How to Donate to The ReStore

Items can be dropped off at the ReStore during business hours or arrangements can be made for a pick-up. Donations are tax deductible.

The first thing to ask yourself is: Would I give this to a family member? If the answer is Yes, then the next step is to call the ReStore.

 


ReStore Donations

We accept donations of new or gently used materials — furniture, appliances, kitchen and bath cabinets and building materials (including doors and Energy Star windows).

Please Note:  we no longer accept old model tube TV’s.  We also no longer accept computer monitors, towers, printers, DVD players, etc.

We do accept working flat screen TV’s – LCD, LED, OLED and Plasma.

Call (708) 755-1840 to arrange for a pick-up.  We now offer free pick-up service Tuesday thru Saturday.

Nothing will be taken from the second floor and up, unless it is something that one person can pick-up and safely walk down the stairs.  No refrigerators or couches will be moved from the basement.  We will move washers, dryers and similar sized/weight appliances from the basement as long as there are no turns in the stairway.

Please Note: We will only accept items which are in “gently-used” condition. Before calling, ask yourself, “Would I buy this for my own house?” If your the least bit uncertain, chances are it’s not in acceptable condition. Our driver does reserve the right to refuse any donation if in his judgment the item or items will not sell. Occasionally,we are overstocked with one item or another and may put a temporary “hold” on those donations. We hope you will understand that we have space limitations and need to be very selective.

Our list of items we DO NOT accept is fairly short:

  • upholstered furniture with stains or torn fabric or with obvious damage from pets or tobacco smoke
  • cast iron tubs
  • baby items such as cribs, high chairs or car seats
  • partially used paint
  • mattresses or box springs unless in original packaging
  • used shower doors
  • clothing and linens
  • soiled carpeting
  • unframed mirrors
  • Electronics (as noted above)
  • Books, toys,