Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a part of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. Click on the logo to learn more!

Also, please check out the Habitat International site to learn more about what Habitat does around the world!


The ReStore gladly accepts cash, checks, MasterCard,
and VISA


© 2009 Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore




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Donating to the Habitat ReStore l Making a Material Donation l Wanted l Items The ReStore Cannot Accept l Making A Monetary Donation l ReStore Wish List

Please click here to view the Donation Quality Criteria

Your unneeded and reusable building materials can go a long way in our community. Habitat ReStore depends on donated materials and funds to deliver the many benefits we provide to Lawrence. Help us continue to benefit our community. By donating to Habitat ReStore, you can...

• Free up needed space and eliminate disposal fees
• Provide useful materials to others, so that they may improve their homes
• Conserve landfill space, leaving more room for parks, schools, etc.
• Contribute to funding for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity ReStore building program
• Receive a potential tax deduction. Check out this
link to read the IRS guidelines to determining the value of donated items.

Habitat ReStore accepts new and used building-related materials from contractors, suppliers, individuals, remodelers and property managers. Some materials are used directly in the construction of Habitat homes, but most are offered to the general public to purchase at reduced prices.
Here is a listing of some of the generous companies and individuals who have donated materials so far.

Step 1

When you have good, reusable or new materials, give us a call at (785) 856-6920. You will be asked for a description of the materials as well as your contact information. We prefer that donors include delivery of the materials to the store as part of their donation, so please indicate if you are able to deliver your donation to the Habitat ReStore when you call.

Step 2

Your call will be returned to determine if we are able to use your donation and to schedule a drop off time or collection time, if necessary.

Step 3

If Habitat ReStore is picking up donated items, we will call the day before to confirm the pick-up. For the safest, most efficient pick-ups, please follow these guidelines:

• Have all materials available on ground level (i.e. garage or driveway)
• Please mark all items "Habitat ReStore"
• Absolutely no hazardous materials
• We are unable to haul away trash

As we are only able to accept reusable materials, our staff may have to decline some materials at the time of pickup. Please don't be angry or insulted by our screening process. Our goal is to parlay the proceeds of our sales into the construction of Habitat homes. If we take items we cannot sell, we end up simply being a storage facility or a repository for the dump.

Used and surplus materials, fixtures, tools and supplies:

• Cabinets, not damaged
• Appliances needing no repairs and not over 10 years old
• Plumbing, usable fixtures, parts and supplies
• Electrical, usable fixtures, parts and supplies
• Windows, insulated glass, no broken glass
• Hardware, knobs, hinges, locks, nails, cabinet pulls, nuts, bolts, screws
• Lumber, at least 5' in length
• Doors with or without jambs. No broken glass
• Roofing, no scrap materials please!
• New or like-new Carpeting
• Tools, hand, garden, working power
• Furniture, wood or office, no metal desks
• Flooring, wood, ceramic tile, vinyl
• Millwork/trim, wood casing and base, vinyl base, ceramic
• Miscellaneous, masonry, sheathing, siding, drywall supplies

• lead-based materials
• exercise equipment
• toxic materials
• Items which are broken, are parts of larger items, or that would take a great amount of labor to fix
• upholstered furniture
• used carpet pad
• computers, electronics
• appliances over 10 years old
• aluminum siding
• draperies
• pieces under 5' long of materials, such as lumber, drywall, styrofoam, etc.

Please note: this list is subject to change -- please call and check before bringing items for donation.

Click here to view our Donation Guidelines

Thank you for your support. Your donations may be tax deductible. A receipt acknowledging your donation will be given to you at the time of the donation. Your donation may be tax deductible, depending on your individual situation. Please note that tax laws regarding donation valuation have changed as of 2007. All donations valued over $500 require professional appraisal prior to donation. Please consult a tax professional and see this IRS publication for reference.


Habitat ReStore accepts all monetary donations. Your dollars will be used to further our mission by allowing us unrestricted funds to offset operational costs.

• Black Sharpie Markers
• 1 1/2” Masking Tape
• Stretch Wrap
• White stickers/labels (any format or size)
• Cloth rags
• Volunteers
• Brooms and Dustpans
• Floor sweep
• Mr Clean
• Paper towel rolls and toilet paper(for rest rooms)
• Refills for Windex and 409
• Postage stamps


ReStore staff will use these items during their day-to-day work.