Your donations to the Habitat ReStore help keep reusable materials out of the landfill while supporting the mission of GDM Habitat - building homes, communities, and hope.


To start your donation, fill out our Donation Form.

Every item you donate to the ReStore helps provide funds that go toward GDM Habitat's mission to build homes, communities, and hope. We sell these items to the public at discounted prices. When you donate to the ReStores, you're helping fund Habitat’s mission to build safe, affordable homes in Greater Des Moines.

All donated goods are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at either of our locations.

Most Desired Donations

We're always looking for donations of these items in good condition.
Appliances, Building Materials, Cabinets, Doors and Windows, Flooring, Lighting, Hardware, Plumbing, Tools

Kitchen Cabinet Deconstruction

Due to COVID-19, our Kitchen Cabinet Deconstruction program is currently on hiatus.

please no dumping

All donations must be accepted by an associate during our normal business hours. Dropping off materials outside of store hours is considered DUMPING, and is subject to a fine.

For more ways to donate to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, please Click here.

Donations we accept:

  • Cabinets
  • Working appliances
  • Toilets
  • Tubs and showers
  • Shingles
  • Doorknobs
  • Doors
  • Windows (new or aluminum/vinyl clad)
  • Paint/stain (full containers)
  • Sinks and faucets
  • Lumber and trim (min. 6' long)
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Tools
  • Light fixtures
  • Insulation
  • PVC (min. 6' long)
  • Hardware
  • Ceiling fans
  • Drywall and plywood
  • Cabinet hardware
  • Electrical hardware
  • Conduit (min. 6' long)
  • Shelving
  • Nails, screws, and bolts
  • Vanities

Items we do not accept:

  • Anything broken, stained or non-working
  • Commercial or fire-rated items
  • Fluorescent light fixtures, bulbs, or ballasts
  • Glass or unframed mirrors
  • Housewares or toys
  • Clothing, linen, or curtains
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Exercise equipment
  • Propane tanks or batteries
  • Chemicals or hazardous items


family stories

Tem & Lia

“This is our house, this is our home and it will make our lives better. We are thankful for Habitat in helping us buy a house.”


“As a homeowner, I will feel confidence. I will be powerful. I will be able to take care of my kids and help them be successful.”

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