Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Habitat ReStore?

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 many 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, artwork, home goods and lots more! Check back often, our inventory changes daily.

How are the items priced at the Habitat ReStore?

Materials are sold to the public at below retail prices.

Where do items come from?

The Habitat ReStore accepts donations from contractors, suppliers, individuals, remodelers and property managers.

How often do you get new merchandise?

Our inventory changes daily.

What donations 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 (505) 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.

Appliances

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, we will not accept them. Please include owners manuals if you have them, as they add value to your donation.

Cabinets

We will take cabinets in complete units. They must have doors and shelving.

Doors

We accept doors if they are in GOOD condition only. They must not have holes, cracks, rot, etc.

Electrical

We accept electrical parts, wire, plugs, plates and the hardware associated with electrical wiring.

Fans

We accept fans if they are complete and in working condition only (must have ceiling bracket).

Flooring

Carpet squares, overstocked tile, wood flooring, vinyl flooring. No other carpet and No scraps.

Furniture

We accept gently used furniture.

Hardware

We accept hardware for doors, cabinets, etc. Almost all types if they are not rusty.

Lighting

We accept light fixtures in working condition. No ballasts with PCB’s. No commercial lighting.

Lumber • 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.

Mirrors & Glass

Mirrors and glass are accepted if certain conditions apply. Please call prior to donating these items.

Pipe, PVC, Metal & Copper

We accept 4′ and over of any type of pipe, as well as all supplies and fittings.

Plumbing — 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.

Roofing 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.

Tile

We accept overstocked tile without mastic on the back.

Tools

We accept all hand and power tools in working condition.

Windows & Screens

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

What donations can the Habitat ReStore NOT accept?

The Habitat ReStore CANNOT accept:

  • Blinds
  • Broken Glass or Mirrors
  • Used Carpet or Padding
  • Paint and Stain
  • Paint Thinner or Other Hazardous or Toxic Chemicals
  • Wallpaper
  • Used Toilets

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 items up?

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 the Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity’s building programs, which provide affordable home ownership for Santa Fe area residents.

Are my donations tax deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for your donation.

Does the Habitat ReStore place a value on the items we donate?

No, you place the value on your donations.

How can my business get involved?

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
  • 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 Volunteer section of our site. Thank you!