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THE RESTORE

How to Donate to the ReStore

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Your donation helps build safe and affordable homes.

When you donate to The Lakeshore ReStore you're helping local families access affordable homeownership.

Donating your items is easy.

Bring your items to us or let us pick up larger items for free.

Remodeling your home and replacing cabinets, doors, and more?

Let our skilled team come in to carefully handle the deconstruction, removal, and transportation of your reusable items.

Why donate to the Lakeshore ReStore?

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Environment

It helps the environment: Every item donated to the ReStore means less useable material thrown in a landfill.

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Community

It’s good for the community: Every ReStore purchase helps local families thrive through Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity’s Homeownership Program.

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Tax-Deductible

While your donation helps provide homes for others, for you it's tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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It's Easy!

Free pick-up makes donating simple: Call or submit a pickup request online for a free pickup of your large donations.

What can be donated to the Lakeshore ReStore?

All items must be in good condition so that they can be resold. The Lakeshore ReStore reserves the right to refuse any item. If you don’t see an item on either list, or if you have a donation question, please call us at (616) 399-7006. And we accept cars and boats, too!

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Building Supplies

  • Cabinets, doors and hardware

  • Doors: interior, exterior, sliding

  • Drywall/Plywood/MDF (2’ x 4’ minimum)

  • Hardware: door and cabinet

  • HVAC ductwork, registers, thermostats

  • Lumber/trim (over 4’ with no nails or screws)

  • Nails and fasteners

  • Shelving and brackets

  • Roofing materials

  • Vinyl siding, soffit, facia, trim

  • Windows

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Decorating

  • Ceramic Tile (wall, floor)

  • Floor coverings (LVT, laminate)

  • Paint (latex, minimum half-full, no rust)

  • Paint Supplies (as-new brushes and rollers)

  • Window Blinds/Coverings (no cords)

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Furniture

  • Bed frames and headboards

  • Dining tables and chairs

  • End/coffee tables

  • Upholstered

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Electrical Supplies

  • Ceiling Fans

  • Wire, boxes, panels, outlets, switches

  • Lighting (ceiling, wall, and table)

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Household Items

  • Appliances (fully functional only)

  • Mirrors (must be framed)

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Lawn and Garden

  • Outdoor Power Tools (functional only)

  • Patio sets/picnic tables

  • Paver/patio stones

  • Sprinkler, hose, and irrigation

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Plumbing

  • Supplies (pipes/fittings)

  • Fixtures, sinks, toilets, and bathtubs

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Tools

  • Hand and power tools

Condition of Donations

Flooring

  • Full pieces only (no partially cut pieces)

  • Must be bundled in packs of 10 (loose pieces will not be accepted)

  • No nails or fasteners

  • Must in good condition or better

Furniture

  • No stains

  • No odors

  • No rips or tears in fabric

Appliances and Power Tools

  • Must be fully functional

  • Power cords must be in good condition (no loose, frayed or exposed wires)

  • Required accessory parts such as mounting brackets, burners, racks, microwave turntables, etc. must be included

  • Must be clean with no built-up food or grease on any surface

Donations NOT Accepted

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Automotive

  • Car/Truck Parts and Tires

  • Car/Truck Accessorie

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Building Supplies

  • Drywall/Plywood/MDF (smaller than 2’ x 4’)

  • Glass without frame

  • Granite or quartz countertops

  • Lumber/Trim (smaller than 4’ or with nails)

  • Shingles (less than a full bundle)

  • Window Sash (older wood frames are okay)

  • Shower doors without frames

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Furniture

  • Baby furniture, cribs or toys

  • Mattresses

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Decorating

  • Carpeting, area rugs or runners

  • Mirrors without frames

  • Paint (oil-based, less than half full latex, or rusty cans)

  • Window blinds/coverings with cords

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Household

  • Clothing

  • Electronic

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Prohibited By Law

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Guns, Ammunition, Weapons

  • Hazardous Chemicals

  • Recalled Items

  • Safety Equipment

  • Stolen Goods

Volunteer at the ReStore

With locations in Holland and South Haven, we rely on volunteers. Volunteer tasks range from accepting and testing donations, and helping stock the shelves, to greeting, assisting, and checking out customers.

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