7 Tips for Donating to Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Photo: Habitat for Humanity

Photo: Habitat for Humanity

On the surface, making a donation to your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore seems pretty straightforward, but it’s not long before questions come to mind. Do they even accept these items? Should I put them all in the same box? How do I claim a tax deduction?

Donating to your local ReStore is a convenient way to prevent unwanted building materials, furniture, appliances and housewares from heading to the landfill. Additionally, money from ReStore sales goes directly back into Habitat for Humanity’s work building and rehabbing homes — making it a win-win-win for you, your neighborhood and the planet.

While there are no set rules when it comes to getting your items ready, you can help employees and volunteers process your donation quickly and safely by following a few simple steps.

Read on for top tips from Drew Meyer, senior director of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Operating Group, that will make your next donation a breeze for you and your local ReStore.

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
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