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.

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.

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

True Flat Screen TVs (LCD, LED only), audio, computer, games consoles, and accessories. CD’s, DVD’s, blu-ray, albums, games.

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.

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.

Garden and Outdoor
BBQ’s, garden tools, powered garden tools, outdoor seating & tables, awnings, watering cans, hoses, rain barrels, compost bins, plant pots.

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.

Metal roofing, torch on materials, roll roofing, insulation, shingles, vents, felt.

Christmas lights, any holiday décor.

Tool boxes, hand tools, power tools, table saws, drill presses, grinders, bench vices, safety gear, tarpaulins.

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

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

ReStore Update

The ReStore hours of operation are 9am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Please call the Restore to book a donation drop off time available between 9am-4pm (as our back gate remains closed) OR to arrange a donation pick up by our team. We also welcome you to email the ReStore at restore@habitatsc.ca for this service.

As province wide COVID-19 restrictions ease, wearing a mask in the ReStore is not mandated but a personal choice. 

We appreciate your patience and your business during these challenging times. We are in this together!

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.

Do I qualify for a tax receipt?

We issue tax receipts for any item  donated to the ReStore with a value of $100 or more.

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.