Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Habitat
The Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity ReStore is one of 8 Habitat ReStores
in New Mexico. From the sales of donated materials, the ReStore contributes
enough funds to help build 3 Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity homes per year.
Through donations from businesses and individuals, the Habitat ReStore
diverts large amounts of reusable materials from landfills and provides
materials to the public at below retail prices.
Is the Habitat
ReStore open to the public?
Yes! Anyone is welcome to shop at the Habitat ReStore. Click
here for our location and operating hours.
What does the
Habitat ReStore sell?
Our inventory consists of, but is not limited to: furniture, appliances,
doors, windows, cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures, hardware, tools,
lumber, flooring, and more! Check back often, our inventory changes
How are the items
priced at the Habitat ReStore?
Materials are sold to the public below retail prices.
Where do items
The Habitat ReStore accepts donations from contractors, suppliers, individuals,
remodelers and property managers.
How often do you
get new merchandise?
Our inventory changes daily.
CAN the Habitat ReStore accept?
If your donation is not listed here, if you have a question about usability
of an item, or you need to schedule a pick-up, please call 473-1114.
We also reserve the right to refuse certain donations due to time of year,
inventory in the store, etc., please call for specifics.
What donations can
the Habitat ReStore NOT accept?
We accept dishwashers less than 5 years old, clean and in 100% working
order. All other appliances 10 years old or less, must be clean and in
100% working order with no missing parts. If they do not work, will not
accept them. Please include owners manuals if you have them, as they add
value to your donation.
We will take cabinets in complete units. They must have doors and shelving.
We accept doors if they are in GOOD condition only. They must not have
holes, cracks, rot, etc.
We accept electrical parts, wire, plugs, plates and the hardware associated
with electrical wiring.
We accept fans if they are complete and in working condition only (must
have ceiling bracket).
DO NOT accept carpet. We will accept vinyl flooring, but NO SCRAPS,
PLEASE!! We will accept any amounts of overstocked tile or wood flooring.
We accept gently used furniture.
We accept hardware for doors, cabinets, etc. Almost all types if it's not
We accept light fixtures in working condition. No ballasts with PCB's.
No commercial lighting.
• Plywood • Sheetrock • Trim
We accept full and1/3 sheets of plywood. We accept 6’ lengths of lumber
and trim pieces. Please, no rot or nails sticking out of lumber.
Mirror and glass is accepted if certain conditions apply. Please call prior
to donating these items.
PVC, Metal & Copper
We accept 4' and over of any type of pipe and all supplies and fittings.
— TUBS, SINKS, SHOWERS, COMMODES
We accept tubs, sinks and vanities if they are in good condition and clean.
We accept commodes only if they are new and low flush (1.6 gallon) type.
Material & Gutters & Canales
We accept all types of roofing material such as rolled roofing material,
tar, metal roofing, bundles of new shingles. We also accept roofing gutter/canale
materials that are in full pieces and are not rusty, bent up or damaged.
We accept overstocked tile without mastic on the back.
We accept all hand and power tools in working condition.
We accept DOUBLE PANE windows of all types if the glass is intact. Most
windows will show use, even if they are newer. If they are casement type,
we appreciate having the hardware and cranks.
As we are only able to accept reusable materials, our staff may have to
decline some materials. 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.
The Habitat ReStore CANNOT accept:
Broken Glass or Mirrors
Used Carpet or Padding
Paint and Stain
Paint Thinner or Other Hazardous or Toxic Chemicals
How do I go about
donating an item?
If you have good, reusable or new materials, you can drop them off at the
ReStore during business hours. Please drive to the back of the store
to our loading dock to unload your materials. Please go to the Donations
section of our web site for more details.
Will you pick
Yes. We can schedule a pick-up of large items. Please give
us a call at (505) 473-1114.
Where do the proceeds
from the sales go?
Proceeds from the ReStore sales support Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity’s
building program which provides affordable home ownership for Santa Fe
Are my donations
Yes, your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for
Does the Habitat
ReStore place a value on the items we donate?
No, you place the value on your donations.
How can my business
There are many ways local businesses can contribute: financial donations,
equipment donations, sponsor a special event for the Habitat ReStore, volunteer
at the Habitat ReStore, donate materials to the Habitat ReStore, or shop
at the Habitat ReStore.
How can I help?
The Habitat ReStore is always looking for volunteers to help with stocking
shelves, picking up donations, and general store upkeep. Please check the
section of our site. Thank you!