessories, ornaments, vacuums, sporting goods, pet supplies, collectables.
 
Light Fixtures
Complete (no brass).
 
Painting accessories
Caulk, sealants, brushes, rollers, trays, scrapers, abrasives, drop sheets.

Plumbing Fixtures (new & used)
Vanities, shower bars, taps, pipework min 2ft, pipe fittings, stainless steel sinks, bathroom accessories, low flow toilets, sinks, shower trays, fibreglass baths only in as new condition.

Roofing
Shingles, vents, felt.
 
Seasonal
Christmas lights, any holiday décor.
 
Tools
Tool boxes, hand tools, power tools, table saws, drill presses, grinders, bench vices, safety gear, tarpaulins.

Windows
Double pane sealed vinyl units, glass blocks, screens, patio doors.

Miscellaneous Items
Books, bicycles, wheel chairs, walkers, lift chairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn't the ReStore give donated furniture directly to a Habitat Family?

Our ReStore relies on purchases and donations to help build homes for local families.  We sell direct to the public.  Since 2004, we have built 17 homes on the Sunshine Coast funded primarily from ReStore sales.  Our families who volunteer in the ReStore receive preferred pricing on all furniture and product.  

Will you accept my donation if it is torn/stained/broken?

We rely on revenue from our ReStore to help fund builds for our local families.  Therefore, we can only accept gently worn items.  Donations must be in good, clean working condition in order to be sold at a reasonable value.

Why can't Habitat take my furniture to the dump for me?

Our mandate is to divert items from the landfill. Unfortunately, we cannot support the cost of taking items to the dump. There are, however, local contractors who provide this service! We encourage you to check the paper in the classifieds section for these resources or ask our drivers for a referral.