What happens with my donation? Does it go into a home built by Habitat?
Material donations are not used in Habitat-built homes. Instead, our ReStores sell them at low-cost to the public. The ReStores generate a valuable revenue stream that enables Habitat for Humanity Seminole-Apopka to build more decent, affordable housing for hard-working, low-income families.
Your donation not only helps support the construction of Habitat homes, it also helps reduce the costs of home-improvement for other homeowners in the Seminole County and Greater Apopka community. Plus, this past year, our ReStores diverted over 5,200 tons of reusable items from area landfills.
Do the ReStores repair donated items and materials?
Unfortunately, we currently do not have the resources to consistently repair or touch up items, which is why we prefer lightly used donations that are in good, working condition. If you have questions about whether your item will be accepted as a donation, please feel free to give our donation hotline a call at 407-215-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickups are scheduled Monday through Saturday. On average, we schedule about a week out in advance and sometimes longer in the busier seasons. To stay efficient, we organize our routes based on zip code, so we appreciate your patience as we work with you to fit your donation into our rounds.
How soon can you come pickup my donation?
Our drivers will provide you with the necessary paperwork when they come to pick up your donation. If you are unable to be present for your pickup, please let us know in advance an appropriate place to put the receipt at the pickup location. Legally, Habitat cannot appraise your donation(s), so all donors must fill out an estimated value for their donation(s) on the receipt. Please keep in mind that you are required by law to fill out IRS Form 8283 for any donation you value at $500 or more. Any donation with a total value of $5,000 or more must also be professionally appraised.
How do I count my donation as a tax deduction if I have scheduled a pickup?
If you have to cancel or re-schedule a donation pickup, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other donors. To cancel a donation pick-up, please call 407-215-2000.
What happens if I need to cancel my pickup?
Donations are accepted at the following locations Monday-Saturday:
- Casselberry ReStore | 345 Semoran Blvd, Casselberry, FL 32730 (until 6pm)
- Sanford Restore | 1100 Americana Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773 (until 5pm)