DONATE TO THE RESTORE

When you donate items, like gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, artwork, housewares and building materials to the Habitat ReStore Vail Valley, you’re helping us change lives by making affordable homeownership a reality in Eagle County. And you’re also keeping usable items from going to waste in the landfill!

Please note, acceptability is at the discretion of the driver and the ReStore staff. Drivers and staff reserve the right to refuse any item based on current inventory and condition. 
All items need to be left outside at ground level or in a garage for or staff to be able to pick them up. 

Furniture 

  • All furniture items must be in good, clean condition, free of stains, rips or tears, and pet hair 
  • Furniture must be solid wood 
  • Outdoor furniture 

Not Accepted 

  • Mattresses and box springs  
  • Outdated or faded furniture 
  • Armoires and entertainment centers 
  • Particle board furniture 
  • Pianos 
  • Bunk beds and platform beds 
  • Incomplete bed sets- must be headboard, footboard, and side rails 
  • Futons and sleeper sofas 
  • Baby furniture 
  • L-shaped desks, desks over 6ft long, cubicles, conference tables 
  • Any items that smell of cigarettes  

Appliances  

  • Ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, fridges, washers and dryers, A/C window units 
  • Must be in full working order, clean, and less than 10 years old 
  • Small kitchen appliances under 10 years old 
  • Free standing fireplaces 

Not Accepted 

  • Vacuum cleaners 
  • Gas fireplace inserts  
  • Range hoods 
  • Trash compactors 
  • Oven inserts (some brands accepted) 
  • Stand-alone cooktops (some brands accepted) 
  • Non-working appliances. These may be dropped off for recycling at Trinity Recycling 

Unsure of your appliances age? You can use this helpful site to date your appliances. Just enter all the necessary data and press the button. Be sure to enter all the information as found directly on the appliance’s model and serial number tag.

Cabinets 

  • Complete sets, all doors and drawers attached, no nails or screws sticking out, undamaged during removal 
  • Vanities in good condition with stone tops, free of water damage 
  • Cabinet handles and pulls  

Not Accepted 

  • Single cabinets 
  • Cabinet parts (e.g. doors, shelves, drawers etc.) 
  • Cabinets with water damage or damage from removal 
  • Countertops 

Doors

  • NEW patio/sliding glass doors must be normal size  
  • Framed interior and exterior doors (frame must be sturdy and in good condition) 
  • Unframed interior and exterior doors 
  • Doors larger than standard size need staff approval 

Not Accepted 

  • Flat panel doors 
  • Hollow-core doors 
  • Shower doors 
  • Closet doors 
  • Bifold doors 
  • Garage doors 

Flooring  

  • NEW tile minimum donation is 20 square feet. 
  • NEW flooring minimum donation is 100 square feet.  
  • Area rugs must be vacuumed and free of holes, stains and pet hair (max size 5’x8’) 
  • Large rugs need staff approval 

Not Accepted 

  • Carpeting 
  • Shag rugs  
  • Laminate flooring rolls 

Hardware 

  • NEW door knobs in box 
  • NEW faucets in box 
  • Complete boxes of nails and screws 
  • NEW hardware in box 
  • NEW electrical hardware in box 

Not Accepted 

  • Any used hardware 
  • Garage door hardware 
  • Incomplete sets/boxes of hardware 

Housewares (decor, artwork, dishes, books, linens and soft goods) 

  • Artwork, mirrors, knick knacks, and decorative items (mirrors and art must be framed) 
  • All dish ware and cookware items must be clean, boxed, and undamaged 
  • Small appliances must be clean, under 10 years old, and in good working order 
  • Only full linen sets accepted. Must be clean, free of tears, and boxed or bagged 
  • Throw pillows (must be clean, stain free and boxed or bagged) 
  • Curtains 

Not Accepted 

  • Curtain valiances and curtain rods  
  • Blinds  
  • Large amounts of books (limit 1 box per donor) 

Landscaping- accepted seasonally  

  • All bricks, stone and cinderblock must be on pallets and clean of mortar  
  • Snow blowers and lawn mowers in good working condition, with all parts.  
  • Garden equipment: rakes, hand tools, wheelbarrows, and other yard tools 
  • Planters, pots and outdoor decor 

Lighting & Electrical 

  • Lamps, wall sconces, and chandeliers smaller than 3’x3′

Not Accepted 

  • Chandeliers larger than 3’x3′
  • Ceiling fans 
  • Recessed lighting  
  • Flush mount lighting  
  • Fluorescent bulbs or fixtures 
  • Track lighting 
  • Lamps without shades 

Plumbing 

  • Free standing bathtubs 
  • NEW toilets (low flow 1.6 gal/flush or less) 
  • NEW faucets 
  • Select kitchen and bathroom sinks 

Not Accepted 

  • Jacuzzi tubs and hot tubs 
  • Water heaters 
  • Bathtub inserts and drop in bathtubs 
  • Piping hardware and accessories 

Tools 

  • General purpose hand tools 
  • Power tools must be in good working condition and with all accessories and cords 
  • Large power tools must be approved 

Windows 

  • Double-pane, vinyl or metal clad windows  
  • No nails sticking out of frame 
  • Only windows in good condition with intact seals 

Not Accepted 

  • Large or custom sized windows (max size 5’x5’) 

Regulations, safety, and sale-ability mean we cannot accept every donation and some of the most common are below.  This list changes frequently and we reserve the right to refuse any item at any time.

Other Donations We Never Accept 

  • Paint & Stain  
  • Hazardous materials 
  • Ceiling tiles 
  • Unframed glass or mirrors 
  • Tires 
  • Ladders 
  • Treadmills & exercise machines  
  • TVs 
  • Printers & fax machines 
  • DVD players & VCRs 
  • Humidifiers 
  • Stereo equipment 
  • Blinds 
  • Box springs & mattresses 

How to Donate Items

1.) Drop Items Off at the ReStore
Bring your donation to the Habitat ReStore at 250 Lindbergh Drive in Gypsum, Colorado. Our store has a designated dock for donations to make unloading your items convenient.

Donations are not accepted at our office location in Avon.

Habitat ReStore Location & Business Hours

2.) Donation Pickup Service
For large items that will not fit in your car or truck, please fill out our online donation request form. Although our pick-up service is FREE, consider making an optional $15 donation to assist us with transportation costs. If you need to cancel or reschedule your pickup, please give us at least 48-hours notice so we can accommodate other donors.

Additional questions? Please call 970.328.1119 or email restore@habitatvailvalley.org.

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