Every donation helps build strong and stable communities.

Support the store that builds homes.

When you donate your excess household goods, building materials, and overstock to the ReStore, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing your donations helped support local families — and didn’t end up in a local landfill. Plus, all of your donations are tax-deductible.

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Why donate to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore?

Give items you no longer need a renewed life.

Your donation provides an affordable avenue for home improvement and DIY projects. Plus, it keeps good, usable items out of local landfills.

It’s convenient and tax-deductible!

Drop off items at any of our three area locations. Or, we can pick them up from your home or office. We make it easy to donate your gently-loved items.

Support Habitat for Humanity’s local mission.

Proceeds from the ReStore help fund the construction and repair of Habitat homes. Your donations help local families build brighter futures.

It all adds up.

Here’s what we accomplished in 2019 thanks to our loyal ReStore supporters:

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When it comes to donating, you’ve got options.

It’s never been easier to donate your excess household goods to the Habitat ReStore. We rely on great donations from people just like you to fill our stores and support our mission.

We have three convenient locations countywide.

We can help unload your donation and provide you a donation receipt once items have been approved. Our drop off hours at all three of our locations are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm.

Got a large donation? Give us a call at (619) 241-2221 or email dispatch@sandiegohabitat.org beforehand to ensure we are accepting and have space for your items!

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Let us do the heavy lifting for you.

Our trucks are in different areas on each day of the week, offering pickup services around San Diego County. Our service is popular, so we encourage you to schedule your appointment early.

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Our courteous staff makes donating easy.

It’s easiest to schedule a donation online, but if you have questions before getting started, send us an email at dispatch@sandiegohabitat.org or give us a ring at (619) 241-2221. We’re happy to help!

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Here’s where to find us.

Drop off your donations at any of our three convenient locations Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm.

Warehouse full of overstock?

Don’t dump it, donate it!

Corporate partnerships make our mission at Habitat possible, and we look forward to working with you to put those overstock, discontinued items to good use. We can pick up and offer great corporate sponsorship benefits!

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What can you donate to the ReStore?

See what we can and cannot accept.

When cleaning, remodeling, or moving, you often run into household items you no longer use, but that are still in great condition. Check out our list of acceptable items to see if you can donate it to the Habitat ReStore.

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Got questions about donating?
We’ve got answers.

Need more help?

Find more FAQs here, or email us at dispatch@sandiegohabitat.org.

Please refer to our list of acceptable donations here. Please note that we do not accept mattresses, box springs, soft goods such as clothing or linens, or dishwashers.

All materials used to build Habitat homes are purchased new. Items donated to the ReStore are sold to the public — at a great price — to generate money to purchase building materials that future Habitat homeowners use to build the new homes they will buy!

By selling new and gently used donated products at a discounted price, the ReStores earn funds that are used by Habitat for Humanity in our efforts to build homes, communities, and hope throughout San Diego County. Funds support our construction and repair projects and a small percentage helps pay for basic office expenses.

Absolutely! You will be provided a donation receipt that you can use for tax deduction purposes. Please note that Habitat cannot legally determine a value for your items.

No. We ask for donations to be in good, working condition, ready to be sold as-is.

On occasion, we must refuse donations based on their condition and whether or not we have enough floor space for them at that time. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you would buy the item from a resale store — if you wouldn’t, chances are that someone else wouldn’t. We make every effort to notify donors of refusal before the pickup appointment is scheduled, and encourage you to reach out to us at (619) 241-2221 or dispatch@sandiegohabitat.org before dropping off your items.

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Drop off hours for all three ReStore locations are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm.

Our trucks pick up donations Tuesday through Saturday between 10:00am and 3:00pm. You can schedule a residential pickup here. Drivers will notify you with a telephone call 30 minutes prior to arrival.

In order to help cover the costs of keeping our automotive fleet in good working order, we do ask for a $20 donation for each home or office pickup. Your donation is tax-deductible, and we will provide you a receipt.

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to enter your home to retrieve items. Please have them ready for us outside at ground level. (We cannot carry items down elevators or stairs.) Curbside is preferable, but you may have your item in a ground-floor garage that is accessible.

You do not need to be present for a pickup if you can leave the donation, clearly marked for Habitat, in a safe, accessible place. 

Yes, your car can help build homes, too! While the ReStore itself does not have a car donation program, Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program is simple and free. Learn more here or call (877) 277-4344 to see how easy it is to donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, van, boat, or even plane to help build homes and hope for San Diegans.