ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS

We thrive on your donations!

We accept most new or used items in good, working condition.  Additional requirements are listed below.  Unfortunately, due to current inventory, space limitations, and donation condition, there may be some donations we cannot accept.  Please contact us with any donation questions at 315-475-9172.

To download a copy of our Acceptable Donations List, click here >>>

Due to environmental regulations and concerns, we can no longer accept ANY PAINT from households in the ReStore.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Adhesives

  • New, sealed, and not expired

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Bath

  • Provide all parts, accessories, brackets, & hardware

  • Towel bars, soap dishes, TP & toothbrush holders, handicap grab bars & support items

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Ceiling Tile & Grid

  • Ceiling Tile - new only, manufactured after 1980

  • Original packaging marked with manufactured date or clearly labeled “no asbestos”

  • Grid Pieces - Full lengths

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Electrical

  • Residential Items Only

  • No large donations of miscellaneous stock

  • No painted outlet covers

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Fire Places & Gas Logs

  • Provide all parts, accessories, & related hardware

  • Fireplace inserts, stand-alone fire places, fronts & doors, gas logs

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Hardware

  • Complete sets of door hinges, cabinet hardware, etc.

  • Nails, screws, hangers, etc. in any quantity

  • Lock sets, keys included

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Lighting

  • Light fixtures & light bulbs

  • No fluorescent lights

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Plumbing

  • Neutral colors only

  • Toilets - 1.6 gallon flush

  • Water heaters - 3 years old
    or newer

  • Kitchen sinks, bathroom sink
    bowl, pedestal sinks, vanity
    tops & vanities, bathtubs,
    shower enclosures, plumbing
    hardware, pipe

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Tools

  • Hand or power tools in any
    working condition, will sell
    “as-is”

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Appliances

  • 10 years old or newer

  • Clean & fully functional

  • Dishwasher - 5 years or newer

  • Washers & electric dryers, refrigerators, stoves & ovens, range hoods / tops, microwaves

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Cabinets

  • Individual pieces

  • Full sets

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Countertops

  • All material types

  • At least 4 feet long, unless accompanying matching cabinet

  • No chips, cracks, or damage

  • Formica, granite, marble, Corian, etc.

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Fans

  • Ceiling fans - leave ceiling fans fully assembled, all pieces required

  • Box fans

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Flooring

  • All sheet goods to be measured, marked, & tied

  • Other flooring in usable quantities, i.e. one case min.

  • Carpet & padding (new only),
    vinyl tile, sheet vinyl, linoleum, hardwood, parquet, ceramic or porcelain tile

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HVAC

  • All HVAC items must be fully functional & need no repairs

  • Furnaces - gas or electric, 80% or above efficiency

  • Air conditioners (central outdoor unit) - 3 years old or newer, with matching evaporator if separate unit

  • Air conditioners (window) - 5 years old or newer

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Lumber

  • Plywood - full, half, & quarter
    sheets

  • Milled lumber - 4 foot lengths
    or greater

  • Trim/molding - 4 foot lengths
    or greater

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Roofing Materials & Gutters

  • New shingles - full bundles

  • Rolls of roofing material - half
    roll minimum

  • New roofing and gutter
    materials - full pieces

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Windows

  • Complete units only

  • Dual pane only

  • All glass intact

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Architectural Items

  • Structurally sound

  • Columns, mantels, porch posts, banisters, railings

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Caulk

  • New, sealed, & not expired

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Doors

  • Interior & exterior

  • All panes must be intact

  • Sliding glass - thermal only with no fogging and all track / glass intact

  • Pre-hung doors, door slabs, bi-fold

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Fencing

  • No rust, major tears, or other structural failure

  • Chain link - fabric, gates, & top rail

  • Wooden - in panels, any height

  • Vinyl - full pieces or panels

  • All posts - straight & clean with no concrete attached

  • All other fencing materials (chicken wire, snow fence, etc.) are acceptable

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Furniture

  • No upholstered furniture

  • Most wood furniture accepted

  • Wood chairs, tables, dressers, outdoor furniture, etc.

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Insulation

  • Fiber glass batts - rolled,
    bound, & marked with
    thickness & length

  • Blown insulation - new bags
    only

  • Sheet - rigid foam, half sheet
    minimum

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Masonry

  • Whole units only, no cut units

  • Bricks, cinder blocks

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Sheet Rock

  • 2’x4’ sheets or greater

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Miscellaneous

  • Vents - flooring, ceiling, & return

  • Duct - all types, 2 foot
    sections & longer

  • Thermostats - digital only

  • New vinyl siding

  • Stone & rock - wall, veneer,
    & landscape stone, must
    be relatively clean with little
    debris or mortar

  • New blinds

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Items we cannot accept

  • Aluminum or single-pane windows

  • Any large stock of miscellaneous electrical or plumbing parts

  • Appliances not in working order

  • Baby cribs, strollers, high chairs, playpens

  • Broken glass or mirrors

  • Children's beds

  • Clothing

  • Corded window blinds

  • Drapes

  • Fluorescent lights & bulbs

  • Garage Doors

  • Gas dryers

  • Household goods

  • Ladders

  • Mattresses

  • Most electronic equipment

  • Paint

  • Paint thinner or other hazardous chemicals or materials

  • Pesticides of any kind

  • Screens without windows

  • Smoke / carbon monoxide detectors

  • Unframed glass or mirrors

  • Upholstered furniture

  • Used blinds

  • Used carpet or padding

  • Used siding

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HOW TO
 
 
 

HOW TO DONATE

Donation Drop-off

We accept drop-off donations at our location at 514 W. Genesee Street during business hours.  Please see our CONTACT page for up-to-date store hours.

 

If possible, please call us at 315-475-9172 or email photos to restore@syracusehabitat.org prior to coming.   

Please come in the ReStore and let a staff member or volunteer know that you have items to donate.  We will gladly come out and verify that we can accept your items.  If we can accept your items, we can assist with bringing them into the ReStore.  

The ReStore will provide you with a donation receipt for your donated items, including item type and quantity.  The ReStore cannot provide values for your items - please consult your tax professional for any potential tax write-offs for your donation.

Donation Pick-up

If you have large, heavy, or a large quantity of items that you are unable to transport, the ReStore offers a donation pick-up service for your convenience.  Our driver will come to your house or business, load your donations, and provide you with a donation receipt.

In order to provide this service, we simply ask for a fuel donation to cover the cost of fuel for our box truck.  This donation starts at $10, and is dependent on location.

If you are interested in scheduling a donation pick-up, please call the ReStore at 315-475-9172 or email us at restore@syracusehabitat.org

Requirements:

  • Donations must meet requirements of Acceptable Items List

  • Donations must be easily accessible on the first floor, in a garage, or outside.  Our driver cannot go upstairs or down in the basement to retrieve donations.

  • Donations must be uninstalled, cleaned, and ready for pick-up.

  • Fuel donations can be provided by cash or check made out to "Syracuse Habitat for Humanity" with "Fuel Donation" in the memo line.

Monetary Donation

Prefer to make a monetary donation to help support Syracuse Habitat for Humanity? 

Click the button below to donate online.