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 ReStore or request a pick-up.  

 

 

Main items we do not accept:

1. Mattresses/Box Springs

2. Televisions

3. Used Doors & Windows

4. Used Paint

5. Sleeper Sofas

6. Large Armoires/China Cabinets/Entertainment Centers

 

Items currently not accepted due to inventory concerns:

1. Bed Frames

2. Rugs & Carpets

3. Dishwashers

4. Tiles

5. Office Furniture

 

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, if you  are planning to make a sizable drop off donation (for example a box truck full) please call in advance at least a day or two to make arrangements at 312-563-0296 ext. 203.

 

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. Please be a good neighbor and don’t leave items when the ReStore is closed. Please note our staff reserves the right to refuse any items based on their quality, condition, or inventory at the time of drop-off.

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 pick-up.

 

Step 2:   All items must be approved by photo before a pick-up 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 emailing 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 pick-ups, 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 pick-up. Please note our driver reserves the right to refuse any items based on their quality, condition, or inventory at the time of pick-up.

 

Step 4: Celebrate! You just diverted useful goods from a landfill and helped build stronger neighborhoods and bring safe, affordable housing to Chicagoans

 

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 email chris.kennedy@habitatchicago.org to get started. 
 

 

 

 

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