ReStore Santa Cruz

The ReStore is a volunteer-driven home improvement store. We accept donations of new and used clean building materials, furniture, hardware, tools, and appliances. We then resell items at a fraction of the normal retail price. 

The ReStore exists to salvage reusable materials, provide a source for inexpensive home improvement, and financially support sustainable and affordable housing in the Monterey Bay Area. 

Santa Cruz 

719 Swift Street, Santa Cruz

(831) 824-4704

Wed - Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Donation Drop-Offs

Wed - Sat 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Email store: penny@restoresc.org

ReStore Donation Criteria

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Santa Cruz and Monterey! We are committed to maintaining a high level of quality among the products we offer for resale. Please use the following criteria to determine whether we will be able to accept your donation.

This donation criteria list may vary between ReStores. Please call your local ReStore to determine if we can accept your donation. 

 

If you have any questions, please call (831) 824-4704 for the Santa Cruz ReStore or (831) 272-4830 for the Monterey ReStore.

 

Appliances

  • Must be clean

  • Stoves, ovens, cooktops, fridges, freezers 6 years old or newer

  • Washing machines and dryers 6 years old or newer

  • We are unable to take dishwashers or microwaves at this time

Cabinets and Countertops

  • Complete sets of kitchen or bathroom cabinets, carefully deconstructed (no particle board)

  • Bathroom vanities and medicine cabinets

  • Unchipped countertops

  • No marble or granite countertops 

Furniture

  • Sofas and chairs in excellent condition

  • Solid wood furniture – tables, shelves, buffets, dressers, etc. (no particle board)

  • Beds in complete sets – must include head board, footboard, and rails

  • Patio and outdoor furniture in excellent condition (no plastic chairs)

  • We cannot accept mattresses, oversized desks (greater than 5’ × 3’), entertainment centers, cribs, glass tables, or particle board furniture

Doors

  • Doors must be standard size (30", 32", 36" wide 80" tall)

  • Must be clean

  • Solid core interior and exterior doors in excellent condition – no broken or fogged glass, rot, splintering, or warping

  • Sliding patio doors with frame and seals intact and smooth action

  • Locksets and latches must include all parts necessary for use

  • We are unable to accept hollow core doors, bifold doors, pocket doors, shutters or used shower doors

Windows

  • New, never installed windows only

  • Must be clean

  • Vinyl and wood frame with full jam and no cracks or fogging

  • We do not accept previously installed windows

  • We do not accept windows greater than 30 sq ft

  • We do not accept aluminum windows

  • We do not accept blinds, curtains, or shutters

Lighting and Electrical

  • Household lighting in full working condition

  • Glass globes and lamp shades

  • Doorbells and thermostats less than 3 years old

  • Switches, outlets, breakers, wire, plugs, and conduit in good condition

  • LED light bulbs

  • We are not currently accepting ceiling fans

Flooring

  • Boxed wood and laminate flooring of at least 100 sq/ft

  • Clean area rugs of regular shape

  • Rolled vinyl in excellent condition, and cut to regular shape

  • We cannot accept carpet

Building Materials and Lumber

  • Dimensional lumber at least 6 ft in length with no rot or nails

  • Molding, wainscoting, railings, paneling at least 6 feet in length

  • Plywood at least 3’ X 4’ in excellent condition

  • Unused and rust free ties and brackets

  • Roofing materials must be in excellent reusable condition >50 sq ft

  • Unopened bags of concrete >40 pounds

  • Unopened gallons of paint and stain

  • We cannot accept chemicals or open paint

Tools

  • Working power tools, hand tools, ladders, generators

  • Lawn mowers in full working condition, with no rust

Plumbing

  • Faucets and shower heads in excellent and reusable condition

  • Pipes, fittings, and other plumbing hardware in new or like-new condition

  • Toilets must be brand new, or like-new in pristine condition, and low flow (max 1.28 gpf)

  • Kitchen and utility sinks, pedestal sinks

  • We cannot accept bathroom sinks unless they are part of a vanity

  • We accept claw foot tubs but cannot accept regular bathtubs, jetted tubs, hot tubs, or shower doors

Outdoor Equipment

  • Gates, fencing, and railings in good and reusable condition

  • Gardening supplies/tools

  • New hoses and irrigation tubing

  • Working bicycles

  • We cannot accept chemical pesticides or herbicides.

Glass, Art, and Mirrors

  • Must be framed with no cracks or fogging

Sheetrock

  • We cannot accept sheetrock

  • We can, however, accept new joint compound and tape

Insulation

  • New rigid, cellulose, "styrofoam", and duct insulation in original packaging

  • Fiberglass insulation must be unopened in original packaging

Home Decor

  • Full sets of tableware, kitchen utensils, cookware

  • Counter top appliances

  • Decorative objects

  • Decorative pillows

  • Artificial plants in excellent condition and pots

  • Ceramic pots

Habitat ReStore is unable to accept any items that are:

  • Damaged

  • Dirty

  • Broken

  • Not working

  • Missing parts

  • Rusted

  • Rotting

  • Splintered

  • Odorous

We also do not accept the following items:

  • Baby items (strollers, toys, cribs, car seats)

  • Bifold Doors

  • Blinds and curtains

  • Cans of used paint

  • Carpet

  • Ceiling fans

  • Chemicals and hazardous materials

  • Clothing, bedding, and curtains

  • Concrete blocks

  • Doors that are not standard size (30", 32", 36" wide, 80" tall)

  • Electronics

  • Entertainment Centers

  • Exercise equipment

  • Fireplace inserts

  • Hollow core doors

  • Hospital Beds

  • Lift Chairs

  • Loose fiberglass insulation

  • Mattresses and box springs

  • Microwaves

  • Particle board furniture

  • Pavers

  • Sheetrock

  • Stone slabs and countertops

  • Shower doors

  • Shutters

  • Stone slabs and countertops

  • Tile

  • Unframed mirrors and glass

  • Used dishwashers

  • Windows that have been previously installed

Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay

Building Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz County and Monterey County

108 Magnolia Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 469-4663

© 2020 Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay

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