Donate to the Knoxville Habitat ReStore

We appreciate and accept your donations during normal business hours.

9am-5:30pm Tuesday-Friday

9am-3:30pm Saturday

Not only is your donation tax-deductible, but it helps local families. Plus, your donations are environmentally friendly and help keep hundreds of tons of materials out of Knoxville-area landfills!

In order to better serve our customers, we do have specific criteria for acceptable goods. All donations are tax-deductible. Please follow the guidelines below. The donation criteria are subject to change.  Some donations may be declined due to safety concerns or marketability. If you’re unsure if your donation meets the criteria, please call 865.690.4214.

If you are unable to drop off your items at our store at 1511 Downtown West Boulevard in Knoxville.

Items we accept:

All items must be in good working condition, as we do not repair or restore items.

The following is a comprehensive list of items we do accept. 


These donations help us accomplish our mission and build affordable homes for Knoxville families:

  • Sets of cabinets
  • Furniture
  • Electric appliances (large and small)
  • Lawn equipment
  • Tools (power tools and hand tools)
  • Gently used clothing and accessories
  • Home décor
  • Collectibles
  • Household goods
  • Electronic equipment and televisions (less than 5 years old)
  • Window air conditioners
  • Kitchen and bathroom fixtures
  • Most doors and windows
  • Most light fixtures (no gold or brass)

Items we cannot accept:

Thank you for reviewing these lists carefully to ensure you do not donate items that we cannot sell.

The following is a comprehensive list of items we do not accept. 


Thank you for helping us lower dumpster fees that would take away money from the work of our ministry:

Items that are not in sellable condition – this includes items that have rips, tears, stains, or odors.

Items that have real or potential safety hazards such as items that have recalls or any hazardous chemicals.


Please click through the tabs to learn more about the specific items we cannot accept.

  • Dishwashers of any kind
  • Gas appliances
  • Wall ovens
  • Non-working appliances
  • Anything older than 7 years old
  • Anything with rust or mold
  • Unframed glass or mirrors
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Cast iron tubs or sinks
  • Vanity tops without cabinets
  • Shower doors
  • Low sitting toilets
  • Televisions older than 5 years
  • Mattresses
  • Water beds
  • Box springs
  • Sleeper sofas
  • Hospital beds
  • Press-board furniture
  • Metal desks
  • Anything with pet or smoke odor
  • Anything stained or damaged
  • Anything with torn upholstery
  • Paint – new or otherwise
  • Window sashes
  • Sliding glass doors
  • Mini blinds and corded window blinds
  • Ceiling fans
  • Brass or gold-toned light fixtures
  • Pianos
  • Organs
  • Books or magazines
  • Leftover garage sale items

    *Our driver will have the final decision on items at time of pickup.