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don't dump - donate!

Your old stuff can be someone else’s new start.

When you donate your-gently used items to one of the Our Towns ReStores, you are changing lives by making affordable homeownership a reality for a family in your own community!

Not only are you making a difference locally, you’re making a difference globally by preventing household items with plenty of life left from needlessly going to waste in a landfill!

how to donate

Schedule a Donation Pick-Up

If you have larger items to donate and need assistance getting them to a Charlotte Region ReStore location, we offer a donation pick-up service for larger items. Complete an online request form to schedule a donation pick-up.

Due to COVID-19, all items scheduled for pick-up must be placed in garage, car port, or on ground floor entryway of home. For the health and safety of our clients and staff, we will not enter the home beyond the foyer and will maintain a safe social distance at all times.

We suggest scheduling your pick-up at least one week in advance as we often have a high volume of requests.

Request a Pick-Up

Donation Drop-Off

Note: We are only accepting donation drop-offs at the Mooresville ReStore. Cornelius and Statesville will be open in the coming weeks.

All Our Towns ReStore locations – Cornelius, Mooresville, and Statesville – have donation drop-off areas with staff and volunteers available to assist you in unloading your items during business hours.

thank you

Last year alone your donations to the Our Towns ReStores helped build 5 new homes. The ReStores also seek to be good stewards of the environment by diverting more than 1,700 tons of usable items from landfills annually.

We can’t thank you enough for your support over the years!

commercial donation

Are you a business looking to make a large donation of items? We can help with that! Please email don@ourtownshabitat.org or call 704.249.4440.

accepted donations

appliances
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Dryers
  • Furnaces
  • Microwaves (5-years-old or newer)
  • Ranges/Stoves (15-years-old or newer)
  • Ovens (10-years-old or newer)
  • Washing Machines (15-years-old or newer)
  • Water Heaters (5-years-old or newer)
  • Refrigerators/Freezers (15-years-old or newer)
lighting

Must be in working condition.

  • Chandeliers
  • Lamps (table or floor)
  • Hard-wired fixtures
  • Ceiling fans (with or without lights)
plumbing
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Tubs (new only)
electronics
  • TVs (LCD, LED & plasma only)
  • Smaller electronics must be new and in-box
miscellaneous
building supplies
  • Bricks/cinder blocks (must be stacked on a pallet & wrapped)
  • Fencing
  • Insulation (new in package only)
  • Plywood (full sheets only)
  • Shingles & Siding
  • Trim (5ft. or longer)
  • Lumber (5ft. or longer)
  • Hardware
  • Doors
  • Windows (good condition only; non-rotted wood, aluminum & vinyl)
  • Shutters
furniture
  • Bed frames
  • Bookshelves
  • Chairs
  • Dressers
  • Filing Cabinets
  • Futons
  • Love seats
  • Sofas 
  • Tables
  • TV stands/console tables
flooring (new only)
  • Area rugs
  • Carpet/padding
  • Tile
  • Linoleum/laminate
  • Marble
  • Hardwood
  • Vinyl
  • Parquet
  • Ceramic
  • LVP/LVT

items we do not accept

Unfortunately, we’re not able to take all items that supporters would like to donate. However, if you call the Donation Hotline (704.392.4495) we’ll do our best to connect you with another local organization that may be able to take a specific item. Although some exceptions may apply, we are not able to accept donations of the following items:

We Cannot Take
  • Baby items
  • Batteries (of any kind)
  • Blinds (of any kind)
  • Cassette tapes
  • Clothing and linens (of any kind)
  • Computers, printers, copiers or fax machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Encyclopedias or magazines
  • Entertainment centers/armoires
  • Garage doors
  • Items missing parts
  • Items that do not work
  • Light bulbs
  • Loose bricks and/or pavers
  • Luggage
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Open cans of paint/stain
  • Pianos/organs
  • Playground equipment
  • Shower doors
  • Single-pane windows
  • Sleeper sofas/loveseats
  • Small pieces of lumber
  • Tires
  • Toys
  • Tube/projection TVs

appliances

Appliances – except dishwashers – may be dropped off regardless of age or condition. If it doesn’t work, we’ll recycle it! Please call the Donation Hotline (704.392.4495) if you have questions about your item.

donations criteria

Some restrictions/exceptions may apply for donations to the Our Towns ReStore. We reserve the right to refuse any donation drop-off or pick-up if it does not meet our donation criteria or standards. 

If you are unsure about certain items you want to drop off or have picked up, the best way to inquire is by calling the Donations Hotline at 704.392.4495.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Our Towns ReStore!

Reopening Update

The Wendover Rd. & Mooresville ReStores are now open! The Cornelius ReStore will reopen Thursday, June 4. All three locations will operate Tues – Sat: 10a – 4p; all remaining stores are temporarily closed.