It’s never been easier to donate to the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Williamsburg, Newport News and Yorktown.
Residents from New Kent to Hampton and every place in between can schedule their free ReStore pickup using this online tool.
The list of acceptable donated items includes furniture; appliances; home décor; exercise equipment in full working condition; building materials; electronics; floor and upholstery cleaning appliances; heating, ventilation and cooling materials; outdoor and lawn care items; and miscellaneous.
Want to talk to someone voice to voice instead?
Call the donation hotline at 757-932-8976 and we’ll get you scheduled!
Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Newport News and Williamsburg are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently-used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price, usually 30-90% off.
The goal of the ReStore is to generate enough profits to build more Habitat homes for deserving, hardworking low- to moderate-income families, as well as to promote recycling. 100% of the profits from the ReStores are used to build and sell affordable housing!
In order to further this goal for future homes, we need merchandise to sell in the ReStore, customers like you to shop with us and volunteers to help us operate the stores!
Want to drop off your donation instead?
Visit the ReStore page to get directions and hours of operation for accepting donations on site at each of the ReStores (Williamsburg, Newport News and Yorktown).
What can I donate?
(Must be in good, usable condition – complete and functional in every way.)
We truly appreciate your generosity, yet may not be able to accept everything you donate. Items that do not meet our criteria cost Habitat money for proper disposal. Those expenses divert funds from our mission of helping low to moderate-income families in our community. This is not intended to be a complete list of items. Our staff has the final say, based on age, condition or quantity currently in stock. Thank you for understanding!
Washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers (dishwashers must be 2015 or newer), microwaves, wall ovens, stoves (gas and electric), small appliances (toasters, waffle irons, coffee makers, etc.
Mantels, columns, stained/leaded glass, molding, etc. in usable amounts (4′ or more).
No rips, stains or tears and must be bagged or boxed. Comforters, blankets, pillow cases, sheets, sashes, mattress pads, table cloths, napkins. Pre-owned mattresses and box springs accepted.
New and in box (Plantation shutters may be out of box).
No water damage. Must be complete with doors and drawers. Kitchen, bathroom, storage/garage cabinets accepted. We cannot accept vanity tops without the cabinet base.
CARPET AND AREA RUGS
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE RESTORE IS NOT ACCEPTING CARPETS or AREA RUGS
Carpet must be unused and in whole square or rectangular pieces (no cut outs or remnants), free of rips, stains, tears, pet and smoke odors. Area rugs – free of rips, stains, tears, pet and smoke odor.
No corner pieces.Minimum of 6′ in length. Marble, Granite, Corion, Quartz (must be straight and unbroken). Formica, Laminate, Tile, Wood (6′ minimum straight with no sink holes).
Residential only (free of bowing, twisting, holes, deep gouges, water damage and splintering). Slab (flat luan) doors must be in EXCELLENT condition and unpainted.
TV’s (plasma, LED and HD), speakers, receivers, DVD players, touch screen monitors, video game consoles, controllers and games. Must be in working condition.
One room minimum and must be in full boxes or rolls. Tile, laminate, hardwood, vinyl/linoleum, underlayment.
Upholstered or wooden (no particle board) in good condition with no rips, tears, stains and odors, including animal dander and droppings. Desks. Bed frames, head and foot boards accepted.
Must be bagged, boxed or jarred. Hinges (free of paint), nails, screws, fasteners, door pulls, door knobs (must be fully assembled), hangers, connectors, nuts, bolts, brackets, etc.
HOME DÉCOR AND HOUSEWARE
Artwork, silk flowers, dishes, china, glassware, pots, pans, flatware, framed mirrors (no cracks or chips), Christmas decor (accepted 10/1-12/1 only).
Rolls (must be packaged) and sheets (must be full sheets). Must be new.
No cracked, broken or unframed glass/mirrors.
Ceiling fans (all parts except hanger needed), table/desk/floor lamps (must have lamp shade, harp and finial), fluorescent bulbs (4′ length maximum), sconces (free of rust), landscape lighting (free of dirt).
Must be at least 6′ in length, free do nails or screws, warping, or weathering. OSB, plywood, pegboard, slot board, sheetrock, paneling. Half sheet minimum.
Large amounts must be palletized (we offer FREE pallets), no higher than 2′, free of debris and left in a paved area accessible for our trucks. Bricks, cinder block, mortar (full bags only), etc.
