Donations Needed

The page contains a list of the items the Charlotte ReStore accepts.  If you don't see your item listed or if you have questions, please call our Donations Hotline at 704-392-4495.  Click here for a list of items we cannot accept.  Click here for a list of other organizations that accept donations.  

Attention ReStore Customers/Donors – to be in accordable with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, the Charlotte ReStore is no longer able to sell dish washers, faucets, or hot water heaters that have components containing more than .025% lead.  This includes items older than 2011, and items older than 2013 that do not have a compliance statement.

Items We Accept (at our drop off locations)

Dishwashers, Range Tops, Ovens, Microwaves, Washing Machines, Dryers, Refrigerators, Range Hoods, Small appliances (ie: toasters, blenders, etc.), Water heaters, Furnaces, Air Conditioners, HD Flat-screen LCD/Plasma TV's (we can no longer take older standeard-def CRT/tube/rear-projection/console/wood-box televisions or any TV's older than 5-years due to the cost of recycling them).

Sofas*, Chairs* (living room, office, recliner, etc.), Tables (dining room, side), Dressers, Bedframes, Coffee/End Tables, Entertainment Centers, Filing cabinets, Bookshelves.  *Upholstered furniture cannot have any stains, tears, or pet damage.

Building Materials (preferably new)
Doors (interior and exterior), Plywood, Insulation, Unused Lumber, Trim, Brick/block, Fencing

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Books (no encyclopedias, magazines or textbooks please), Dishes, Glassware, Baskets, Knicknacks

Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom Cabinets, Countertops - only with cabinets, unless they are granite countertops

Lighting (must work!)
Hanging Chandaliers, Floor/Table Lamps, Lamp shades in good condition, Track Lighting, Ceiling Fans

Hinges, Cabinet knobs, Door knobs/deadbolts, Electrical Hardware, Plumbing Hardware

Plumbing Supplies
Toilets, Sinks/Faucets, Tubs, Pipes

Tile (must be full boxes), Linoleum (new only), Carpet (new or gently used, minimum room-size, no small, pieces unless carpet tiles), Wood, Area rugs (new or gently used)

Must be NEW.  We take double hung, Picture, Bay (complete with all sashes).  No used windows of any kind are accepted.  *All windows must be aluminum clad or vinyl replacement only.

Miscellaneous Items
Game tables, Boats, Jetskiis, RVs, Hot Tubs


What We Pick Up (with our donation pick up fleet)

Everything listed above, with a few exceptions.  Due to the cost of transportation and staff required, and our goal of being diligent in how we use our resources to raise funds to support Habitat, we must limit our donation picks-ups to items that meet a minimum resale value. 

  • We will pick up large appliances by themselves as long as they are less than 10 years old
  • Microwaves must be less than 5 years old
  • Freezers need to be at least 15 cubic feet in size


 Items we cannot accept

  • Computer/Fax/Copy equipment:  The Charlotte ReStore does not accept computer supplies (computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.).  Instead we recommend donating these items to area Goodwill locations.  The Goodwill Computer Works has the capability of refurbishing used computer materials and responsibly recycles used computer equipment and offering them at excellent values!  Read more here.  Goodwill has a trailer for donations in the parking lot adjacent to the Wendover ReStore.  Click here to learn more about Goodwill Computer Works. 
  • Clothing/Linens/Bedding/Drapes
  • Mattresses/Box Springs
  • Baby Items
  • Anything that doesn't work/needs a replacement part
  • Metal blinds
  • Paint, Stain, Thinners, or other Hazardous Materials/Chemicals
  • Shower Doors
  • Unframed mirrors or glass
  • Appliances over 10 years old (if your older appliance still works, consider calling Crisis Assistance at 704-371-3001, they can take older appliances)
  • TVs older than 5 years
  • Rear-rojection TVs
  • Console TVs
  • Storm windows/single pane windows
  • Swingsets or playground equipment
  • Pianos/Organs
  • Trampolines
  • Pools (above or below ground)
  • Garage Doors
  • Hot Tubs


 Other organizations in the area that accept donations include:  

Crisis Assistance. 704-522-4978 (for donations) - Accepts donations of clothing, blankets, linens, shoes, household items, gently used furniture, working

Goodwill 704-393-6880 - Accepts donations of clothing, computers, household items, and gently used furniture. We have a Goodwill trailer in the parking lot at our Wendover location, so you can drop off all of your items at once!

Goodwill Computer Works 704-916-1755 - Accepts donations of computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, and printers.

Catholic Social Services 704-370-3283 - Accepts donations of mattresses, clothing, furniture, baby items, and household items.

Salvation Army 704-332-1171 - Accepts donations of clothing, furniture, working appliances, household items, tv's, stereos, computers, books, toys and games, sporting goods, etc.

Jackson Park Ministries 704-392-4981 - Accepts donations of clothing, furniture, working appliances, and some building materials.

AMVETS 704-393-2359 - Accepts donations of clothing, small furniture, small electrics (one man pickup service).

Computel 704-376-1116 - Recycles electronics such as computers, fax/copy machines, scanners, cords, etc. Some items require a small charge.

County Trash Pick-up 704-336-2673 - Will pickup items that cannot be reused, such as sofas with stains/tears/pet damage, broken appliances, etc. For Mecklenburg county residents only.