Don’t Dump It. Donate It & Deduct It.

Blog Posted by Karen Moore, ReStore Materials Acquisitions Manager

The holiday season is upon us and you tell yourself “This year will be different”… you promise yourself that this year the holidays will be less hectic, you will have all of the shopping and the baking done early, and you will have it all together complete with a perfectly decorated house and plenty of time to relax with family and friends.  This holiday season will be stress-free. Then it hits you that when the dust settles from the holidays, 2013 will be over and you have tax season to look forward to. YIKES!  “I really could have used more tax deductions this year,” you think to yourself.  But, how could you possibly add one more thing to that ever-growing “to-do” list? 

Don’t worry! We are here to help with an easy way to get a quick tax deduction for 2013!

Donate things from around your house to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.  The ReStore is a home-improvement thrift store that helps to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

Here’s how it works. You have perfectly good stuff around the house (or in a storage unit) that you no longer need nor want.  You call the ReStore to schedule a pick-up.  When your item is picked up, you will receive a donation receipt from Habitat for Humanity. You use that receipt for your 2013 tax deduction (donation $ value is determined by the donor).

It’s easy and everybody wins! This easy tax deduction is just a phone call away. The ReStore will pick up your unwanted goods (or holiday decorations and gifts) and you can feel good that you are supporting Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build decent, affordable homes for hardworking, low-income families and individuals.

How awesome is that?!

The ReStore takes all kinds of items, including: appliances, furniture, exercise equipment, building materials, brick/block, windows, doors, and much more.

View a list of materials the ReStore will accept (and not accept).

To schedule a pick-up in the Los Angeles metro area: Call 424-246-3637 or email us

If you live outside the LA metro area and want to find the ReStore nearest you, click here and enter your zip code.

The ReStores are open to the public and offer great prices with the inventory changing all the time. New treasures are found daily!  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles currently has two locations to serve you in Gardena and Norwalk. 

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