Donate to the ReStore

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

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.

Did you know? You can drop off your donation at the receiving doors at either of our two ReStores (Guelph and Fergus) during our posted Donation Centre hours. We also offer a free pick-up service!

New! If you are located in or near Erin or Arthur, drop off your donation at one of our pop-up Donation Stations!

We want to make it easier for you to donate items you no longer need to the ReStore! Bring any eligible items you would like to donate, as long as they are gently used, in good shape, and still functional. (Check out the list of items we accept below.) You will be greeted by ReStore staff and volunteers, and you’ll be offered a tax receipt for eligible items. We will load up our truck and bring your donation back to the ReStore for you!

Puslinch – Saturday, November 20 at Aberfoyle Powersports, 94 Brock Rd S – 11:00am-3:00pm

Rockwood – Saturday, December 3 at Lions Waterside Park at Main St and Bridge St – 11:00am-3:00pm

More dates and locations coming soon! Check back soon or follow us on social media.

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. Within this form, you can provide information on the items you would like to donate by selecting from our pre-populated list.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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 metal**office partitions/ cubicles
  

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

– recent ReStore donor

* Items on this list with an asterisk can be donated to our Donation Bins located around back of the Guelph ReStore and inside our Fergus ReStore warehouse. More information here.

**Electronics, wire, and scrap metal are accepted and sold to recycling companies. More information here.

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.