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How to Donate to The ReStore

Items can be dropped off at the ReStore during business hours or arrangements can be made for a pick-up. Donations are tax deductible.

For more information about the ReStore,

Pickup Hotline: 219-972-3000

Gary ReStore: 6114 W. Ridge Road, Gary  IN (219) 923-7265

Merrillville ReStore: 3823 E. Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville IN (219) 940-3216

We pickup donations from Lake  and Porter County. Please call our Hotline if you have donations.

Our organization is a 501c3 and our Federal Identification Number is 56-1525939.

We accept:

  • Appliances (Stoves, Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Microwaves)
  • Furniture, Chairs, Tables, Couch, Dressers, etc
  • Cabinets (Structurally sound enough to be remounted, no water stains or damage)
  • Carpeting (No stains or odors)
  • Doors (No holes, chips, or scratches)
  • Electrical/Lighting (Must be in working condition, clean with no rust)
  • Flooring (Complete pieces free from scratches and other damage)
  • Hardware/Power Tools (Must be in working condition and include all parts)
  • Toilets (Clean and in working condition)
  • Wood Furniture (No scratches, legs must be stable)
  • Upholstered Furniture (Clean with no stains, rips, tears, or odors)
  • Windows (Must still be insulated, with no condensation between panes)
  • Tile (New boxed tile only)
  • Shingles (No more than five years old and packaged
  • Shower Doors ( Clean and non corroded)
  • Home Décor (Framed Artwork, Knickknacks, Artificial Plants)
  • Building Materials, Lumber, Plumbing, Trim, Nails, Screws
  • Vehicles (Cars for homes program – 877-277-4344)

 

We do not accept:

  • Used/Partial cans of paint
  • Televisions/VCRs/DVD players
  • Built in Cast Iron Tubs / Kitchen Counter Tops with Cut Outs
  • Unframed Glass or Mirrors
  • Exercise Equipment more than 5 years old
  • Chemicals/Pesticides/Industrial Cleaners
  • Clothes, baby items (Cribs, Car seats, etc.)
  • Tires and Automotive Parts
  • Waterbeds, Mattresses, or Box Springs
  • Any Computer Equipment, Printers, Fax Machines or Broken Electronics
  • Double Sink Vanity Tops
  • Fluorescent Lights with PCB Ballasts
  • Any Material Containing Asbestos(Old Shingles, Tile, Mastic, or Insulation)
  • Oversized Sliding Glass Doors, used garage doors

 

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