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ReStore

Welcome to the ReStore!

The ReStore is Habitat Greater Boston’s home improvement outlet, offering a wide and ever-changing selection of donated items, including appliances, furniture, building materials, and more. Shopping at the ReStore diverts more than a million pounds of materials from landfills each year and directly supports Habitat Greater Boston’s mission of building affordable homes for local families!
A collection of three photos showing happy shoppers perusing items at the ReStore

Come visit us at

1580 VFW Parkway

West Roxbury, MA

Summer hours:

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday 9:30am-5pm
Thursday 9:30am-5pm
Friday 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am-5pm

Phone: 617-327-1170

Follow the ReStore on Facebook to keep up with new items and specials

FY23 Impact

Pounds of material diverted from landfills

Hours contributed by volunteers

Items sold

We need your donations!

Remodeling, cleaning out, downsizing, or just getting organized? 

Consider donating your excess household goods and building materials to the ReStore. We’ll gladly take new and gently-used items off your hands, and you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing they helped support local families and didn’t end up in a landfill. All of your donations are tax-deductible. For businesses, donating to the ReStore is a great way to move discontinued or excess stock, deal with gently used returns, and show your customers that you care about the environment and your community.

Two convenient ways to donate your gently used items

Drop off: You can visit our West Roxbury location and our staff will be happy to assist you in offloading your items. Donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am to 4:00pm. Bring your acceptable donation items to the ReStore at 1580 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA. Scroll down for a list of items we accept.

Schedule a donation pick-up: To help with your in-home pick-ups, we partner with a veteran-owned and -operated scheduling software company called ReSupply, located here in Boston. ReSupply works with local movers to help pick up all of your goods at a lower cost to you, and all items will be accepted and vetted with ReSupply during the ReStore donation process. You will still receive a tax receipt for your donation, which can be provided to you via email, or as a physical copy, by a ReSupply representative. Ready to go? Click here to get started! You can also contact the ReStore for information on scheduling a pick-up for qualifying items by emailing ReStore@habitatboston.org

Items we accept

This list is meant as a guideline. The inventory in our ReStore is ever changing, and so are our needs. Please note: For the most current list of acceptable items, please email the ReStore at ReStore@habitatboston.org. Our ReStore staff have the right of refusal on all donations based on the condition of the item(s) and our store’s need. Some of these items may be for drop-off only. All donations must be in working order.  

Wish list

We’re eagerly seeking donations of the following items:

  • Electric forklift 
Appliances (less than eight years old)
  • Cooktops
  • Dishwashers (never installed/certified lead-free)
  • Dryers
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Small appliances
  • Stoves (free-standing)
  • Washers
Building materials and tools
  • Garden tools
  • Lawn mowers
  • Lumber (drop-off only)
  • Nails, screws, etc.
  • Power tools (with safety guards)
  • Shingles (new only; quantity of 10 bundles or more)
  • Snowblowers (in working condition)
Architectural items
  • Columns
  • Mantels
  • Stained glass windows
Doors and windows
  • Doors (all types, new)
  • Shutters (interior and exterior)
  • Windows (new/never installed)
Cabinets
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Kitchen cabinets (with hardware)
  • Medicine cabinets
Flooring
  • Engineered flooring
  • Hardwood
  • Linoleum (new only)
  • Rugs (new only)
  • Wall and floor tile (100 sqare foot minimum)
Furniture
  • Bed frames
  • Bureaus/dressers/clothing armoires
  • Coffee tables
  • Desks (3′ x 5′ or smaller)
  • End tables
  • File cabinets
  • Headboards and footboards
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Tables and chairs (not conference tables or dated)
  • Upholstered furniture (not ripped, worn, broken, dated or faded)
Hardware
  • Cabinet/doorknobs
  • Electrical hardware
  • Hinges
  • Locks
  • Window hardware
Home Decor
  • Artwork
  • Books (one box only)
  • Clocks
  • Cutlery
  • Decorative accessories
  • Dishes, pots, pans
  • Framed mirrors
  • Glassware
  • Shades/blinds
  • Vases
  • Wall hangings (cordless only)
Lighting
  • Ceiling fans/lights
  • Chandeliers/pendant lights
  • Desk/floor lamps
  • Wall lights/sconces
Plumbing Supplies
  • Faucets (certified lead-free)
  • Pipes
  • Sinks, tubs, and toilets (new only)
Items to donate elsewhere
  • Baby items/toys/furniture
  • Brick/pavers/fencing
  • Carpet/carpeting (unbound)
  • CDs/DVDs/DVD players (unless new)
  • Clothing/linens/bedding/drapes
  • Computers/TVs
  • Countertops
  • Fitness equipment/exercise machines
  • Furnaces/boilers
  • Futons
  • Garage doors
  • Glass, unframed
  • Hazardous materials/chemicals (check the mass.gov website for information on how to properly dispose of these items)
  • Hutches/sideboards/dining buffets/china cabinets
  • In-wall stoves
  • Lightbulbs
  • Mattresses/box springs
  • Medical equipment
  • Non-residential size doors
  • Paint
  • Pet items
  • Platform and trundle beds
  • Sofa beds
  • Sofas with slip covers
  • Shower doors
  • Storm windows/single-pane windows
  • Swingsets/playground equipment
  • TV armoires/entertainment center
  • Used/unwrapped fiberglass