Donating to the ReStore

Remodeling, cleaning out, downsizing or just getting organized? Consider donating your excess household goods and building materials to the Habitat ReStore. We’ll gladly take new and gently-used items off your hands and you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that your donation is helping to support local families. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by current law.

For businesses, a donation to the Habitat ReStore is a great way to move discontinued or excess stock, deal with gently used returns, and show your customers that you care about the environment and your community. Email our Donations Specialist at [email protected] for more information about business donations.

The Lafayette ReStore typically picks up donations within all of Lafayette Parish. Please give our Donation Hotline a call at (337) 806-9755 if you have a question about having your donation picked up. You can also call to schedule a donation pick-up.

Donations are accepted on location at 3123 1/2 Johnston Street, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. If you wish to make a monetary donation to Lafayette Habitat for Humanity, you can do that here.

No time to call? Too busy to stop by? Complete our online donation pick-up request form and let us do the heavy lifting! Please note that our drivers have the right to refuse donated items if their value will not aid in our mission to fund affordable homes for families in need in Acadiana.

To donate your old vehicle, please call 1-877-277-4344, or visit the Cars for Homes Website!

 

Currently, we are unable to accept donations of doors, sinks, desks, and Christmas items! We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause!

Donations Accepted

Click on the item type to see a complete list of specific donation types accepted at the ReStore.

AppliancesFurnitureWindowsBuilding MaterialsFlooringPlumbing SuppliesHome DecorCabinetsLighting (Must Work!)Miscellaneous ItemsHardware
(10 years or newer) Range tops, ovens, washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, range hoods, air conditioners (window units only), and microwaves (5 years or newer) 
Sofas*, chairs* (living room, office, recliner, etc.), tables (dining room, side, etc.), dressers, bedframes, coffee/end tables, entertainment centers, filing cabinets, and bookshelves.

*Upholstered furniture cannot have any stains, tears or pet damage.  Leather furniture cannot have peeling, fading, or tears.

Double hung, picture, bay (complete with all sashes), and old wood framed. 
Doors, plywood* (minimum 4 X 4), insulation (new in package), lumber (minimum 4 linear feet), trim* (minimum 4 linear feet), bricks, blocks, and fencing.

*Nails removed

Tile (no broken pieces, minimum room size), linoleum (new only), carpet (new only, minimum room size, no small pieces unless carpet tiles), wood (minimum room size), and area rugs (new and gently used only).  
Toilets (1.6 gpf or less), faucets (no older than 2007), showers, tubs, and pipes (no older than 2007). 
Baskets, china sets, framed pictures, artworks, and framed mirrors. 
Kitchen cabinets*, bathroom cabinets*, counter-tops (non-damaged), handles, and knobs.

*Free of mold, mildew, and/or nails

Hanging chandeliers, floor/table lamps, lamp shades (in good condition), track lighting, and ceiling fans.
Game tables and exercise equipment*.

*In good working condition, 5 years or newer

Hinges, cabinet knobs, door knobs, deadbolts, nails, screws, fasteners and electrical hardware. 

Donations We Cannot Accept

– Mattresses/box springs
– Paint
– Baby items
– Upholstered items with rips, stains, tears, and/or pet odors
– Anything that doesn’t work/needs a replacement part
– Hazardous materials/chemicals
– Unframed mirrors or glass
– Appliances over 10 years old
– Dishwashers
– Televisions
– Cast Iron Sinks
– Cast Iron Tubs
– Microwaves over 5 years old
– Sofa Beds
– Storm windows/single-pane windows
– Computers/fax machines/copy machines
– Shower doors
– Metal blinds
– Garage doors
– Clothing/linens/bedding
– Fluorescent Lights
– Spa or Hot Tubs
– Pianos
– Fireplaces
– Previously installed carpet/wood flooring
– Space heaters
– Cultured marble sink-tops
– Desks
– Doors
– Sinks
– Christmas trees and decor

Referrals For Non-Accepted Items:

 Goodwill of Acadiana: 337-261-5811
 The HUT: 337-704-4444
 Salvation Army of Acadiana: 337- 234-1830
 Lafayette Consolidated Government Public Works: 337-291-5637
 Faith House of Acadiana: 337-232-5637
 ARC of Acadiana: 337-991-2440
 Baby and Me Boutique: 337-232-4091