Donate to Habitat for Humanity Durham

There are so many ways to make Habitat for Humanity donations, so many ways to make a difference in the lives of families. Here’s how:

Just once makes a difference

one-time donation to Habitat only takes a few minutes and helps to make a lasting impact for families. Your donation can help a family in need of a decent place to live achieve long-term security. And it even might be a tax-deductible donation for you.

Or make your generosity a monthly occurrence

Become a monthly Habitat donor and establish a monthly donation and providing a consistent contribution to our mission. The process is easy, and your gift will go to work immediately, allowing Habitat’s work to continue.

Give through work

Many employers match the contributions of their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses, doubling the impact of a donation. Learn if your employer matches contributions today.

Give in kind

Gifts and in-kind donations of all sorts help further our work. We believe there is something every company can give that will allow us to help even more families build better futures.

Give your time

Whether it’s a day, a week, or even just a few hours on a Saturday, your dedication and skills, no matter what they are, make a difference. When you volunteer to work alongside homeowners as they build the places they will call home, you are making a direct impact.

Get your company involved

Habitat Durham offers businesses of all sizes an outlet for giving back to their communities. Our customized partnerships can include employee volunteer build days, cause marketing campaigns, product donations, financial support, grants and awards programs, or gifts in kind.

Find your local Habitat ReStore

Do you have gently used furniture or appliances that no longer fit your needs? Or extra building materials taking up space? Donate them to one of our Habitat ReStores, and the money generated from the sale will help your local Habitat build in your area. Shopping for great finds counts, too!

Buy, sell, give

Did you know you can donate stock directly to Habitat? It’s a simple process that helps ensure families continue to have the opportunity to build the places they will call home.

Drive the work

Cars, trucks, boats, planes — the donation of any vehicle that no longer suits your needs generates funds that stay in your community and help local families build..

As you can see, there are so many ways to help build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. No matter which is the right fit for you, help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live!

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Shop at the Habitat ReStore

A look inside the Habitat ReStore shopping experience

Shopping at a Habitat ReStore isn’t like the shopping experience anywhere else. Part home improvement store, part homegoods store, part resale store, each ReStore has a wide selection that changes often. You benefit because you get fantastic new and gently used home improvement items below retail prices. Folks in your community and around the world benefit because your purchase supports Habitat for Humanity.

Who shops here?

All sorts of people shop at the ReStore!

Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer, homeowner, renter, landlord, contractor, interior designer, environmentalist or treasure hunter, make Habitat for Humanity ReStore your first stop when shopping for your next home improvement, renovation or DIY project. There are hundreds of ReStore locations – and they’re all open to the public. Find a Habitat ReStore near you.

Why should you shop at ReStore?

The prices are great and you never know what you will find.

But more than that, all proceeds from ReStore sales support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to make sure everyone in the world has a decent place to live. Shopping at the ReStore not only supports your community, but also supports building affordable housing around the world.

When you shop ReStore, you help Habitat build.

What new and gently used goods can you buy at Habitat ReStore?

  • New and Used Appliances
  • Building materials
  • New and Used furniture

Every Habitat ReStore is unique, and inventory at each changes daily. You can find something new every day!

Most ReStores will include a variety of new and used building materials, appliances and furniture. Many stores have inventory that expands beyond these three categories. Check out your local ReStore to see what they have in store for you today.


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Furniture Donations at the ReStores


Did you know most Habitat ReStores offer pickup of furniture donations as well as other large items including appliances, and building materials?

How do I schedule a furniture pickup?

Contact your local Habitat ReStore to see if they are able to pick up the item or items you have available.

You also can email with your name, telephone number and pickup address with pictures of your items.

Then have your item picked up by trained and courteous Habitat ReStore workers and volunteers, to free up some space at your home and help make a difference both in your community and around the world.

How does donating furniture and other large items help Habitat for Humanity?

Your furniture donation is taken back to the Habitat ReStore and sold to someone else in your community that will give it a second life. Proceeds from that sale help Habitat for Humanity provide a decent place to live for people in your community and around the world.

How does donating furniture help you?

With the added benefit of knowing your donation is going towards a good cause, your furniture donation could also make you eligible for a tax receipt to use on your yearly tax return.

What furniture donations does Habitat ReStore pick up?

The list of accepted donations is a bit different for every Habitat ReStore, but most typically accept the following:

  • Sofas

  • Chairs

  • Dining room tables

  • Dressers

  • Bedframes

  • Coffee tables

  • End tables

  • Entertainment centers

  • Filing cabinets

  • Bookshelves

Please note that any upholstered or leather furniture must be free of any tears, stains or pet damage.

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Antiques at the Habitat ReStores

Have you considered going to the Habitat for Humanity ReStores to find Antiques? The Habitat ReStores have a large variety of antiques, collectibles and decor to satisfy your urge to treasure hunt. With stores in Ajax, Oshawa, and Uxbridge, you’re sure to find everything you’re looking for as well as some amazing things you’d never expect! The friendly staff of the Habitat ReStores also make shopping and browsing the antiques a pleasant and memorable experience. Come see why everyone is talking about the ReStores for their antiques!

For more info on our ReStores, click this link!