Donate to Restore

Your generous donations of home improvement materials and other goods help us build homes where local families can raise their children and plan for a brighter future. Sales proceeds from the ReStore are used to offset the administrative costs associated with our work and help us stretch our construction dollars.


We gladly accept most items that you would install in your own home. All must be in good working condition and cannot contain hazardous materials or evidence of rat droppings or pet urine or feces.

All donations must be received by a ReStore employee.


Donations will be accepted Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

(Please, no drop-offs when we are closed)

All Donations must be in Good resalable condition.  They must be complete, Clean, and Fully Functional.


2014 And Newer:

  • Water Heater, Dishwasher

No More Than 7 Years Old:

  • Over Mount Microwaves, Garbage Disposals

No more than 10 years old:

  • Ceiling Fans, Water Coolers, Coffee Makers, Juicers, Panini & Sandwich Grills, Blenders, Food Processors

No More Than 15 Years Old:

  • Hood Fans, Window Air Conditioners

No More Than 20 Years Old:

  • Electric/Gas Ranges And Cook Tops, Refrigerators/Freezers, Washers And Dryers, Countertop Microwaves

No Thank You:

  • Trash Compactors

bathroom Fixtures

Only Complete Items Without Chips Or Cracks Will Be Accepted

  • Toilets (must be 1.6 gallons per flush or less, and have bolts and nuts to attach the tank to base)
  • Toilet Seats And Tank Lids
  • Bathroom Sinks
  • Bathroom Mirrors (back foil cannot be peeling)
  • Bathroom Vanities
  • Medicine Cabinets
  • Towel Bars/TP Holders
  • Bath Tubs
  • Tub/Shower Enclosures
  • Safety Bars
  • Shower Caddies



Minimum 4 feet in length or 4 sq. ft., free of nails, staples, and screws

  • Trim/Molding
  • Lumber wood
  • Plywood/sheetrock/hardy board (must be usable cuts)


  • Office chairs
  • File cabinets
  • Computers/ monitors/ keyboards/
  • Office organizers
  • Desk organizers
  • Whiteboards
  • Corkboards
  • Staplers/staples



(no cracks, plastic fittings that are too brittle will not be accepted)

  • Copper/brass/PVC/plastic piping, fittings, tubing
  • Plumbing tools



  • Aluminum and vinyl windows of all sizes- dual or triple pane only, must be complete chip or crack free
  • Wooden single pane framed- accepted for craft purposes


  • Sinks
  • Counter tops
  • Appliances (see appliance section)
  • Cups/plates/bowls/mixing bowls/serving dishes
  • Tupperware
  • Silverware
  • Cutting boards
  • Knife blocks



  • Carpet/Rugs
    • minimal stains, no pet odors, no larger than 16ftx16ft, no smaller than 2ftx2ft
  • Linoleum
    • no less than 6 sq ft
  • Wood/Laminate Flooring
    • at least 15 sq ft of the same material
  • Floor Tile
    • (see tile for specifics)


Must Be Whole Pieces

  • Natural stone, ceramic, porcelain, laminate tile
  • Grout/thin set
  • Hardy backer
  • Tile spacers
  • Tile tools


Countertops & Cabinets

Free Of Cracks With Common Sink Hole Cuts If Applicable

  • Granite/Marble/Formica/Corian Tops
  • Kitchen/Bathroom/Laundry Room/Storage Cabinets
    • Must Have All Components
    • They must be useable pieces, which means some corner cabinets and other uniquely shaped cabinets may be refused. Please make sure nails and screws that protrude from the cabinets are removed to ensure the safety of our volunteers and employees
  • Cabinet Hardware

Doors/Door accessories

  • Exterior/Interior Doors (Damage Free)
  • Door Jams
  • Knobs
  • Hinges
  • Stops
  • Striker Plates
  • Door Bells
  • Latches
  • Knockers
  • Sliding Glass Doors (dual pane w/ both doors and all tracks)

Lighting & Electrical

  • Light fixtures
  • LED light bulbs

Free of rust or corrosion

  • Wire
  • Boxes
  • Circuit breakers
  • Switches/plugs
  • Plate covers
  • Wire nuts
  • Conduit and fittings

No thank you:

  • Coaxial Cable, Ballasts, Fluorescent Light Fixtures


Must be clean, functioning, and no more than 7 years old

  • Control panel for HVAC and sprinklers
  • CD player/radio/record player
  • DVD players
  • Speakers
  • Flat screen TVs (must be flat body as well as screen)
  • Computers/monitors/keyboards
  • Printers
  • Calculators

Can be more than 7 years old:

  • Cameras
  • Video cameras
  • Antique phones will be considered


  • Tools
  • Décor/Bird Baths/Bird Feeders/Fountains/Yard Art
  • Plant And Flower Pots
  • Sprinkler Heads
  • Watering Supplies/Drip Lines And Nozzles
  • Hoses/Hose Bibs/Hose Racks
  • Seed And Fertilizer Spreaders
  • Garden Treatment Sprayers (Must Not Contain Any Liquid)

Tools & HArdware

  • Various hand tools
  • Power tools- all safety parts intact
  • Nails- sorted, free of rust and debris
  • Screws/nuts/bolts/washers- free of rust and debris
  • Collated nails/screws/staples
  • Simpson ties/brackets
  • Shelf brackets
  • Door hardware
  • Vents
  • Chain
  • Metal cable

Furniture & Home Decor

All furniture must be clean, free of stains, pet odor or hair, or signs of fading

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Couches/love seats (may be refused if the pattern is too unique to appeal to most of our customers)
  • Sewing machine and tables
  • Bookshelves
  • End tables
  • Entertainment centers (must fit larger flat screen tvs)
  • Desks
  • Headboards
  • Bed frames
  • Individual shelves
  • Porch swings
  • Vases
  • Figurines/statues
  • Wall art
  • Clocks
  • Fake plants

Unacceptable Donations

  • Mattresses/ Box springs
  • Chemicals that are Non-program Products for our Paint Care Program
  • Smoke Alarms/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Bike/Skateboard/Motorcycle/Snowboard/Ski Helmets
  • Toilets over 1.6 gallons per flush
  • Dish Washers/Hot Water Heaters older than 2014
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Cribs
  • Car seats
  • High Chairs
  • Toys
  • Used Water Softeners and Supplies
  • Used Filtration Devices and Supplies
  • Anything Explosive/Ammunition
  • Any Items with evidence of Rat/Mouse/Roach/Black Widow infestation may be refused

interested in volunteering?

Contact Oliver at to set up an orientation and schedule a time to volunteer!  Thank you!


Location  |  220 Meyers St. Chico, CA 95928

Mailing  |  P.O. Box 3073
Chico, CA 95927


 Mon-Fri | 9:00am -5:00pm

(530) 343-7423


(530) 895-1271
Tues-Sat | 10:00am-6:00pm   

Donations Accepted Until 5:30pm

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Gold Star Transparency Logo, 2023.

EIN#  68-0262142