Building Houses, Building Hope, Building Philadelphia

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2318 Washington Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19146 | 215.739.9300 | Hours: 10a - 6p

Items Accepted & Donation Guidelines

Scheduling Your Donation

To schedule your pick-up or drop-off, please call the Restore at 215.739.9300, email us at restore@habitatphiladelphia.org, or complete our online form.

Our donation pickup schedule may be booked up to two weeks in advance.  ReStore truck drivers always have the final right of refusal for any items you wish to donate.  Donations must be in good condition with no repairs needed.  Please clean and uninstall donations before we arrive.  Thank you!

Please see the bottom of this page for important tax deduction information.

Items Accepted

Furniture:  Overall excellent condition.  Upholstery must be clean, free of stains, not worn, torn or damaged

Appliances: Refrigerators, ranges, range hoods, washing machines, dryers, furnaces, kitchen appliances.  Must be less than 10 years old, clean and in working condition, slight scratch/dent okay. Must have all parts/accessories.

Cabinets:  Must have all doors & drawers, doors must be attached, standard sizes.  Please remove from kitchen before pickup

Household Goods:  kitchen items, house décor, art, brick-a-brack.  Please place in boxes for pickup

Air Conditioning & Heating Units:  whole house or window models.  Must be less than 10 years old

Building Materials:

Brick & Block:  Drop-off ONLY, minimum 25 blocks

Electrical:  fixtures, parts, supplies

Lumber:  dimensional (6’ or longer), sheet (1/2 sheet or more), free of rot, nails, screws

Tile/Hardwood flooring:  floor and wall, at least 20 sq. ft, must be in boxes

Plumbing: toilets, vanities, shower enclosures.  Must be clean & in usable condition

Roofing:  unopened, non-damaged bundles, non-expired adhesive, unused gutters

Lighting:  floor and table lamps, ceiling fans, light fixtures (in working condition with all parts)

Doors:  interior, exterior, screen, security.  No broken glass or damaged wood.  Remove doorknobs & bag to sell separately

Windows:  wood or vinyl, new construction or retrofit.  NO metal or single pane, no broken glass or damaged wood. 

Carpet:  brand-new ONLY.  Must be 8’x10’ or larger

Hardware:  door & cabinet knobs, hinges, locks, fasteners

Tools:  hand or power tools, in good working condition with all parts, cords, batteries

Electronics:  TVs, DVD, CD, record players, radios in good working condition with all parts, cords, batteries

Paint:  new and unopened ONLY.  One or five gallon pails, latex only (no oil paint)


Tax Deduction Information

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  We will provide you with a receipt for tax deduction purposes, as well as an acknowledgement letter with our tax exempt status and tax ID (42-1580163).

The Donor is advised that if a tax deduction on a gift is to be taken, the Internal Revenue Service has regulations for filing tax-deductible contributions valued at $250 or more. If the value of the donation is greater than $500.00, Habitat staff is required to sign the IRS Form 8283 acknowledging receipt of the gift. To be acceptable to the IRS, the appraisal must be made no more than 60 days before the date of the contribution and before the due date of the tax return.

The Donor is asked to present the appraisal and completed IRS Form 8283 to Habitat at the time of the gift. The Form will be returned to the Donor with proper signature.

The official registration and financial information of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.