DONATE TO RESTORE

Whether you are an individual renovating your home, a contractor with excess materials, or the owner of a home design store with rotating inventory, ReStore Chicago is thrilled to accept your gently-used furniture, appliances, and building materials.

It’s quick, easy, tax-deductible, keeps usable goods out of landfills, and helps fund the Habitat mission right here in Chicago. Simply drop off your donations at the ReStore or request a pick-up.  

 

Winter Hours Update:

ReStore Chicago will be closed to the public for a Winter Break from Thursday, December 24th to Friday, January 1st. During this time ReStore Chicago will be closed for both shopping and accepting donations. This means our truck pickup service will not be available and our drop-off garage door will be closed. We kindly ask that you please not drop off any donations at the ReStore while we are closed.

 

Drop-off donations will begin again as normal starting Saturday, January 2nd. We will resume our truck pickup service on Tuesday, January 5th.

 

Main items we do not accept:

1.  Mattresses/Box Springs

2.  Armoires

3.  Used Doors & Windows

4.  China Cabinets

5.  Used Paint

 

Items currently not accepted due to inventory or safety concerns:

1.  Sleeper Sofas

2.  Area Rugs

3.  Bed Frames

 

Please check the Acceptable Items link below for a more comprehensive list.

Acceptable Items

 

Donation Drop-Off in Four Simple Steps 

Step 1: Check out our list of acceptable donations through the green button above to see if your item is a good fit. This list changes based on current inventory, so please check back each time you want to donate. Of special note, we are unable to receive donations of opened paint cans from individuals; we can only accept unopened paint cans from businesses.

 

Step 2: You can drop off your donation at the ReStore anytime between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM Wednesday through Sunday. The ReStore is located at 6040 N. Pulaski Rd. in Chicago. We ask that you please wear a mask when you arrive at the ReStore and wait for a staff member to assist you before getting out of your vehiclePlease be a good neighbor and don’t leave items when the ReStore is closed.

Directions to the donation drop-off door: From Pulaski turn west onto Glenlake Ave., then turn left into the first alley. Donation drop-off is located at door #4. If the garage is closed, ring the doorbell. 

 

Step 3: If you are unsure if your item(s) is acceptable, then contact us by filling out the donation request form below or calling the ReStore at 312-563-0296 ext. 203. 

 

Step 4: Do a happy dance! You just helped build a brighter future for Chicago families and communities.
 

 

Donation Pick-Up in Four Simple Steps  

Can’t fit that fridge on the bus and don’t feel like walking it over? You can request a donation pick-up. Bonus: it’s totally free. 

 

Step 1: Check out our list of acceptable donations through the green button above to see if your item is a good fit. This list changes based on current inventory, so please check back each time you want to donate. Items must be in good-to-excellent condition and in good, working order for us to consider scheduling a pickup.

 

Step 2:   All items must be approved by photo before a pickup can be scheduled. Fill out the donation request form below and be prepared to attach photos. In the “Other Notes” field, include that you’d like to request a donation pick-up. If you need to include more photos than the form allows, you can send additional photos by email to donate@habitatchicago.org.

 

Step 3: Once your donation pick-up has been approved, a member of our ReStore team will contact you to schedule the best date and time. For pickups, someone will need to be present and available with the items. All items must be easily accessible in a street level location only. We are unable to enter your residence or use any stairs to complete a pickup.

 

Step 4: Celebrate! You just diverted useful goods from a landfill. 
 

 

Get Started With Your Donation

Fill out this form and include pictures of the item(s) you’d like to donate. You’ll be asked for an email address to complete the form – we use it to send a confirmation so you know that the form is submitted. Please note we are receiving a high volume of requests at this time and it may take more than a few days to get back to you. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Make a Business Donation

Is your organization interested in making a large donation or forming a partnership with ReStore Chicago? Well, we would sure love to hear from you! Contact Chris Kennedy, ReStore Procurement Manager, at 312-563-0296 x204 or chris.kennedy@habitatchicago.org to get started. 
 

 

 

 

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