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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

Appleton Habitat ReStores are Reopening!

We are grateful for your support and patience. We are navigating uncharted waters and finding our way to the “new normal.” We are all working very hard to get back to our standard hours, but are taking necessary time to accommodate additional requirements needed to keep our staff, volunteers, and customers safe. 
 
Appleton’s ReStores are open for shopping Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. until June 13.
We are also accepting no-contact curbside drop off donations during this time. 
If you have a donation, please call ahead to ensure we are not at capacity.
 
Safety is of utmost importance and as such we are working very hard to transition to the full regular hours re-opening in the near future. Until then, as things are changing, we will share more updates for upcoming weeks shortly. We thank you for your support and patience during these unprecedented times. 
 

Please understand that in order to safely process donations, we ask that you respect the times available for dropping off. 

 
DONATION PICKUP SERVICE IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
Hours of operation are reduced to ensure time for sanitizing, resetting the store and cleaning new donations.
 
For more information and details, please see below.
 
For any questions, don’t hesitate to send your message by clicking the following link https://foxcitieshabitat.org/restore/restore-locations/.

Drop Off Donation Safety Protocol:

  • Drop off donations will be a no contact process. When you arrive onsite, there will be signs indicating where to drive and drop off
  • Donation receipts will be electronic
  • All donated items will be disinfected and quarantined before being sold

Shopping Safety Protocol:

  • Staff, volunteers, and shoppers are required to wear face coverings.  Disposable face coverings will be available for your convenience
  • Limit of 20 customers in the store at one time. No children under age 16 or dogs allowed (service animals permitted)
  • Social distancing of 6′ required while shopping
  • Loading of sold items must be done by the customer or staff but not both
  • Cash register “shields,” no contact credit card payment, and shopper “flow” guidelines are in place to facilitate social distancing
  • We expect our customers support to follow the proper guidelines adhering to CDC distancing and no-contact procedure
    • If a customer is not adhering to our distancing and no-contact guidelines, we courteously inform you about the expectations
    • If customers are not willing to follow the guidelines we may ask customers to leave the premises

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.

Donation Guidelines

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).

Download List of Accepted Donations to view items currently accepted for donation.

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.

Unfortunately, we are currently NOT accepting:

Appliances
**older than 10 years/non-working appliances 
Dishwashers
Dehumidifiers
Humidifiers

Building Materials
**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.

Commercial doors
Vinyl siding
Used flooring of any kind
Hollow-core doors
Garage doors
Used ceiling tiles or tiles containing asbestos
Wallpaper
Unframed windows
Laminate flooring made in China (as it may contain formaldehyde)
Drain tile
Edging
Lumber/trim under 4’ in length
Window sashes/replacements
Windows over 4’ in either length or width
Tile/vinyl/laminate flooring without original box

Electric/Lighting
Fireplace inserts (gas or electric)
Fluorescent bulbs and fixtures
Mercury-containing bulbs
Mercury-containing thermostats
Smoke alarms/fire safety devices

Electronics
**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

Furniture
Baby furniture/cribs
Entertainment centers/TV cabinets
Computer armoires/cabinets
Mattresses/box springs
Sleeper sofas
Futon frames and mattresses
Metal desks
Desks over 4’ in length
Conference tables
Office partitions/cubicle panels
Waterbed frames

Home Goods
Used window shades/blinds
Unframed mirrors
New-in-box window shades/blinds without blue seal “Certified: Best for Kids”
Clothing, linens, bedding, and draperies
Dishware

Plumbing
**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. 

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