Your Donation Makes A Difference!

Moving or downsizing and have items you no longer need? Planning a home renovation or is it just time to declutter and renew your space? Instead of tossing out your unwanted household items, donate them to Habitat for Humanity ReStore Aurora and do something good for your community and the environment!

When you donate items to ReStore Aurora, you are helping Fox Valley Habitat achieve its mission to build safe, decent homes for working, lower-income families through our unique, affordable homeownership program. You’re also helping the environment by enabling ReStore Aurora to recycle perfectly reusable household items and provide them with a second home, eliminating landfill dumping to preserve the planet. These items are then sold to the public at affordable prices.

We gratefully accept these donations*

  • Gently Used Furniture- No fabrics with stains, tears or strong odors, pet hair or stains. All items must in working order; hardware must be included, no broken parts, deep scratches, chips or cracks.
  • Sectional couches- Must have all pieces. 
  • Bunk Beds- Must include all hardware & a picture of bed fully assembled 
  • TV’s over 40″ & under 10 years old only
  • Major Appliances under 10 years old only
  • Microwaves- Counter top models only. No over the counter microwaves.
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Kitchen Sinks
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Faucets
  • Interior Doors- Only solid wood doors or panel style doors.
  • Exterior Doors
  • Lamps- Table & Floor
  • Home Décor Items
  • Tools & Hardware
  • Building Materials
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Spray paint- Only new, unused cans
  • Flooring- Tile & Laminate Boards must be in a functional, taped box or container. No loose tile or laminate boards accepted.
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Children’s Furniture
  • Books- Hard bound/cover coffee table books only
  • Stereo Equipment- Must be in working order & have all wires/cables 
  • Musical Instruments 

*Categories subject to change. Please inquire before donating.

Donation items we do not accept*:

  • Clothing, shoes, purses/bags
  • TV’s under 40″ or over 10 years old
  • Appliances older than 10 years
  • All over the counter microwaves 
  • Dishwashers
  • TV Entertainment Centers
  • China Cabinets/Hutches/Buffets
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs
  • Bathroom Sinks
  • Bathroom Vanities/Cabinets
  • Shop Lights
  • Ladders of any kind
  • Windows
  • Unframed Mirrors & Glass
  • Used Insulation
  • Used Mattresses & Box Springs
  • Used Bedding & Pillows   
  • Used Blinds & Curtains 
  • Used Throw Rugs 
  • All Wall-to-wall Carpet & Carpet Padding
  • All Office Furniture (desks, chairs, file cabinets)
  • Used Water Heaters
  • Auto Parts/Tires
  • Ammunition/Weapons
  • Baby & Toddler Car Seats, Cribs, Pack-n-Play/Playpens
  • Toys & Stuffed Animals
  • Books- No paperback books. Only hard bound/cover coffee table books.
  • Used/Opened Cans of Paint or Stain
  • Spray Paint- Only new, unused cans

*Categories subject to change. Please inquire before donating.

Please note: The ReStore staff reserves the right to refuse any items considered for donation based on the quality, condition, and inventory.

Ways To Donate

Drop Off Donations:

Donations are accepted at the ReStore Tuesday – Saturday between 9:00AM – 4:00PM only. No donation drop-off on Sunday. Our 2 donation doors are located behind the building. 

Larger items (furniture & appliances etc.) can be picked up for FREE by our friendly drivers!

We will only pickup in Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Montgomery, Oswego, Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Bristol, Sugar Grove, Elburn, Maple Park, Big Rock, and Kaneville. No exceptions.

To have your donation considered, please CLICK HERE TO START THE PROCESS.

A few tips for an easy pickup:

  1. Everything needs to be boxed/bundled or staged and ready to go at time of pickup.
  2. We will only take items located on porches, driveways, or in a garage.
  3. Under no circumstances will our drivers be able to enter your home.
  4. Driver will have a donation receipt available for you at time of pickup.

Please note: At time of pickup, our drivers reserve the right to refuse any items based on their quality, condition, and inventory.

If you are remodeling your home, please ask the project person/company to donate your old items