We do not allow pets in the ReStore and ask that you leave your four-legged friends at home. Service dogs trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability are welcome.
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!
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.
Yes! Habitat for Humanity ReStores are open to the general public.
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.
No, you’ll only earn points for purchases made after you’ve joined ReStore Rewards — so sign up today so you don’t miss out!
Due to storage limitations, we are no longer able to hold purchased items to be picked up at a later date. Policy effective March 1, 2023. See store associate for more details.
Alternatively, you may place your order online at shopsandiegorestore.org to pick up in-store. After your order is received and reviewed, you will be notified via email when it is ready to be picked up, and we’ll hold your order for three business days.
Sorry, only one reward or coupon may be used per purchase, unless specifically noted in a special promotion. However, rewards may be used with sale items and in conjunction with our military/senior discount.
Absolutely! Our four-hour shifts are perfect for groups of 5-10 individuals. To arrange a time, fill out our Group Interest Form here.
Important: Groups must bring one chaperone for every five volunteers under the age of 16. Please see below for more age-related volunteer requirements.
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.
We have a partnership with ReSupply, a veteran-owned company that coordinates priority donation pickup for a fee. If you need assistance moving or disassembling items, ReSupply has the resources to help you.
Click here to learn more about the different pickup options.
If you wish to volunteer at the ReStore, you may get started right away by creating a VolunteerHub account. Please note that to join us on the construction site, we ask that you attend an orientation prior to or within the first month of volunteering.
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.
No, once you earn them, they’re yours forever — no take-backs. Your points stay on your account and will continue to accumulate as you make purchases, should you choose not to redeem them.
No. We ask for donations to be in good, working condition, ready to be sold as-is.
The ReStore offers goods at a fraction of the retail price, generally 30%-70% off. New items are priced at significant discount off of the suggested retail value, while used items are priced accordingly based on condition.
You can easily track your progress at checkout via the kiosk or by downloading the Fivestars app here.
Choose from three easy ways to sign up:
- In-store at the kiosk during checkout
- Online — sign up through the store you shop at most (don’t worry, your points and rewards are transferrable between our three locations): Kearny Mesa | Escondido | National City
- Via the Fivestars app here
By selling new and gently used donated products at a discounted price, the ReStores generate 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.
You don’t have to lift a hammer to help build a home! Habitat ReStore volunteers bring new skills and build capacity to help provide discounted building materials and home goods to the community. Habitat uses funds raised by the ReStore to help families build and repair homes. By giving your time and talents, you can help the Habitat ReStore do more to support homebuilding projects that benefit families in our community.
Text YES to 578-277 to receive offers via text. You may also download the Fivestars app here to receive push notifications.
Please fill out our Court-Mandated Community Service Application to apply to fulfill your community service requirements with San Diego Habitat.
We reserve the right to deny community service volunteers who have committed certain offenses. Due to the volume of requests, our volunteer opportunities are on a first come-first served basis, and we are unable to guarantee a specific number of hours of service in advance.
Absolutely. Your information is secure and encrypted, and we will never sell any customer information. You can opt out of texts, emails, etc. at any time (but we promise not to spam you!).
We do not charge a fee for our donation pickup service, However, we gladly accept donations to help cover the costs of keeping our automotive fleet in good working order — your donation is tax-deductible and we will provide you a receipt.
Our partner organization, ReSupply, does charge a fee for priority pickup service. Please click here to learn more.
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer at the ReStore. Volunteers 17 years old and under must bring a Minor Permission Form signed by a parent/guardian. This form is also available for download upon registering for a VolunteerHub account.
Individual volunteers aged 14 or 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian — if arranging a group activity, please note this on the Group Interest Form so we can arrange a youth activity.
Drop off hours for all three ReStore locations are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm.
For standard pickups, our trucks pick up donations Tuesday through Saturday between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Drivers will notify you with a telephone call 30 minutes prior to arrival.
Priority pickups with ReSupply, our partner organization, work a bit differently and operate on an as-needed basis. They’ll be in touch with more information after your pickup is scheduled.
Click here to learn more about the different pickup options.
It is our policy not to offer refunds or exchanges — all sales are final. We make every effort to put products that are in good working order on the sales floor, but occasionally items are defective. We warranty appliances for 15 days. Returns are allowed only if you find that the item is broken or non-functioning, in which case you will receive store credit. We do not accommodate returns for incorrect sizing, so please measure carefully before purchasing.
Wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. ReStore warehouses aren’t heated or cooled, so dress accordingly. Pack your own lunch and bring a water bottle. Tools and safety equipment are provided, if needed.
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.
The ReStore accepts cash and checks, as well as most major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
The day begins with an orientation and tour of the ReStore. Tasks at the ReStore include helping to organize the store, receiving donations, pricing items, light construction, furniture assembly, and helping customers. In addition to in-store shifts, there are shifts available to be a driver’s assistant. Driver’s assistants go on the truck with our drivers to make deliveries and pick up donations.
Our three ReStore locations are open Tuesday through Saturday. Full day (9am-4pm) and half day (9am–12:30pm / 12:30pm–4pm) shifts are available and flexible to fit your schedule.
Proceeds from ReStore sales provide funds that are used by Habitat for Humanity in our efforts to build homes, communities, and hope throughout San Diego County. Income supports our new construction and home repair projects. A small percentage goes toward administrative expenses.
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.
Please check out a list of other local community organizations here that may be able to accept your item.
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