ReStore

While every ReStore is a little different, the Sussex County Habitat ReStore sells gently used furniture, appliances, home decor, as well as reusable and surplus building materials.   The ReStore accepts donated goods which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds remain in Sussex County and help to fund the construction of homes for qualified families.  While promoting reuse and recycling the ReStore provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.  Last year alone, the Habitat ReStore helped keep 132 tons of materials from being deposited into local landfills.  Habitat for Humanity's ReStores are treasure troves where good finds fund good work. Experience the life cycle of a donated item. Learn more at http://www.habitat.org/restore, and visit http://magazine.habitat.org to go along on Habitat World's ReStore road trip.

  

Click here to view some of our available merchandise.  Please check back often as we will continue to add more items.
 

 

The Four Ways to Give to The ReStore

1. Donations
We gladly welcome donations to our ReStore facility. Donations may be dropped off between the hours of 10:30a to 3:30p Tuesday-Saturday. If donating a large amount of items at any one time (such as a whole house of furniture or trailer full of items) you MUST call ahead to 302 855-1156 ext. 101 for Will. Acceptance\refusal of any donation is at the discretion of our staff/driver.  However, due to limited size and marketability, the ReStore only accepts the following (see below) new and gently used residential items that resell quickly. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 302 855-1156. To schedule a pick up donation please call 302 855-1156 option 1 or email to Restore@sussexcountyhabitat.org.

Air Conditioning

  • Less than 5 years old (No R-22)
  • Working condition, no missing pieces, no repairs needed
  • Whole house, window, and split units


Appliances

  • Dishwasher or water heaters mfg. 2015 or newer
  • New or less than 7 years old
  • In working condition, disconnected and clear
  • No replacement parts needed
  • No major rust, damage, dent, or missing parts


Cabinets (kitchen and bathroom)

  • No water damage, incomplete, or peeling
  • Must have drawers and doors attached


Rugs

  • New or only lived on only
  • Clean (no pet, bodily fluids, or food stains)


Ceiling Fans

  • Working condition with all installation parts


Closet Shelving

  • Clean and complete pieces
  • Wire shelving (4ft or longer)
  • Wood shelving (4ft or longer)


Hurricane Panels, Shutters, Plantation Shutters

Televisions and Electronics

  • New or less than 5 years old
  • Flat screen TV in working condition
  • No tube or projection
  • Undamaged electronics in working condition


Plumbing

  • Kitchen and utility sinks
  • Toilets, low flow 1.6 gallon flush or less (white, off-white, black ONLY)
  • Bath tubs, operational and complete (no scratches or broken pieces)
  • Faucets, no older than 2010
  • Bathroom vanities with top
  • Pedestal sinks


Roofing Materials/Gutters

Tools (hand and powered)

  • Complete with all cords and/or batteries
  • No major Rust
  • no gas powered


Windows

  • Double pane or impact only
  • Vinyl and aluminum


Doors

  • Shower doors with tracks (no frameless doors)
  • Interior & exterior (nothing taller than 84")
  • Panel, louvred, closet, glass, bi-fold, flat, etc. (No mirrored interior doors)
  • No water damage, peeling, or split doors
  • Sliding glass must be double pane or impact with tracks (No single pane)


Electrical

  • No fluorescent, incandescent, or halogen bulbs and fixtures
  • LED Only
  • Lighting fixtures, lamps, parts, and supplies (working with all parts)


Flooring Materials

  • Ceramic, vinyl, porcelain, laminate, or wood
  • New only
  • No less than 50 square feet, Sussex County only
  • Most be boxed, bound, or on pallet for pickups


Furniture

  • From a smoke free home
  • Home or antique
  • Office (no large desks, cubicles, or partitions)
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Must be clean
  • No worn, torn, ripped, holed, or stained upholstery
  • No sleeper sofas or mattresses/box springs
  • Even furniture which meets the above criteria may be rejected because of limited space


Hardware

  • Knobs, hinges, locks (complete lockset)
  • No incomplete or rusted door knobs
  • Nails, screws, nuts, bolts, fasteners - sorted, bagged, or boxed and in quantity


