Donate to the ReStore

We gratefully accept donations of new and gently used household items that are clean and in working order. Please review the list of items below for examples of what we will or will not accept.

NEW! We will be holding pop-up Donation Stations in different locations in Guelph and Wellington County over the Spring and Summer months to collect your donations of new and gently used household items to re-sell at the ReStore. Come on down with your unwanted items! Our first Donation Station event is happening on:

Friday, April 9th (2pm-6pm) & Saturday, April 10th (1pm-5pm) – Salvation Army Guelph Citadel, 1320 Gordon St, Guelph – Please note this date has been postponed until after the provincial stay-at-home order is lifted.

Stay tuned for more dates coming soon!

Did you know? You can drop off your donation at the receiving doors at each of our three ReStores during our posted Donation Centre hours. We also offer a free pick-up service!

Please note: Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, and for your safety and the safety of our team, we are currently unable to enter a private residence in order to pick up your donation. (Exceptions may apply in order to provide our Kitchen Salvage service, as per below.)

For the safety of our Pick-Up team, we ask that your donation be located in an area accessible to our team such as: curb, garage, driveway, lobby, storage room, storage unit, warehouse, furniture showroom. Please reach out to us to discuss your situation so that we can serve you effectively.

To book our pick-up service, please click “schedule your pick-up” below, or reach out to us at  dispatch@habitatgw.ca or 519-767-9752 x26 for more information.

While optional, we ask that you consider making a monetary donation upon completion of your successful pick-up to help us cover the various costs involved in offering this free service.

Thank you for choosing the Habitat ReStore! Your donations are vital to the success of Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington.

Due to precautionary measures around COVID-19, please be aware that we are following proper health and safety measures during your Drop-Off/Pick-Up/Kitchen Salvage visit,  in order to keep our donors, shoppers, staff, and volunteers safe. 

Kitchen salvage exception: We endeavour to provide an excellent kitchen salvage service, and will do so under the following precautions: 1) There is no public health emergency order in place, 2) there is no identified illness, or exposure to illness, among the residents or contractors involved, and 3) the donor and any contractors/other individuals vacate the premises during the service being provided. Please share any concerns you have with our kitchen salvage coordinator at dispatch@habitatgw.ca.

items we acceptitems we cannot accept
clean, solid, undamaged furniture from non-smoking homesdamaged lumber (warped, moldy, or has rot, with nails or screws)
functional home appliances (exception: dishwashers)unframed mirrors and glass, mirrored closet doors
kitchen and bathroom cabinets and hardwarehousewares — dishes, utensils, pots, etc.
toilets (white or off-white, with a tank size of 6L or less)corner bathtubs and Jacuzzi-style tubs (brand new only)
plumbing fixtures, sinks (no chips, cracks, stains)entertainment units
vanities with countertopscribs, high chairs, baby accessories, toys
hardwood & laminate flooring (min. 3 boxes of same type)pool equipment
outdoor and garden décor and furniture (seasonally)flat hollow-core slab doors
stone, ceramic, porcelain, & vinyl tiles (min. 3 boxes of same type)toilets with a capacity of 7L and higher
drywall sheets, cement board and tapeaquariums
hand and power toolsbooks, videos and DVDs
most types of lighting fixtures and lampshazardous waste, batteries
trim, handrail, spindles, stairspaint (accepted from corporate partners only)
office furniture (as space allows)windows (brand new only)
lumber and plywood free of nails and screwsadjustable beds, wheelchairs
unused shingles and roofing paperclothes & linens
wire boxes, plates, switches, circuit breakers, panels, electrical supplies, hardwareblinds, rugs, carpets (accepted from corporate partners only)
complete sets of doorknobs and locks with keysnon-working fridges, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers (due to Freon disposal)
unused insulation (packaged or in clear bags)automotive parts
vinyl siding in great conditionpool tables, ping pong tables
brand new soffit, fascia, eavestroughs, downspoutspianos and other musical instruments
wall art, framed mirrorsmattresses, box springs, sofa beds
Plexiglass sheetsdishwashers
electronic recycling, wire, scrap metaloffice partitions/ cubicles
  

The team is very well organized and very professional.  We are so grateful for a job well done. 

– recent ReStore donor

Want to give back but not currently able to donate items? Want to learn a new skill? Join the ReStore Team! We provide all the training you need. Visit habitatgw.ca/volunteer to sign up today.