What should I give?

What We Accept

A good rule of thumb when questioning whether you should donate goods is to ask yourself: “Would I feel good giving this item to my friends or family?”

  • Kitchen and laundry appliances that are 15 years old or newer
    • Exception: Dishwashers and water heaters must be produced post-2013
  • Quality cabinets with solid wood or plywood fronts, doors, and drawers
  • Clean and complete, with doors and drawers attached
  • Doors in good, clean condition without damage
  • Raised panel hollow core doors with frame
  • Hollow-core doors without jabs (accepted at Yelm store only)
  • All varieties of metal fasteners and hardware, doorknobs, hinges
  • Cabinet pulls and knobs
  • Unused carpet, 100 square feet or larger
  • Prefinished wood and laminate flooring, new, unopened, and in the original box
  • Previously installed de-nailed wood flooring
  • Clean, unstained area rugs
  • Quality upholstered furniture without stains, odors, pet hair or scratches, excessive fading, sagging, rips, or tears
  • Solid wood furniture, no melamine or pressboard/particleboard
  • Ducting, flashing, insulation and vents, fireplace inserts, and furnaces
    • Exception: no wood-burning stoves
  • De-nailed quality lumber and siding in 6-foot lengths or longer
  • Sheet goods, 1/2 sheet minimum
  • We currently do not accept paint from non-commercial donors
  • West Olympia store accepts paint drop-offs for recycling through the Washington State Paint-care program
  • Both stores accept paint supplies such as brushes, pans, and drop-cloths
  • Steel, porcelain, or cast-iron sinks
    • Exception: no composite sinks
  • Complete, clean, and undamaged low flow toilets, 1.6 gpf or smaller
  • Bathroom fixtures and hardware
    • Exception: Faucets need to be produced post-2013
  • Metal bathtubs and fiberglass bathtubs that have never been installed (West Olympia store only)
  • Roofing, shingles, and tar paper
  • New, unopened, and in the original box
  • Hand and power tools with all parts in good working order and drained of gas
  • Quality, good condition vinyl or wood windows, seals, and flanges intact
  • Shutters in good condition
  • Bricks and pavers
  • Chain link fencing and wood fencing that is de-nailed and in good condition
  • Undamaged hoses and sprinklers
  • Tools and lawnmowers in good working order and drained of gas
  • Latex paint
  • Stain
  • Spray paint
  • Grout
  • Caulking
  • PVC Glue
  • Carpet or tile adhesive
  • Wood glue
  • Wood filler
  • WD-40
  • Cement
  • Mortar
  • Sheetrock compound
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Power tool oils (if donated with a power tool)
  • In-store use chemicals

Items we are unable to accept

This list is not comprehensive but includes the majority of items we are unable to accept. All donations must be inspected by Habitat Store staff before approval.

  • Aluminum screen doors
  • Aluminum windows
  • Bi-fold doors (unless louvered)
  • Blinds
  • Closet doors
  • Curtains
  • Drapery
  • Frameless mirrors or glass
  • Pocket doors
  • Shower doors or rods
  • Patterned couches or loveseats
  • Conference tables
  • Day beds
  • Desks larger than student size
  • Dining tables without chairs
  • Entertainment centers
  • Futons
  • Hide-a-beds or sleeper sofas
  • Hutches unless high quality, antique, or vintage
  • Mattresses or boxsprings
  • Metal frames with only the headboards
  • Scrap metal filing cabinets
  • Incomplete patio furniture sets
  • Plastic lawn furniture
  • Retail store glass display cases
  • Sewing machines or cabinets
  • Trundle beds
  • Used composite countertop sinks
  • Countertops without cabinets
  • Faucets made before 2013
  • Off-colors
  • Toilets over 1.6 gpf
  • Wall mount sinks
  • Used tubs or surrounds
  • Any appliance made more than 15 years ago
  • Scrap metal baseboard heaters
  • Dishwashers made before 2013
  • Gas appliances
  • Over the range microwaves and hoods
  • Water heaters made before 2013
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Missing doors or shelves
  • Cabinet doors without cabinets
  • Countertops without cabinets
  • Bulbs unless new and LED
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fluorescent fixtures or bulbs
  • Gold fixtures
  • Table lamps and lampshades
  • Track lighting
  • Carpet and laminate with odors or stains, or less than a bathroom-sized amount
  • Loose flooring or tile
  • Sheets less than 4 ft by 4 ft
  • Shelves or drawers without cabinet
  • Trim or board less than 6 ft long
  • Automotive parts
  • Books
  • Camping equipment
  • Most chemicals
  • Clothes
  • Closet rods
  • Curtain rod
  • Dishware
  • Electronics
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Kid’s toys, beds, or clothing
  • Ladders without labels
  • Medical equipment
  • Paint in partially filled cans or over a year old
  • Power tools with frayed cords
  • PVC pipe
  • Shower or window curtains
  • Sport or exercise equipment
  • Used PPE
  • Used pump sprayers

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