Home Goods

  • No broken or incomplete pieces
  • Paintings and prints
  • Countertop appliances
  • All small items must be boxed for pickups


Items we currently do not accept

  • Any item which is broken or incomplete
  • Clothes, linens, bedding, and drapes
  • Box springs and mattresses
  • Baby items
  • Organs or pianos
  • Fluorescent Light Fixtures
  • Fluorescent, incandescent or halogen light bulbs
  • TVs older than 5 years
  • Tube TVs
  • Ripped, worn, or stained upholstered furnitre
  • Water damaged/delaminating doors, cabinets, and furniture
  • Unframed glass / mirror
  • Paint and household chemicals
  • Lumber
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Doors taller than 84"
  • Jalousie windows/doors
  • Used vertical and mini blinds
  • Wall to wall carpeting
  • Area rugs with pet stains or smells
  • Office desks/cubicles/partitions/printers/fax/copiers
  • Dishwashers and hot water heaters (mfg. before 2015)
  • Waterbeds
  • Appliances from before 2010
  • Wall ovens
  • Granite, marble, or quartz countertops

Many thanks to our individual donors and to:  Echelon Interiors, Chesapeake Plumbing, Southern DE Physical Therapy, Boardwalk Builders, One Call, Premier Restoration, Tapa Homes, Zonko Builders, Morningstar Builders, NV Homes, Smith Builders, Miken Builders, Gem Craft, Aspen Builders, Lowes of Seaford, Millsboro and Lewes, Walmart of Rehoboth and Georgetown and Comfort Inn

2. Monetary Donation
If you do not have any material items to donate but would still like to help, the ReStore accepts monetary donations of any size!

3. Pre-Demolitions
Our volunteers remove cabinetry, appliances, doors, plumbing fixtures and more from houses that are scheduled for demolition. The items are then available for sale at the ReStore. These pre-demolition projects reduce the cost of demolition for the property owner, and may provide a tax donation as well.  If you or someone you know is planning to remodel, build new or demolish a house, contact us today at (302) 855-1156 for information about how the ReStore can help!

4. Volunteer
If shopping is not your thing but you'd still like to get involved, we are always looking for wonderful people to add to our stellar group of volunteers who help every day at the ReStore!  We could not exist without the help of volunteers. Please consider joining our team in an effort to benefit your community.

Volunteers can help in our ReStore with:

  •    Cleaning the store
  •    Donation pick-up and drop-off
  •    Loading purchased items for customers
  •    Preparing donations for display
  •    Pricing items
  •    Stocking Shelves
  •    Other various tasks

Volunteers are needed at the ReStore daily and the hours are flexible. You must be 16 or older to volunteer at the Sussex County ReStores and you must fill out a waiver form.  Wear clothing you can get dirty, including sturdy boots or closed-in shoes. Shorts of appropriate length and material are acceptable as well. Gloves will be available for your use.  Volunteers are responsible for their own lunch.  There is a volunteer fridge for you to store your lunch, and many local businesses deliver to the ReStore. If there is any question about whether the ReStore is open (inclement weather, etc.), please call ReStore at 302-855-1156.

You have to register as a volunteer first.  Register by clicking on the Blue button below.  Please schedule your volunteer day with the ReStore in advance.  Every volunteer will receive an orientation to become familiar with Habitat and the ReStore.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Courtney at 302.855.1153 x 217 or courtney@sussexcountyhabitat.org.

 

Statewide Refrigerator Replacement:

The Delaware Habitat for Humanity affiliates are partnering with Energize Delaware to deliver this program which serves qualified low-income Delmarva Power homeowners and renters. Qualified applicants will receive a new energy efficient refrigerator which will reduce energy bills and improve quality of life. There is a $50 administration fee for this program.

For more information, please contact the Neighborhood Revitalization Manager: Phone: 302-855-1153 ext. 208 or Email: rrp@sussexcountyhabitat.org
Please view the application here.    

For information about the Statewide Refrigerator Replacement Program in Kent County and New Castle County click here.
 

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