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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 an Our Towns ReStore location, we offer a donation pick-up service for larger items. Call the Donation Hotline 704-896-8957 x204 or complete an online request form to schedule a donation pick-up.

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

Request a Pick-Up

Donation Drop-Off

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 1700 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.

Donated Items We Accept

We appreciate your interest in donating to our Habitat ReStores. We are able to accept and resell a wide variety of household items.

  • Antiques
  • Appliances
  • Baby items
  • Building materials
  • Cabinets – no exposed nails or screws, must have doors and shelve included
  • Ceiling fans – in working condition
  • Clothing and Shoes
  • Doors – raised panel, interior, exterior, no wood rot
  • Electrical supplies – residential only
  • Electronics – no tube TV’s, please
  • Exercise equiptment
  • Flooring – in good resalable condition
  • Furniture – in good condition with no rips, tears, or pet odors
  • Hardware – in resalable condition, no broken/missing pieces
  • Home furnishings
  • Home health accessories
  • Housewares
  • Jewelry
  • Light fixtures
  • Clean linens
  • Lumber – a minimum of 4 feet in length, no exposed nails or screws
  • Office furniture – items need to be assembled unless directions/drawings are included
  • Patio furniture
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Rugs – new carpet only, area rugs cannot have stains or pet odors
  • Sporting goods
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Windows – energy-efficient, vinyl, framed

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 704-896-8957 x204 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
  • Broken Items
  • Carpet that is used or stained
  • Cribs
  • Encyclopedias
  • Flammable materials
  • Garage doors
  • Glass table tops without bases
  • Hot water heaters
  • Infant/toddler car seats
  • Kitchen faucets
  • Microwaves without turntables
  • Organs/pianos
  • Paint used
  • Single pane/unframed windows
  • Tires
  • Tube/CRT TVs
  • Unframed mirrors
  • Vanity sinks with cultured marble unless accompanied with cabinet

appliances

Appliances may be dropped off regardless of age or condition. If it doesn’t work, we’ll recycle it! Please call the Donation Hotline 704-896-8957 x204 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 704-896-8957 x204.

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