Must be made for use in residential or light commercial construction, improvement, maintenance, or furnishing.
Structurally Sound + Complete
Must be complete, intact, sturdy, and free of major damage.
Must be able to do what it was made to do and needs to be ready to work “right off the shelf” without repair.
Must be appealing for reuse as-is and stain-free in another person’s home — something you’d give to friends or family.
Our trained staff must determine that the item will sell in our store. We apologize if we cannot accept all items you wish to donate.
What items can I donate to the ReStore?
Check out our handy donation guidelinesbelow, as well as pickup restrictions, refusal policies, and a list of items we can’t accept.Still unsure about your donation or want to make sure we can accept it before bringing it in? Give us a call at (619) 241-2221, or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to answer your questions!
Due to liability, we are unable retrieve items from up or down stairs. To ensure safety of our staff and volunteers, acceptance/refusal of any donation is at the final discretion of the driver.
We regret that we cannot accept all donations, and ReStore staff reserves the right to refuse items based on product condition or storage limitations. We recommend contacting (619) 241-2221 or email@example.com to make sure we can accept your item before dropping it off.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following items:
books, magazines, games, toys
some housewares, like dishes and linens
apparel, including shoes, jewelry, baby clothing
electronic items, such as non-flat screen TVs, computers, monitors, CD/DVD players
hazardous materials, such as opened paint, thinner, stain, chemicals
broken or damaged items
mattresses, including box springs, futons, sofa beds
some lighting, such as track lighting, CFL or halogen bulbs, fluorescent bulbs
If we are not a good fit for your donation, these local organizations may be able to accept your items:
Alliance for African Assistance
Disabled American Veterans
Father Joe’s Villages
Humble Design San Diego
Jewish Family Services
San Diego Rescue Mission
Ready to schedule a pickup?
Allow for 7-14 days advanced notice.
Our service is popular and relies on volunteers, so we encourage you to schedule your appointment early.
Pick a day and time that works for you.
Our trucks are in different areas on each day of the week. We’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule.
Upload photos of your items.
Let’s ensure it meets our criteria. Please check our donation guidelines above to see what we accept.
Expect a call prior to arrival.
Our driver will call you approximately 30 minutes before arrival so you know we’re on our way.