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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 8/13/2020
Thank you to all our customers, donors, volunteers, and staff, for your continued patience and cooperation while we continue to learn and adjust to serve our community. We remain dedicated to our goal of keeping all of you safe while you work, shop, and drop off donations. We are grateful for your continued support.
Retail hours will be Tuesday – Friday 10am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 5pm. The stores will remain closed Sundays & Mondays. We also lifted the temporary safety measure prohibiting children under 16 in the store. Face masks are still required at this time for all staff, volunteers, and customers. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
We will continue accepting no-contact curbside drop-off donations at both locations Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 3pm*.
*We suggest calling ahead for donation drop-off, as we may already be at capacity. This will allow time & space to safely process incoming donations.
We are grateful for your patience, support, and building our community together! We will continue to share the operational hour changes if any, for subsequent weeks. Please continue to follow our standard protocols we have in place.
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 less than 15 years old.
If we are unable to accept your donation items, check List of Community Resources to learn of other opportunities to donate, recycle, or dispose.
**NEW: if you have a question about whether ReStore accepts an item for donation, you can text questions and photos to the ReStore Donation Hotline at 920-967-8907. Questions and photos can also be sent to ReStoreDonations@foxcitieshabitat.org
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**older than 15 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 – including ceramic tile and laminate flooring
New flooring full boxes, partial boxes including ceramic tile and laminate flooring (RECENTLY ADDED TO LIST)
Used ceiling tiles or tiles containing asbestos
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.