ReStore truck crew Willie Harris and Dustin Hickman land a cabinet into their vehicle Wednesday morning September 24, 2020. Support the ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Newport News and Williamsburg are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently-used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price, usually 30-90% off.

The goal of the ReStore is to generate enough profits to build more Habitat homes for deserving, hardworking low- to moderate-income families, as well as to promote recycling. ​100% of the profits from the ReStores are used to build and sell affordable housing!

In order to further this goal for future homes, we need merchandise to sell in the ReStore, customers like you to shop with us and volunteers to help us operate the stores!

Read on for more information about how to support the ReStores by shopping, donating and volunteering!

Click here to learn more about donating to Habitat for Humanity.


How can I schedule a FREE pick-up of my donation?

Call the donation hotline at 757-932-8976 (Option 1) or fill out this contact form. 

Donate
What can I donate?

Acceptable Donations 

(Must be in good, usable condition – complete and functional in every way.)

​We truly appreciate your generosity, yet may not be able to accept everything you donate. This is not intended to be a complete list of items. Our staff has the final say, based on age, condition or quantity currently in stock. 


APPLIANCES

Washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers (dishwashers must be 2010 or newer), microwaves, wall ovens, stoves (gas and electric), small appliances (toasters, waffle irons, coffee makers, etc.

​ARCHITECTURAL ITEMS/DETAILS

Mantels, columns, stained/leaded glass, molding, etc. in usable amounts (4′ or more).

BEDDING AND LINENS

No rips, stains or tears and must be bagged or boxed. Comforters, blankets, pillow cases, sheets, sashes, mattress pads, table cloths, napkins. Pre-owned mattresses and box springs accepted. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are not able to accept pre-owned mattresses or box springs.  New items, still bagged are acceptable.

BLINDS

New and in box (Plantation shutters may be out of box). 

CABINETS

No water damageMust be complete with doors and drawers. Kitchen, bathroom, storage/garage cabinets accepted. We cannot accept vanity tops without the cabinet base.

CARPET AND AREA RUGS

Carpet must be unused and in whole square or rectangular pieces (no cut outs or remnants), free of rips, stains, tears, pet and smoke odors. Area rugs – free of rips, stains, tears, pet and smoke odor.   

COUNTER TOPS

No corner pieces.Minimum of 6′ in length. Marble, Granite, Corion, Quartz (must be straight and unbroken). Formica, Laminate, Tile, Wood (6′ minimum straight with no sink holes).

DOORS

Residential only (free of bowing, twisting, holes, deep gouges, water damage and splintering). Slab (flat luan) doors must be in EXCELLENT condition and unpainted.

ELECTRONICS

TV’s (plasma, LED and HD), speakers, receivers, DVD players, touch screen monitors, video game consoles, controllers and games. Must be in working condition. 

FLOORING

One room minimum and must be in full boxes or rolls. Tile, laminate, hardwood, vinyl/linoleum, underlayment. 

FURNITURE

MOST all wooden or upholstered in good condition free of rips, tears, stains, odors and pet dander. Desktops (only with desk, will not accept top part alone). We do not accept particle board desks, TV cabinets or bookcases. Bed frames, head and foot boards accepted. 

HARDWARE

Must be bagged, boxed or jarred. Hinges (free of paint), nails, screws, fasteners, door pulls, door knobs (must be fully assembled), hangers, connectors, nuts, bolts, brackets, etc. 

HOME DÉCOR AND HOUSEWARE

Artwork, silk flowers, dishes, china, glassware, pots, pans, flatware, framed mirrors (no cracks or chips)Christmas decor (accepted 10/1-12/1 only).

INSULATION

Rolls (must be packaged) and sheets (must be full sheets). Must be new.

GLASS

No cracked, broken or unframed glass/mirrors.

LIGHTING

Ceiling fans (all parts except hanger needed), table/desk/floor lamps (must have lamp shade, harp and finial), fluorescent bulbs (4′ length maximum), sconces (free of rust), landscape lighting (free of dirt).

LUMBER

Must be at least 6′ in length, free do nails or screws, warping, or weathering. OSB, plywood, pegboard, slot board, sheetrock, paneling.  Half sheet minimum.

MASONRY

Large amounts must be palletized (we offer FREE pallets), no higher than 2′, free of debris and left in a paved area accessible for our trucks. Bricks, cinder block, mortar (full bags only), etc. 

PAINT

Only new, unopened full cans of latex paint is accepted.  Cans should be free of any rust.  No oil based paints or stains.

PLUMBING

Kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, pedestal sinks (must have sink and base), toilets (white and off-white colors only and must have bowl and tank), fiberglass bathtubs (no corner tubs), shower inserts and pans, cast iron tubs (claw foot only), plumbing accessories (most accepted if bagged or boxed).

