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Sumter ReStore

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The Sumter Habitat ReStore accepts donations of new and used building materials from companies and individuals to sell at discounted prices.  The ReStore generates revenue to build new Habitat homes in Sumter County and encourages all of us to be good stewards of our environment.

With over 12,000 square feet of home improvement and construction material, the ReStore is dedicated to providing a full line of merchandise. Our knowledgeable staff can assist anyone from the novice to the veteran handy-man. Please stop by and check out our selection...or feel free to call us at (803) 934-9749 to find out if we have a specific item on hand. View or print our ReStore Brochure (PDF) to learn more.

 Everybody Wins With The Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

* You avoid paying hauling/trash disposal costs and possibly receive a tax deduction for your donated items.
* You can purchase quality materials at deeply discounted prices.
* Our community benefits because materials are recycled instead of dumped into the waste stream.
* Our resources are conserved.
*Proceeds build more affordable ownership homes for qualified families in Sumter County.

Frequently Asked Questions about the ReStore

What does the ReStore sell?

The ReStore sells both new and gently used materials that have been donated to Habitat for Humanity. Since we receive new donations every week, there is never a set inventory -- It's a whole new store with each donation! The best thing you can do is to stop by and see for yourself all that we offer. You may get an idea of the types of items we carry by looking at the list of Donations that we accept. As we like to say "You never know what you will find at the ReStore." If you have specific questions, give us a call (803) 934-9749.

How to Donate

Donation Drop-offs
Donations are accepted at the ReStore during business hours
(Monday Thru Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. & Sat 9:00 A.m. To 2:00 p.m.)
Call (803) 934-9749 to check quality, age and durability of your items.

Donation Pick-ups
To contact us call (803) 934-9749.

Confirm
We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss if we are able to accept your donation. We are unable to haul away trash, and some donations may be declined because of safety concerns, facility limitations, or marketability.

Collection
For the safest and most efficient collection of your donation, please follow these simple guidelines:
- Have all materials boxed (if applicable), stacked and readily accessible.
- Mark all items with a note that reads "For Habitat for Humanity"
- Absolutely no hazardous materials or waste items are accepted
- We are unable to haul away trash or sort items from those that do not meet our criteria

What donations CAN the ReStore accept?
* Air Conditioning (less than 5 years old - running condition - whole house or window)
* Appliances (New or less than 5 years old - clean and in working condition)
* Bath Tubs (No cast iron please)
* Bricks (new or used)
* Cabinets (Kitchen and Bathroom)
* Carpet (New and Used - room size pieces and larger)
* Ceiling fans
* Doors (Interior & Exterior, Raised panel, glass, etc.)
* Drapes
* Electrical - fixtures, parts and supplies
* Flooring Materials (Ceramic, vinyl, wood - boxed and clean)
* Furniture - Home or antique (overall good condition - no worn or stained upholstery)
* Hardware (knobs, hinges, locks. Also: nails, screws, nuts, bolts and fasteners - sorted and in quantity)
* Insulation
* Lighting products
* Lumber - 6 ft or longer; Plywood: half sheet or larger; Trim: free of rot, nails and screws - no scraps
* Paint (new only) and painting supplies
* Pipe/PVC/Metal/Copper
* Roofing Materials/Gutters
* Toilets (new or slightly used only in almond & white)
* Tools (new preferred)
* Wallpaper
* Windows (Vinyl, Aluminum, -- all sizes; new construction and retro-fits)
NOTE: If you have something that is on this list, give us a call at (803) 934-9749.

What donations can the ReStore NOT accept?*
* Appliances (older than 5 years, not working or dirty)
* Bath Tubs (used)
* Broken glass
* Broken mirrors
* Clothing
* Open or partial cans of paint
* Paint thinner or other hazardous or toxic chemicals
* Pesticides (Liquid or powdered type)
* Scrap lumber - or lumber with rot, nails or screws
* Showers
* Unframed glass
* Windows that are wood, single pane or have broken glass
*Because of space limitations, the ReStore has restrictions on what can be accepted for resale. Please contact the ReStore Manager at (803) 934-9749.

How can I help the ReStore?
There are essentially two ways you can help the ReStore. One way is to make your home improvement purchases at the ReStore and to tell your friends about us. However, the Habitat ReStore is always looking for volunteers to help with stocking shelves, picking up donations, and general store upkeep.

Why donate? How does the ReStore help Sumter Habitat for Humanity?
* Proceeds from the ReStore helps the affiliate build even more affordable homes for qualified families in Sumter County.
* Your donations may be tax-deductible.
* Useful materials are recycled to help the environment.
* Useful materials are kept out of landfills and put to use by those who need them.
* Helps our community by providing affordable building materials, enabling more people to repair and remodel their homes and businesses.
* Support Habitat for Humanity's objectives of building safe, affordable, energy efficient houses for lowincome families, and the revitalization of neighborhoods.

Who can shop at the ReStore?
The ReStore is open to the general public including homeowners, contractors, and property managers.

Does the ReStore have any specials?
Because we sell most items at 10% to 50% of normal retail value, every purchase is a great deal. However, we offer specials from time to time where you can save even MORE!  To be added to our email list for new product arrivals, special offers and promotions, contact Moira Kammerer, ReStore Manager to be added to our email list.