Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Is the HFHLC ReStore open to the public?
What does the ReStore sell?
Sales items may consist of—but are not limited to: stoves, refrigerators w/out drinking water dispensers, washers, dryers, cabinets, lighting, carpet and padding, flooring, tools, new paint, windows, doors, and assorted furniture. Check back often as our inventory changes frequently!
Will the ReStore deliver?
Yes. There is a $20.00 delivery fee for items purchased at the ReStore.
Where do items come from?
The ReStore accepts donations from contractors, suppliers, individuals and organizations. Habitat of Lincoln County’s ReStore performs a valuable community service by diverting reusable materials from landfills and providing these products to the public at affordable prices.
Will the ReStore come and pick up my donation?
Yes! The ReStore is happy to pick up your donation for FREE. Just call the Newport ReStore at 541-264-8585 OR the Lincoln City ReStore at 541-614-1060 to schedule a pick up. The ReStore will do their best to add you to their schedule. We recommend that you give them as much advance notice as possible.
How often do you get new merchandise?
Our inventory changes often, as we are receiving new items weekly.
What donations can the ReStore accept?
Please note that all HFHLC ReStores do their best to comply with all Federal and State safety standards and regulations. We can NOT accept any items that are recalled. Please check and make sure that any item you would like to donate is not a recalled item at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/
- Appliances: Must be CLEAN and in working condition with all knobs present. Generally we accept appliances up to 7 years old. We will make exceptions for antique or vintage items that are in good working condition.
- Bricks: New or used, must be clean.
- Cabinets and bath vanities: New or used; cabinets must be intact and clean, with or without countertops. No metal cabinets.
- Carpeting: New carpet only.
- Counter tops: Straight sections only with no holes.
- Doors: Exterior, interior, wood, steel, and patio security doors, French, sliding glass.
- Electrical: Rust free, new or like new components. Switches plates, switches, fuses, breakers, conduit, and etc.
- Fireplace Inserts: Working condition and not dented.
- Furnaces: Electric or gas, not more than 5 years old.
- Flooring: New hardwoods, ceramic tile, granite and marble, vinyl flooring (linoleum).
- Furniture (household and office): Clean in good condition (no rips, tears, or stains).
- Hardware: Nails, bolts, screws, door knobs and various hardware. Not rusted or broken.
- HVAC: Ducts, fittings, outlets.
- Insulation: Various types, R-13 and up.
- Lighting: All types of working lighting except flourescent.
- Lumber: Minimum 4’ lengths, no scrap lumber, no nails or concrete on wood.
- Mirrors: No cracks or chips.
- Plumbing: We are looking for toilets!!! Must be in good repair, no cracks, etc.
- As of January 4, 2014 we can ONLY accept plumbing fixtures that have EPA certification as per “The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act “.
- Plywood: 4×8 sheets, any thickness.
- Shingles: New, various colors and styles.
- Sheetrock: Minimum 4×8 sheets, any thickness.
- Siding: New, all types of siding.
- Tile: New
- Tools: Power tools, hand tools, must be in working condition.
- Windows: Dual pane and vinyl windows, no older than 6 years old.
- Window Covering: No metal blinds, drapes, or shades.
*All items are subject to visual approval by staff.
What donations can the ReStore NOT accept?
- Aluminum Windows
- ANY Recalled Items listed on the U.S. CPSC’s website (please see link above)
- ANY Plumbing Fixtures that are non-compliant with “The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act”
- Chemicals (All Types)
- Clothing, Toys and Books
- Computers, Copiers, Printers
- Cracked Windows
- Cracked Light Fixtures
- Mattresses (All Types)
- Non-Working Appliances
- Refrigerators with drinking water dispensers
- Single Pane Windows
- Televisions (Any Type)
- Used Carpet
- Used Paint
- Water Heaters
How do I go about donating an item?
If you have a donation that you’d like to make to the ReStore, you may bring it to the ReStore during ReStore hours, or you can call the Newport ReStore at (541) 264-8585 or the Lincoln City ReStore at (541) 614-1060 to schedule a pick-up time.
Where do the proceeds from the sales go?
Proceeds earned from ReStore sales support Habitat For Humanity of Lincoln County’s affiliate program costs.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Your donation may be tax-deductible, depending on your individual situation. Please consult a tax professional and see this IRS publication for reference.
Does the ReStore place a value on the donation?
No, it is the donor’s responsibility to value the donation. A receipt acknowledging your donation will be provided to you at the time of the donation.
How can my business get involved?
Local businesses can contribute to the ReStore many ways, including: making a financial contribution, donating goods/materials, sponsoring a special event, placing an advertisement for or with the ReStore, volunteering at the ReStore, or shopping at the ReStore.
How can I help?
The ReStore is always searching for volunteers to help throughout our ReStores! Lend a helping hand to others by helping in the ReStore! To learn more about potential volunteer opportunities in the ReStore, please click here for a list of opportunities and our application.