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Donating your new and gently used building materials, furniture, appliances, and tools to Habitat ReStore directly impacts your community. For ReStore shoppers, your donated items become a cost-effective solution for home repairs and upgrades. Landfill waste is reduced. Housing is made affordable through Habitat for Humanity Programs. Your donation is tax-deductible with a value determined by you.
Updated as of 5/28/2020
Please understand that in order to safely process donations, we ask that you respect the times available for dropping off.
Drop Off Donation Safety Protocol:
Shopping Safety Protocol:
If physically going to the ReStore is something shoppers are uncomfortable with, community members are encouraged to go on its website fchabitat.myshopify.com/ to make a purchase.
Last but not least, funds raised through purchases or financial donations online https://foxcitieshabitat.org/every-nail-every-dollar/ continue to help our Habitat families who work on the front lines, stocking shelves, preparing and delivering food, working in critical childcare, and serving in clinics and hospitals to take care of everyone. This year, we have launched our EVERY NAIL. EVERY DOLLAR campaign with generous anonymous donors who have agreed to match every dollar donated by July 15, 2020. It is our hope to meet and exceed our goal to help 17 families this year. You touch and have touched many lives and you have affected ours. You make a difference. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” (Dr. Seuss). Together, once again, we will continue our mission for the greater good. We simply want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts that have been touched by yours.
~The Habitat Team
Below are samples of signs you’ll see on site at the ReStore.
All donated materials must be in working condition. Materials must be free of mold, water damage, and excessive wear. All donated materials should be free of hazardous materials/chemicals to the best of your knowledge.
**Appleton ReStores accept holiday items for donation from October through January. Donations of holiday string lights are accepted year-round.
**Items not qualified for donation pick-up, but may be accepted as drop-off donations include: masonry items such as landscaping brick (seasonally), patio doors (full set only), cast iron, reclining sofas, and appliances older than 10 years (no refrigerators).
If we are unable to accept your donation items, check List of Community Resources to learn of other opportunities to donate, recycle, or dispose.
You can also email inquiries to ReStoreDonations@foxcitieshabitat.org Or call (920) 967-8907.
For more information regarding Deconstruction Services, click here.
**older than 10 years/non-working appliances
**materials with left-behind grout, nails, screws, or mold/rot will not be accepted
LIQUIDS OF ANY KIND INCLUDING STAIN OR PAINT
**Residential doors, windows, and other building materials painted before 1980
are likely to contain lead-based paint. Appearance of lead-painted surfaces will
resemble an “alligator skin-like” texture along with peeling and sometimes will
be yellow/brown in color. GFCA Habitat ReStore cannot accept these items.
Please check with your local municipality on how to properly dispose of
these hazardous materials.
Used flooring of any kind
Used ceiling tiles or tiles containing asbestos
Laminate flooring made in China (as it may contain formaldehyde)
Lumber/trim under 4’ in length
Windows over 4’ in either length or width
Tile/vinyl/laminate flooring without original box
Fireplace inserts (gas or electric)
Fluorescent bulbs and fixtures
Smoke alarms/fire safety devices
**of any kind including vacuums, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, CRT TVs and computer monitors, computer equipment/peripherals like keyboards and mice, DVD players, stereos and speakers, exercise equipment including treadmills and bikes, and satellite/entertainment equipment
Entertainment centers/TV cabinets
Futon frames and mattresses
Desks over 4’ in length
Office partitions/cubicle panels
Used window shades/blinds
New-in-box window shades/blinds without blue seal “Certified: Best for Kids”
Clothing, linens, bedding, and draperies
**ReStore accepts cast iron sinks and tubs as drop-off donations ONLY
Toilets more than 1.6 GPF
Vanity tops without base cabinets
Used shower doors
Bevel-edge, unframed mirrors
Habitat ReStore volunteers and staff reserve the right to decline any donation for any reason based on visual inspection.
Please visit https://www.recyclemoreoutagamie.org/material-search/ to learn how to recycle/dispose of items ReStore cannot accept.