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ReStore

Not Your Average Thrift Store

Before running to the local hardware or furniture store, make Appleton Habitat ReStore your first stop to find unique household treasures and great deals. Why spend more when you don’t have to? ReStore is a retail store like none other, with two convenient Appleton locations. Anyone can donate and purchase new and gently used building materials and home goods.

The profits from your purchases and donations directly support Fox Cities Habitat’s mission to help low-income families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. It’s a good deal for you, your community and the environment.

ReStore is continually receiving new and gently used donations, so every time you come back, our inventory is fresh and there’s another treasure to be found. ReStore often features affordable new and used items like:

  • Couches, tables, dressers and other furniture
  • Flooring – tile, vinyl, carpeting
  • Building materials and tools
  • Paint and paint supplies
  • Windows and doors
  • Refrigerators, freezers and ovens
  • Cabinets, counter tops, vanities, toilets, sinks and fixtures

Before you visit, fill out the form below. We’ll send you a $10 “Welcome to ReStore” coupon
and keep you up to date on the latest ReStore items!

One Store, Two Appleton Locations

Restore East (3000 East College) is in the process of consolidating with ReStore West (5402 Integrity Way). ReStore East no longer accepts donations, but retail operations will remain open from 10am to 6pm, Wednesday through Saturday, until September 3rd.

ReStore West will continue to be open for shopping from 10am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday and open for donations from 1pm to 6pm Monday through Saturday.

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Donate Instead of Dispose

Donating to the Appleton Habitat ReStore is a sustainable, environmentally savvy way to pass along items you no longer need.

It prevents useful items from ending up in the landfill while going to another family who will give it a loving home. Your donations have helped us divert fifty million pounds of items from the landfill!

Accepted ReStore Donations

Appleton ReStores accept donations of new and quality, gently used items like:

  • Building materials, roofing and siding
  • Tools – manual, battery and power tools (with charger)
  • Flooring, countertops and cabinets
  • Doors (residential only) – interior, exterior, storm
  • Windows – 4’x4’ or less double-paned aluminum clad or vinyl, good condition with hardware
  • Light fixtures and lamps
  • Painting supplies (new only) – brushes, tapes, tarps, rollers, trays (no liquids of any kind including paint/stain)
  • Hardware – doorknob sets, hinges, cabinet knobs and handles
  • Appliances and HVAC (no older than 15 years)
  • Plumbing (toilets 1.6 GPF or less), tubs, shower surrounds and vanities
  • PVC, copper, galvanized pipe and fittings
  • Kitchen and home goods
  • Couches, chairs, headboards and bed frames, tables, office furniture, mirrors
  • Seasonal – lawnmowers, snowblowers, trimmers, fencing and patio furniture, in-season holiday decor
  • Masonry (April through October) – paving stones and landscaping materials

Unfortunately, there are certain items we cannot accept. Appleton ReStore staff and volunteers also reserve the right to decline any donation for any reason based on visual inspection. View a downloadable summary of accepted items.

Donation Pickup Services

If you are unable to drop off your donations to ReStore, see below for donation pick up options. If you have any questions, please contact us by:

Phone/Text: 920-967-8907
Email: ReStoreDonations@foxcitieshabitat.org

Free Pickup Service

  • No fees
  • 1-2 week lead time
  • Only accepted items can be picked up
  • We cannot go into your home; items must be placed in garage or outside the home

Priority Pickup Service

  • Pickups within 48 hours
  • All items accepted, those ReStore cannot accept are given a 2nd chance for a home
  • We can go into your home to retrieve donations
  • Fees based on items donated

Call Us Before Remodeling

If you’re planning a simple remodel or renovating an entire property, our volunteers can carefully deconstruct items such as cabinets, countertops, cupboards, vanities and more to salvage usable portions of rooms and buildings. Anything reclaimed is then made available for purchase in our ReStore locations.

Benefits of deconstruction:

  • Save money – reduced disposal and hauling fees, and a tax deduction for the donation.
  • Help our community – repurposed building materials raise money to offer safe, decent affordable housing options for hardworking families in need in the Fox Valley.
  • Preserve our environment – reuse materials instead of disposing of them in landfills.

To discuss a deconstruction opportunity, please call Tom Hartman at (920) 968-7585.

Military & Veterans Discount

We honor those who serve by offering our Active Duty Military and Veterans a 10% discount every Monday on in-store merchandise. Must show valid Military or Veteran ID to receive discount.

Volunteer for ReStore

When you choose to volunteer, your time benefits everyone, including you! You will make a difference in a meaningful and tangible way when you collaborate with ReStore team members.

We have two Appleton locations, and there are many volunteer opportunities to explore from customer service, merchandising, cashiering, deconstruction, donation pick up and more. Click the button below to review our volunteer opportunities!