7 Items You Can Donate to the Rockford Habitat ReStore

7 items to donate to habitat restore

Home renovation, improvement, and reorganization (cleaning) results in a lot of perfectly good items sent away in a dumpster to end up on an ever growing heap of landfill. But many of these are perfectly good items you can donate to the Rockford Habitat ReStore.

Here are 7 items you can donate to the Rockford ReStore:

1. Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

7 items you can donate to habitat restore

Kitchens and bathrooms are high on the list of renovation projects. This leads to cabinet removal and too often destruction. But these cabinets are hungry to be repurposed in someone else’s home.

They make for great storage in garages, basements, and elsewhere.

Donate your kitchen and bathroom cabinets to the Habitat ReStore and keep them away from the dump!

2. Toilets
While you’re busily demoing your bathroom, keep that toilet intact! Toilets are a great item to donate to the ReStore!

3. Furniture

7 items you can donate to the restore - table

Did you inherit a bulky hutch, ancient bureau, or clunky chiffonier? Are you ready to part with your desk, dresser, sideboard, or table? Donate your chests, couches, bookcases and other furniture to the ReStore.

4. Tools
You may need three shovels, two drills, and a circular saw you’ve never used. Or you can donate your excess hand, garden or power tools to the ReStore. So long as they still work, we want ’em!

5. Large Appliances
Washers and dryers, refrigerators and stoves; these are but a few of the appliances the ReStore accepts.

6. Flooring
The ReStore accepts wood, ceramic tile, and vinyl flooring.

7. Lumber & Trim
Excess lumber need not be thrown away! As long as the pieces are nail/screw free and at least 4 feet in length, take it to the ReStore!

These are but 7 items you can donate to the Rockford Habitat ReStore. View the entire list of accepted items or give us a call at 815-713-3184!

And remember, your donated items often qualify for a tax deduction!

Where Can I Donate My Toilet? Take It To the ReStore!

Where Can I Donate My Toilet?

Have you ever been sitting, perhaps on your throne, and wondered, “Where can I donate my toilet?” No?

Where Can I Donate My Toilet?

Well perhaps after starting a renovation project in your bathroom this odd yet logical question has come up.

“What should you do with that toilet that no longer fits your style?”

There really are only two options: send it to the landfill or donate it.

Where can I donate my toilet?

Your Rockford Habitat ReStore accepts toilets in good condition, even in colors that the 70s has long forgotten. Not only that but you can add your old bathtub, cabinets, and countertops to your list of “items to be donated”.

Why not even throw in the kitchen—well, bathroom— sink.

Toilets and other plumbing items can be purchased at heavily discounted prices from the ReStore. These can be repurposed in garages, basements, and outbuildings. Toilets even make for some interesting garden planters.

Give us a call at (815) 713-3184 to schedule a pickup or drop it off during regular store hours.

And if a friend asks you “Where can I donate my toilet?” (maybe not a common question) you’ll know to tell them to take it to the ReStore!

Carter Work Project – We’re Going to Memphis!

Carter Work Project - Going to Memphis

The 33rd Carter Work Project will take place in Memphis, Tennessee, from August 21-26. And we could really use your help!

Carter Work Project - Going to Memphis

Rockford Area Habitat For Humanity’s Business Manager Caitlyn Baylor and Executive Director Keri Nelson will be joining thousands of other volunteers in Memphis. The Carter Work Project attracts volunteers from all across the globe and this year country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be joining in to help.

About the Carter Work Project

For over 30 years the former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn have been helping Habitat build and improve homes.

“President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside 92,000 volunteers to build, renovate and repair 3,943 Habitat for Humanity homes in 14 countries, while raising awareness of the critical need for affordable housing.” -Habitat.org

Some past projects have helped families in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Oakland and San Jose, California; Denver, Colorado; New York City; Union Beach, New Jersey, and Léogâne, Haiti.

We Need Your Help to Get There!

Caitlyn and Keri are asking for donations to help fund this once in a lifetime trip. Every donation helps!

This year’s Carter Work Project is focusing on families in the Bearwater Park area just north of Memphis’ Uptown neighborhood. The project will be a mixture of new construction, beautification projects, and aging in place projects.