Donation / Acceptance Policy

Donation Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: Closed

If you have a large donation that you will be dropping off, we would appreciate a call-in advance to help us prepare! Please call 507-388-6682 and we would be happy to help you. Thank you!
Note: Donations are not accepted after hours. Anyone leaving items or material after business hours may be subject to prosecution. Thank you for your cooperation.


The drop off location is in the back of the store. Staff and Volunteers will help with unloading your donation.

Everybody Wins When You Donate To The ReStore

  • Funds from sale of items help build Habitat homes for those in need
  • Tax deduction for donation to 501(c)(3) organization
  • Help divert material from local landfills
  • Down-size or declutter

Donation Acceptance Policy

All Donations are subject to approval!

We accept gently used or like new items, we need them in working order to be able to sell them. All pieces should be included with the items as well.  Ask yourself if you would keep this item in your home or shed.


All appliances must be in 100% working order, clean

Automotive Supplies

We take in original labeled oils, and automotive tools.

Bathroom & Kitchen Items

All toilets most be clean and have all the parts for them.


 Cabinets must be complete; no individual cabinet components (cabinet doors).

Cash donations


We do not accept commercial doors, mirrored closet doors, or shower doors.



Hard Wood Furniture

Must be structurally sound (Not in need of repair)


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Landscaping Material/ Lighting

Lumber/Trim/Sheet Goods

Denailed quality lumber must be in 6-foot lengths or more; sheet goods, 1/2 sheet or more.


 We only take in full paint products that have never been frozen



Shingles must be full, unopened packages


Must be new in box


Power tools must be in working condition, with batteries/chargers. No homemade tools or anything that needs repair.


 No single pane windows

Donations We Do Not Accept

unfortunately, we cannot accept every donation that we receive, some maybe to old, not in the condition that we require or just a seasonal item that is out of season. For more information about items we do not take, check out our list below.


  • Blinds or shades
  • Bathroom Sinks/Vanity tops (unless with cabinet)
  • Chemical solvents
  • Clothing
  • Commercial desks
  • Computers
  • Cribs
  • Couches (upon approval)
  • Entertainment centers
  • Exercise equipment


  • Household items (e.g. dishes)
  • Loveseats / Recliners (upon approval)
  • Mattresses, Box springs
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Mirrors with no frame
  • Office desks
  • Oil-based paints
  • Siding or long building materials
  • Storm windows
  • Shower doors
  • Televisions / electronics

We won't take your donations?

Well, here's a list of other thrift stores in the area that just might!

VINE Home Thrift- 77 Star St, Mankato, MN 56001 507-387-2699

 MVAC – Again Thrift Store- 704 N Victory Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 507-345-2409

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center - 201 Star St, Mankato, MN 56001

Goodwill –   Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

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