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


 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



Power tools must be in working condition, with batteries/chargers


 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 of shades (unless new in box)
  • Bifold doors
  • Bathroom Sinks/Vanity tops (unless with cabinet)
  • Chemical solvents
  • Clothing
  • Commercial desks
  • Computers
  • Cribs
  • Couches
  • Entertainment centers
  • Exercise equipment


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

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