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DONATION GUIDELINES

We thrive on your donations!

We accept most new or used items in good, clean, working condition.  Unfortunately, due to current inventory, space limitations, and donation condition, there may be some donations we cannot accept, even if they are on this list.  All items are subject to staff approval.

 

Please contact us with any questions at 315-475-9172 or via email at restore@syracusehabitat.org.

To download a printable copy of our Donation Guidelines, click here >>>

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Appliances

Refrigerators, Freezers, Stoves & Ovens (electric or gas), Cooktops, Range Hoods, Microwave Ovens, Washers and Dryers (electric or gas), Small Kitchen Appliances (<5 years)

Not accepted: Appliances older than 10 years, appliances not in working order, water softeners.

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Building Materials - Exterior

Shingles, Roofing Materials, Gutters, Masonry, Vinyl Siding, Composite Siding, Columns, Porch Posts, Banisters, & Railings

Not accepted: Used siding, cut or single masonry units, any materials with lead paint.

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Building Materials - Interior

Lumber, Plywood, Trim / Molding, Fiberglass Insulation, Blown Insulation (new), Rigid Insulation, Sheet Rock, Adhesives, Caulk, Ceiling Tile (new), Ceiling Grid

Not accepted: Scrap lumber or trim, partial bags of blown insulation, sheet rock scrap, ceiling tile pre-1980.

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Cabinets & Countertops

Full Sets, Individual Pieces, Door & Drawer Pulls, Hinges, Countertops - all material types, Vanity Cabinets

Not accepted: Cabinets or countertops with moisture damage or excessive wear.

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Doors

Interior & Exterior, Pre-hung & Slabs, Patio & Sliding Glass, Storm Doors, Closet / Bifold Doors, Door Hinges, Door Knobs

Not accepted: Sliding & patio door slabs without  tracks and hardware, garage doors.

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Electrical

Residential Items Only, Switches, Outlets, Wire

Not accepted: Commercial items, large donations of miscellaneous stock, painted items.

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Flooring

Carpet (new only), Padding (new only), Hardwood/Parquet, Vinyl, Tile, Linoleum, Area Rugs (new only)

Not accepted: Used carpet, padding, or area rugs.

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Furniture

Upholstered - Chairs, Sofas, Loveseats, Sectionals, Recliners, Ottomans & more, Outdoor - Patio Furniture, Picnic Tables, Wood - Coffee and End Tables, Bookcases, Dressers, Nightstands, Tables & Chairs, Desks, & more, Bedframes  

Not accepted: Box springs or mattress (NYS law), sofa beds, entertainment centers, china cabinets, pianos, upholstered furniture that is ripped, stained, excessively outdated, or with evidence of pet marks.

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Hardware

Nails, screws, bolts (boxed only), Hangers, Misc. Hardware

Not accepted: Loose nails, screws, bolts.

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Home Goods

Blinds & Shades, Curtain Rods, Coat Hooks & Racks, Bath Accessories, Artwork, Framed Mirrors, Holiday Decorations, TVs (<3 yrs), Stereos (<5 yrs), Sound Bars, Kitchenware (pots/pans, dishware, etc.)

Not accepted: Corded blinds, unframed mirrors, drapes, clothing/soft goods, electronics not in working order.

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HVAC

Furnaces (>80% eff.), Air conditioners (<5 yrs), Ductwork, Fireplace inserts, Stand Alone Fireplaces, Thermostats, Vents, Fans

Not accepted: Items containing mercury, asbestos, or other toxins, air conditions older than 5 years.

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Lighting

Light Fixtures, Light Bulbs, Lamps, Ceiling Fans

Not accepted: Recessed lighting, track lighting, fluorescent, CFL, sodium, or halogen bulbs. 

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Outdoor & Gardening

Fencing (any material), Gardening Tools, Yard Tools, Snow Blowers, Lawn Equipment,  Landscaping Supplies, Patio Pavers, Shovels

Not accepted: Propane cylinders, garden sprays, fertilizers/pesticides.

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Plumbing

Kitchen Sinks, Pedestal Sinks, Utility Sinks, Faucets, Vanity Tops & Vanities, Toilets, Bathtubs, 
Shower Enclosures & Shower Bases, Plumbing Hardware, Pipe, Water heaters (<3 yrs)

Not accepted: Undermount or drop-in bathroom sinks, water heaters older than 3 years, toilets not 1.6 gallon/flush, cast iron tubs, commercial fixtures.

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Tools

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Paint Supplies, Drywall Tools

Not accepted: Power Tools with frayed cords or missing safety features.

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Windows

Vinyl, Wood (unpainted), Glass Block, Shutters

Not accepted: Single-pane windows, painted wood windows, storm windows, aluminum windows, screens without windows.

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Items we cannot accept in any conditon:

Animal Tanks
Baby Furniture & Baby Items
Ladders
Mattresses, Box Springs, & Water Beds
Medical Equipment 
Most Electronic Equipment
Paint thinner or other hazardous chemicals or materials
Pesticides of any kind 

Note: this list is not exhaustive and other items may be refused at the discretion of store management.

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We are a PaintCare Drop-Off Site!

The Syracuse ReStore participates in the PaintCare Program and accepts leftover house paint as well as primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings such as shellac and varnish.  You do not need an appointment, simply stop by to drop off your paint.  

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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 $15, 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 Donations Guidelines above.

  • 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, or paid online.

Monetary Donation

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

Click the button below to donate online.

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