ROOFING

Minimum of 10 full, secured packs required. Shingles, paper (partial rolls accepted).

SIDING

Must be in full boxes. Vinyl, hardie plank, clapboard.

TOOLS, LAWN AND GARDEN

Must be operational and void of fuel. Lawn tools – edger, weed wacker, tiller, mower, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, chipper, etc. Power tools – miter saw, skill saw, drills, table saw, router, drill press, etc. Seed, fertilizer, pesticides – must be new and unused. Rakes, hoes, water hoses, spreaders, trowels, etc. 

WINDOWS

No sign of rot or cracked glass. Vinyl (new or used with functional sashes), wood (new only)


REGRETFULLY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT
  • Blinds –  Only new, boxed or Plantation shutters accepted.
  • Chemicals – not permitted on donation pick-up trucks. New and unopened items may be dropped off at either of our ReStore locations.
  • Clothing – we recommend donating to Goodwill, DAV, or FISH.
  • Cribs with drop-down sides.
  • Fitness equipment with cable systems (i.e. Total Gym, Bowflex)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Games/Puzzles/Cards – we will gladly accept these as UNOPENED items.
  • Garage doors and openers
  • Glass sliding doors – not in frame
  • Head boards/foot boards – without rails or frame.
  • Laptops, desk top computers, fax machines, printers.
  • Mirror/glass – broken, cracked, chipped, unframed. 
  • Office cubicles
  • Paint/stain – opened*
  • Printers/Fax machines
  • Propane Tanks
  • Shower doors
  • Stuffed animals – they’re cute, but so are the little ones that have drooled on them!
  • TV’s – tube or rear projector styles
  • Vinyl window sashes
  • Furniture made of particle board

*Residents of Hampton, York, Poquoson, James City, and Williamsburg can call the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority (VPPSA) at 757-259-9850 for paint disposal options.

**Water Heaters – Faucets – Other Plumbing Used to Carry Drinking Water manufactured prior to 1/1/10.


**Due to a new EPA ruling, as of January 4, 2014, the ReStore is no longer able to accept/sell dishwashers, water heaters, faucets or any other plumbing supplies used to carry drinking water manufactured prior to January 1, 2010. 

http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/upload/epa815s13001.pdf

Questions? Call the ReStore at (757) 246-4955, Option 1.

Where and when can I donate?
Newport News ReStore

Monday – Saturday, 10 – 4 p.m.

371 Chatham Drive
Newport News, VA 23602

757-596-5553, Option 4

Williamsburg ReStore

Monday – Saturday, 10 – 4 p.m.

1303 Jamestown Rd.
Colony Square Shopping Center
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-596-5553, Option 5

What happens when I call to schedule a FREE ReStore donation pick-up from my home or business?

The ReStore Donations Ambassador will ask the city or county in which you reside. This will determine the truck route best suited for your location.

The Ambassador will also ask details about the items you wish to donate and will provide you options as to the day of the week that is available. Typically, we request you call 5 to 7 days in advance of your desired pickup. Spring and summer tend to be busier times of the year; you may need to allow more lead time.

You will also be asked specific street address and point of contact information. The actual truck route is determined by GPS the business day prior to the pickup. Therefore, a specific time of pickup cannot be confirmed during the initial phone call.

You will receive a confirmation call usually by noon the business day BEFORE your pickup to confirm your pickup and to provide you with a 2-hour window during which you can expect the ReStore truck to arrive at your address. If we don’t reach you, we will leave a message so please be sure to check your machine.

​Ideally your items should be in the garage, or on the ground floor and easily accessible. Due to safety and liability concerns, our drivers are generally not permitted to negotiate stairways in order to access donations. Appliances should be disconnected prior to the arrival of our drivers as they are not equipped to disassemble or dismantle items prior to removal. Bed headboards, foot boards, and side rails should be dismantled prior to the arrival of the drivers.

Volunteer
Interested in volunteering at the ReStores?

With so many great donations coming in, the ReStores really need volunteers!  Volunteers in the ReStore handle a variety of duties, including customer service, furniture restoration, appliance & equipment repair, donation pick-up (drivers), and donation inventory & pricing. Volunteers need to be 16 and older and the experience can be great for seniors and their friends.

Click here to learn more about becoming a ReStore volunteer!

Shop
When and where can I shop?

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

NEWPORT NEWS RESTORE

371 Chatham Drive
Next to Lowe’s
Newport News, VA 23602

WILLIAMSBURG RESTORE

1303 Jamestown Rd.
Colony Square Shopping Center
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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We help as many families as we can, but the lack of decent and affordable housing remains a critical problem in our area. By donating, you will provide upfront funding for building materials and services that makes interest-free loans to Habitat partner families possible. Habitat partner families help to build their own homes - alongside volunteers - and pay an affordable mortgage. Your monetary donations enable us to continue building strength, stability and independence for future local families.