What is the ReStore?

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a non-profit home improvement store and donation center that sells:

  • new and gently used furniture,
  • home accessories,
  • building materials,
  • appliances,
  • flooring,
  • cabinetry
  • and more

All at a fraction of the retail price.

 

Profits generated from the ReStores support Habitat for Humanity Fond du Lac County’s mission of partnering with low- to moderate-income families in FDL County to help them obtain and preserve decent, affordable housing.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Donation Drop-Off Reopened!

Donations will be accepted at the Drop-Off Area around the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell upon your arrival and someone will be there to assist you. Donations will only be accepted Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Our new security cameras are up and running, dumping of items outside of our drop-off hours will be prosecuted. Please reference our Acceptable Donations list before arriving. We retain the right to refuse any items upon inspection.

COVID-19 Drop-off Safety Procedures:

  • Please remove all items from vehicle
  • Please ring doorbell for assistance
  • Associates will disinfect items as they are dropped off
  • Please maintain minimum 6ft distance with our associates

 

When can I schedule a Pick-Up?

We anticipate resuming Pick-Up scheduling on June 1st. Starting June 1st you may call the ReStore Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm at 920-921-2893 to schedule a pick-up of your items. Pick-ups will be scheduled two days per week with limited hours. All pick-ups will have a $30 fee to offset the costs of running a delivery truck such as employee wages, gas, truck maintenance, insurance, etc. The $30 fee is to be paid in cash, we do not accept checks, at the time of pick-up. We retain the right to refuse any items upon inspection.

COVID-19 Pick-Up Safety Procedures:

  • All items are to be placed outside or in a garage with easy access at ground level
  • Habitat will NOT enter any resident’s home
  • Habitat will NOT carry items up or down stairs
  • All items must be disinfected prior to Habitat’s arrival
  • Please maintain minimum 6ft distance with our associates

 

The FDL ReStore will remain temporarily closed at this time. Our staff continues to work hard on making the preparations necessary to ensure the safety of our staff and customers prior to reopening.

 

Thank you for your patronage! We look forward to reopening to the public when we are ready to do so!

-Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County Staff

 


ReStore Hours & Location

 

ReStore Winter Hours

Wednesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Donation Winter Hours

Wednesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


65 W Scott Street • Fond du Lac, Wisconsin


Support our mission and invest in the Fond du Lac community.

SHOP & DONATE HERE.

 

We accept donations of new, gently-used, and salvaged building materials as well as home improvement goods such as furniture, home accessories, and appliances which are then resold at discounted prices. Learn more about acceptable donations

 

AND, Follow our Facebook page for updated snapshots of our inventory and featured supplies.


Why Donate?

• Gain valuable space at home or work by reducing clutter
• All donations to Habitat for Humanity and the ReStore are tax deductible
• Provide useful materials so that others can improve their homes
• Support the Habitat for Humanity mission
• Save on disposal and hauling costs
• Feel good by giving back to your community

 

What can I donate?

– FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS –

 

Does the ReStore pickup donations?
The ReStore is able to pick-up donations and deliver items sold in the ReStore.
From what geographic area does the ReStore pick up donations?
Please call the ReStore at (920) 921-2893 to determine if we can deliver or pick-up in your area!
Can I schedule a set time for pickup or delivery?
Deliveries and pick-ups are based off of a schedule. In order to schedule a pick-up or delivery, one must call the ReStore to do so. Lead times will vary depending on the load of the schedule at the time.
Is there a fee for pickup or delivery?
We ask for a monetary donation for pick-ups and deliveries based on pick-up/delivery location mileage from the store.
What do you accept for donations?
The ReStore accepts donations of the following:

Appliances

Washers, electric dryers (no gas), refrigerators, freezers, electric stoves (no gas), cook-tops/ovens, and range hoods.

  • Must be 7 years or newer
  • No air conditioners
  • No dishwashers

 

Architectural Items

Mantels, columns, stained glass, panel doors

  • Free of structural damage
  • No paint
  • No termite damage, water damage or mold

 

Cabinets

Kitchen and bathroom cabinets in sets or pieces

  • Must be less than 20 years old
  • All doors and drawers
  • Free of structural damage
  • No termite damage, water damage or mold

 

Copper

Any length/age accepted

  • For recycling purposes only

 

Doors

Interior and exterior, storm/patio doors with frame

  • Must be less than 10 years old
  • No lead paint
  • No damage or fogged glass
  • No used hollow core slab doors
  • No broken door jams

 

Electrical

All electrical supplies and accessories

  • We no longer accept electronics or computers

 

Flooring

Wood flooring (new and used), carpeting, tile (in box), vinyl, ceramic, slate, marble

  • Carpet and vinyl must be 36 sq. ft. minimum and NEW

 

Furniture

Bed frames, dressers, tables, chairs, shelving, hutches

  • Must be in good condition
  • No mattresses
  • No living room furniture
  • No entertainment centers

 

Hardware

Handles, hinges, screws, nails

  • All hardware and fasteners accepted

 

Home Decor

Art, statues, antiques, memorabilia, knick knacks, garden art, framed art, sculptures

  • No dishes, books or glassware

 

Lighting & ceiling fans

Working fixtures and fans for residential use

  • No incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs accepted
  • Must be complete with all mounting hardware
  • No rust or corrosion on exterior lighting

 

Lawn & Garden

Bricks, blocks, pavers, unused fencing, birdbaths, shovels, rakes, power yard equipment

  • Must be in working condition
  • Cannot be broken or covered in dirt

 

Lumber

Particle board, plywood, paneling, new trim, molding, dimensional and framing lumber

  • Composite decking must be less than 10 years old
  • Lumber and trim must be at least 6′ or longer with no warping
  • Sheet goods must be at least 1/2 sheet with no damage
  • ALL exposed nails must be removed

 

Plumbing

Kitchen sinks, pedestal and drop-in bathroom sinks, solid surface vanity tops (new and used), granite and Corian counter-tops, NEW 1.6 gallon low-flow toilets

  • Must be in good condition
  • No chips, cracks or rust

 

Tools

Hand tools and power tools, garden tools, tool boxes, newer table saws

  • Less than 7 years old
  • Power tools must be in 100% working condition with all safety guards

 

Windows

Double pane windows

  • Must be less than 10 years old
  • Complete with all sashes and frame
  • No damage or fogged glass
  • No single pane windows
  • ALL exposed nails must be removed

Miscellaneous

Antiques, new and unused insulation, new in-package roofing

  • Insulation and roofing materials must be in original packaging

What days can I drop off items?
We accept items during our normal business hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
What electronic-waste items does the ReStore take?
The ReStore is not accepting TVs, computers and computer monitors, notebooks/laptops, printers, VCR, DVD players, video game systems, telephones and fax machines, cameras, camcorders, and cell phones.
Do you have a return policy?
All sales are final. The only exception is appliances for which we offer a ten day return policy.
Do you barter on prices?
We do not barter on prices as that takes away from our mission. We price items 50-80% below retail and run sales through out the year.
Where does the money go?
ReStore income is used to support Habitat’s affordable housing projects in Fond du Lac County. Every donation is re-sold, with the profit used by Habitat to build decent, affordable housing.

Thank you for your support!

Katie Karls, Executive Director

“Our ReStore provides a significant financial resource so we’re able to build affordable homes for residents in our community. Our remodel is our attempt to make the shopping experience more enjoyable to our customers.”

Dave Schecher, Board of Directors President

“We’re excited to offer a new customer experience. Our mission is to offer a hand to low-income families in our community. We don’t 'give away' homes. The ReStore enhancements will offer us a great income stream to better address the needs of this marginalized population right here in our community.”