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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 Charlotte 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 a Charlotte ReStore location, we offer a donation pick-up service for larger items. Call the Donation Hotline 704.392.4495 or complete an online request form to schedule a donation pick-up.

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

Request a Pick-Up

Donation Drop-Off

All four Charlotte ReStore locations – Wendover, Wilkinson, University & Pineville – have donation drop-off areas with staff and volunteers available to assist you in unloading your items during business hours.

thank you

Since the first location opened in 1996, the Charlotte ReStores have funded the construction of 180 new Habitat Charlotte homes! This is all because of the loyalty of our shoppers, generosity of our donors, and the faithfulness of our volunteers. 

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 contact Chris Berardi at cberardi@charlotterestore.org or 704.716.7040 ext. 2225.

accepted donations

Appliances
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Dryers
  • Furnaces
  • Microwaves (5-years-old or newer)
  • Ranges/Stoves (15-years-old or newer)
  • Ovens (10-years-old or newer)
  • Washing Machines (15-years-old or newer)
  • Water Heaters (5-years-old or newer)
  • Refrigerators/Freezers (15-years-old or newer)
Lighting

Must be in working condition.

  • Chandeliers
  • Lamps (table or floor)
  • Hard-wired fixtures
  • Ceiling fans (with or without lights)
Plumbing
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Tubs (new only)
Electronics
  • TVs (LCD, LED & plasma only)
  • Smaller electronics must be new and in-box
Miscellaneous
Building Supplies
  • Bricks/cinder blocks (must be stacked on a pallet & wrapped)
  • 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
  • Dressers
  • Filing Cabinets
  • Futons
  • Love seats
  • Sofas 
  • Tables
  • TV stands/console tables
Flooring (new only)
  • Area rugs
  • Carpet/padding
  • Tile
  • Linoleum/laminate
  • Marble
  • Hardwood
  • Vinyl
  • Parquet
  • Ceramic
  • LVP/LVT

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 (704.392.4495) 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
  • Dishwashers
  • 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 blinds
  • Shower doors
  • Tube/projection TVs
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries (of any kind)
  • Pianos/organs
  • Garage doors
  • Single-pane windows
  • Playground equipment
  • Entertainment centers/armoires
  • Encyclopedias or magazines
  • Cassette tapes
  • Items that do not work
  • Items missing parts

appliances

Appliances – except dishwashers & microwaves – may be dropped off regardless of age or condition. If it doesn’t work, we’ll recycle it! Please call the Donation Hotline (704.392.4495) if you have questions about your item.

donations criteria

Some restrictions/exceptions may apply for donations to the Charlotte 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 704.392.4495.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Charlotte ReStore!