Only new, unopened full cans of latex paint is accepted. Cans should be free of any rust. No oil based paints or stains.
Kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, pedestal sinks (must have sink and base), toilets (pale, neutral, white and off-white colors only and must have bowl and tank), fiberglass bathtubs (no corner tubs), shower inserts and pans, cast iron tubs (claw foot only), plumbing accessories (most accepted if bagged or boxed).
Minimum of 10 full, secured packs required. Shingles, paper (partial rolls accepted).
Must be in full boxes. Vinyl, hardie plank, clapboard.
TOOLS, LAWN AND GARDEN
Must be operational and void of fuel. Lawn tools – edger, weed wacker, tiller, mower, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, chipper, etc. Power tools – miter saw, skill saw, drills, table saw, router, drill press, etc. Seed, fertilizer, pesticides – must be new and unused. Rakes, hoes, water hoses, spreaders, trowels, etc.
No sign of rot or cracked glass. Vinyl (new or used with functional sashes), wood (new only).
REGRETFULLY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT
- Blinds – Only new, boxed or Plantation shutters accepted.
- Chemicals – not permitted on donation pick-up trucks. New and unopened items may be dropped off at either of our ReStore locations.
- Clothing – we recommend donating to Goodwill, DAV, or FISH.
- Cribs with drop-down sides.
- Fitness equipment with cable systems (i.e. Total Gym, Bowflex)
- Fluorescent tubes
- Games/Puzzles/Cards – we will gladly accept these as UNOPENED items.
- Garage doors and openers
- Glass sliding doors – not in frame
- Head boards/foot boards – without rails or frame.
- Laptops, computers
- Mirror/glass – broken, cracked, chipped, unframed
- Office cubicles
- Paint/stain – opened*
- Particle board furniture
- Printers/fax machines
- Propane tanks
- Shower doors
- Stuffed animals – they’re cute, but so are the little ones that have drooled on them!
- TV’s – tube or rear projector styles
- Vinyl window sashes
- Furniture made of particle board
*Residents of Hampton, York, Poquoson, James City, and Williamsburg can call the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority (VPPSA) at 757-259-9850 for paint disposal options.
**Water Heaters – Faucets – Other Plumbing Used to Carry Drinking Water manufactured prior to 1/1/15.
**Due to a new EPA ruling, as of January 4, 2014, the ReStore is no longer able to accept/sell dishwashers, water heaters, faucets or any other plumbing supplies used to carry drinking water manufactured prior to January 1, 2010.
Questions? Call the ReStore at (757) 246-4955.
Where and when can I donate?
Newport News ReStore
Monday – Saturday, 10 – 5 p.m.
371 Chatham Drive
Newport News, VA 23602
Monday – Saturday, 10 – 5 p.m.
1303 Jamestown Rd.
Colony Square Shopping Center
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Monday – Saturday, 10 – 5 p.m.
4824 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692
What happens when I call to schedule a FREE ReStore donation pick-up from my home or business?
The ReStore Donations Ambassador will ask the city or county in which you reside. This will determine the truck route best suited for your location.
The Ambassador will also ask details about the items you wish to donate and will provide you options as to the day of the week that is available. Typically, we request you call 5 to 7 days in advance of your desired pickup. Spring and summer tend to be busier times of the year; you may need to allow more lead time.
You will also be asked specific street address and point of contact information. The actual truck route is determined by GPS the business day prior to the pickup. Therefore, a specific time of pickup cannot be confirmed during the initial phone call.
You will receive a confirmation call usually by noon the business day BEFORE your pickup to confirm your pickup and to provide you with a 2-hour window during which you can expect the ReStore truck to arrive at your address. If we don’t reach you, we will leave a message so please be sure to check your machine.
Your items should be preferably left outside, in the garage or on the 1st floor. Any item upstairs or downstairs must be easily accessible and able to move safely so as to not cause damage to the donor’s home or injury to drivers. Due to safety and liability concerns, our drivers are generally not permitted to negotiate stairways in order to access donations. Appliances should be disconnected prior to the arrival of our drivers as they are not equipped to disassemble or dismantle items prior to removal. Bed headboards, foot boards, and side rails should be dismantled prior to the arrival of the drivers.