every

donation

helps a family build a decent and affordable home.

Donate to the ReStore

Don't dump - donate! Your old stuff can be someone else’s new start!

When you donate your gently used items to the Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 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!

Donation Pick Up

Our donation pick-up service is reserved for large donations in our Greater Matthews service area. We carefully evaluate each request to ensure that we can recover the costs associated with the pick-up and raise funds for our mission through the resale of your donations.

Please check our donation guidelines for information on what we can and cannot accept. Larger items must be located on the first floor. A ReStore team member will contact you within 24 hours during our hours of operation

 (Tuesday-Saturday).

Donation Drop Off

Donations can be dropped off at our ReStore during our regular donation hours:

Tues-Fri: 10:30am-4:00pm

Sat: 9:30am-4:00pm

 

A ReStore team member will screen your donation, help you unload, and provide you with a tax receipt. Donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds support our mission of building homes in the Greater Matthews community!

Electronics

  • TVs (LCD, LED, and plasma only)

  • Other Electronics (in perfect working order)

Glass and Mirrors

  • Framed mirrors and glass

  • Tempered glass tabletops

Home Decor

  • Antiques and collectibles

  • Sets of china, glasses, and or stemware

  • Decorative pillows

  • Candleholders

  • Flower vases

  • Framed art and picture frames

  • Artificial plants

  • Baskets

  • Board games and some toys

  • Books

Flooring

  • Area rugs (new or gently used)

  • Vinyl (new)

  • Ceramic floor tile (new in quantities of 2 boxes or more)

  • High-Quality laminate (new)

  • Hardwood Flooring (new or gently used)

Miscellaneous

  • Sporting goods and equipment

  • Exercise machines

  • Cars, motorocycles, RVs, dirt bikes, etc. (through Cars for Homes)

  • Hot Tubs

  • Media (CDs, DVDs, BluRays, vinyl)

  • Gardening tools

  • Lawn equipment

  • Hand and power tools

  • Game Tables

  • Garage Doors (complete set)

Accepted Donations

Appliances

  • Air Conditioning Units

  • Dryers (15 years-old or newer)

  • Furnaces

  • Microwaves (5 years-old or newer)

  • Ranges/Stoves (15-years old or newer)

  • Ovens (15-years old or newer)

  • Washing Machine (15-years old or newer)

  • Water Heaters (5 years-old or newer)

  • Refrigerators/Freezers (15-years old or newer)

  • Dishwashers (less than 2-years old)

Lighting

  • Chandeliers

  • Lamps (table or floor)

  • Hard-wired fixtures

  • Ceiling Fans

  • Lamp Shades (new or gently used)

Plumbing

  • Sinks (undermount and pedestal only, or kitchen sinks in excellent condition)

  • Toilets (only elongated)

  • Tubs (new only)

Building Materials

  • Bricks/cinder blocks (must be stacked on a pallet & wrapped)

  • Cabinets

  • Countertops

  • 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)

  • Blinds/shutters

Furniture

  • Bed Frames

  • Bookshelves

  • Chairs

  • Desks (small and roll top only)

  • Dressers

  • Filing Cabinets

  • Futons

  • Love Seats

  • Patio and Outdoor Furniture

  • Sofas

  • Tables

  • TV Stands/Console Tables

  • Pianos and Organs (small)

Items We Do Not Accept

Unfortunately, we’re not able to take all items that supporters would like to donate. Although some exceptions may apply, we are not able to accept donations of the following items:

  • Sleeper sofas/loveseats

  • Baby items

  • Computers, printers, copiers or fax machines

  • Clothing

  • Mattresses or box springs

  • Open cans of paint/stain

  • Unframed mirrors/glass

  • Bedding linens

  • Metal or corded blinds

  • Shower doors

  • Tube/projection TVs

  • Light bulbs

  • Batteries (of any kind)

  • Single-pane windows

  • Playground equipment

  • Entertainment centers/armoires

  • Encyclopedias or magazines

  • Cassette tapes

  • Stuffed animals

  • Items that do not work

  • Items missing parts

questions & answers

are my donations tax-deductible?

Yes, donations to the ReStore are tax deductible. A donation receipt is given at the time of your drop-off or will be issued to you by a driver if we do a pickup.

does the ReStore place a value on donated items for tax purposes?

IRS regulations do not permit us to place a value on your donations, although we provide you with a receipt verifying that you made a donation. The value of your donation should be decided by you and your tax professional. Please review the IRS website for determining values of donated properties.

can I donate my items directly to a Habitat family?

Businesses may donate new building materials, appliances and fixtures for a home, but we are unable to accept donations of used items for individual families. However, the sale from your in-kind donation raises money to finance more homes!

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Your donation and purchases help families build a better future.

Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
p: 704-847-4266
office
2447 East John Street, Matthews, NC 28105
mailing address
PO Box 2008, Matthews, NC 28106
store hours
Tuesday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 9am - 5pm
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY
donation hours
Tuesday-Friday: 10:30am - 4pm
Saturdays: 9:30am - 4pm
p: 704-845-2760
address
2447 East John Street, Matthews, NC 28105
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Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. View IRS Publication 526, on Charitable Contributions. 
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