Acceptable Donations Guidelines

Acceptable Donations Guidelines
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Every ReStore has, at one time or another, had a donor attempt to donate an item that they weren’t sure they should accept. From glass, to tires, to opened cans of paint—it’s not always easy to know whether an item is OK to take, and whether it should be resold or not.

Fortunately, the Habitat for Humanity International ReStore team has recently updated the Acceptable Donations Guidelines that outline what donations are considered unacceptable or questionable to your ReStore.

Download the Acceptable Donations Guidelines.


The guide provides you with detailed information about the items that are permitted for your ReStore to accept and resell, and those that are not. It also covers items that should be accepted with caution and those that should only be accepted with the purpose of properly disposing of the item for the donor.

In addition to the do’s and don’ts, the guide also gives some great resources on where to refer a customer who has brought an unacceptable item to your doorstep as well as how to handle those pesky items that seem to appear from nowhere.

With warm weather upon us, it’s likely that the number of donations you’re receiving is increasing. Now is the perfect time to review this updated guide and be sure that any person assisting with donations at the ReStore is informed of the rules.

Thanks HFHI ReStore team for providing this comprehensive guide!



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