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Acceptable Items for Donation

Donations of gently new and used building materials, home goods, furniture, and working appliances will be during open store hours. You may call to schedule a pick up for large items that cannot be easily dropped off at a store location, or schedule online. We look forward to your continued support of Habitat for Humanity and hope that you will support us in keeping our ReStore operations safe for donors, customers, and employees. 

Acceptable Items to Donate

  • Appliances – good working condition, not needing any repair (no dishwashers or hot water heaters built before 2013 due to change in EPA lead level regulations)
  • Architectural items – good condition, columns, antique windows, mantels, porch post, interior railings, stain glass
  • Bed frames & headboards *(see list below) 
  • Blinds - functioning, new cordless style only *(see list below)
  • Books – clean, intact, no mold or odors (no textbooks)
  • Cabinets/Countertops/Vanity tops - clean and unscratched *(see list below)
  • CDs, DVDs, records, blu-ray 
  • Ceiling fans with mounting hardware
  • Doors – exterior and interior, (w/no holes or damage & No Flat Panel Doors)
  • Electrical – residential wire, plugs, plates
  • Electronics - working printers, stereos, DVD players, phones, flat screen TVs
  • Electronics for recycling - used and broken electronics of any kind. No TVs. (
  • Fiberglass bathtub/stall
  • Flat Screen TV’s, (No tube or Rear Projection TV’s)
  • Flooring – New vinyl tile and new ceramic tile, (must have at least 3 boxes) Unblemished hardwood.
  • Furniture – good condition, free of rips/tears, permanent stains, odor, excessive wear/tear, and pet damage *(see list below)
  • Hardware – for doors, cabinets in working condition, free of rust
  • Housewares – baskets, knickknacks, silk plants, decorative plates, silverware, glasses, framed pictures, framed mirrors, lamps, etc.
  • Insulation – new only (in bundles, unopened)
  • Lighting – all parts included *(see list below)
  • Lumber – plywood – full to ½ sheets, milled lumber – 6’+ lengths, trim – 6’+ lengths, siding – full lengths
  • Masonry – cinderblock, stone & brick – drop off on pallet only
  • Media - records, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray
  • Metal - for recycling (
  • Patio/ Outdoor Furniture
  • Plumbing Fixtures – new or clean used sinks, bathtubs, toilets in good condition with no chips or stains *(see list below)
  • Pipe - PVC/metal/copper *(see list below)
  • Roofing materials – shingles (whole bundles), rolls of roofing materials, new roofing, and gutter materials with no damage
  • Sheet Rock (drywall) - 4’ lengths and up, conditions must be that 4’ of sheet rock is salvageable, 8’ length and up accepted
  • Tools – hand or power tools
  • Vents – floor, ceiling, return clean and in good condition
  • Windows – double pane only (no single pane or window parts) pre-inspected and free of rot with glass intact; no cracks of fogging in glass

Unacceptable Items to Donate

  • Baby or child items - Items intended for use by children under age 12, such as "cribs, cradles, safety gates, enclosures, play pens, infant swings, highchairs, toddler beds, strollers, toy chests, child helmets, beanbag chairs", etc.
  • Blinds, Drapes, Window treatments. No corded window blinds. (New cordless style is OK if they function properly).
  • Bookcase headboards (large)
  • Bunk beds
  • Cabinets - without doors or drawers, or are damaged
  • Carpet, carpet padding, area rugs
  • Chemicals – paint thinner, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and other toxic or hazardous chemicals. Any opened or unidentified chemical. (must have a special license to sell/resell)
  • Chest, lockable
  • China Cabinet/ hutch
  • Clothing
  • Computer monitors (tube or old CRT style)
  • Countertops (unless accompanied by cabinets)
  • Cubicles, office partitions
  • Desks (other than roll top)
  • Entertainment centers
  • Filing cabinets
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Glass, unframed
  • Gym and exercise equipment
  • Ladders - no wooden ladders. Non-wood ladders may be accepted IF no defects are present and ALL original OSHA labels are present and legible).
  • Lead - Items that are likely to contain lead such as toys, costume jewelry, old painted furniture (pre-1977), or any item labeled "contains lead paint" or labeled "“warning” or  “warning” or “contains lead—dried film of this paint may be harmful if eaten or chewed.”
  • Light bulbs - Fluorescent, Halogen, Sodium and CFL bulbs. Working LED's are acceptable and working incandescent are still currently OK.
  • Lighting, brass
  • Mattresses & box springs 
  • Medical equipment
  • Media - home-recorded VHS, DVD, CD or Cassettes
  • Mirror, unframed
  • Paint & Stains
  • Pianos or Organs
  • Plumbing & pipe, used (see also "water fixtures" below)
  • Pool tables
  • Pump sprayers, used
  • Shower doors, used glass
  • Sleeper sofas
  • Toilets  - partial toilets, must have base, tank, lid & hardware. Toilets with tanks greater than 1.6 gallons (1992 and older).
  • Trunk, lockable
  • TVs – No tube or Rear Projection TVs. We only accept working flat screen TVs.
  • Wall ovens
  • Water beds or hot tubs
  • Water fixtures - Potable water fixtures/ fittings made before 2014, faucets, ice makers, dishwashers."New" products that meet the guidelines will be marked "NS-61" or "Lead Free".
Note: The ReStore has the right to refuse any donation for any reason. Thank you for helping us to help others!
  • 4910 Para Dr.
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45237

    Office hours:
    9 AM - 4 PM or by prior appointment


    5 Locations

    ReStore hours:
    Monday - Friday
    9 AM - 6 PM (donations close at 5 pm);
    9 AM - 5 PM (donations close at 4 PM)

    Donations Hotline: 513-721-4483, ext. 2