A Guide To Buying And Donating At The Dorchester Habitat ReStore

Jan 1, 2021 | Blog

There’s a used furniture store in Dorchester that you may not know about, but it likely has everything you’re looking for, and then some! Here at Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, we’re proud to host the city’s ReStore – a local home improvement outlet that sells new and used furniture and other supplies to the public. We’re open six days a week, and anybody can come in buy used furniture, donate pieces they don’t use anymore, or shop around if you’re seeking something for a project or special need at home.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore – or what we like to think of as the best-kept secret Dorchester furniture store, with quality items for sale and modest prices throughout!

Open For Business!

We are currently open to the public six days a week, from 9 am – 7 pm every Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.

When it comes to shopping, you can come at any time while we’re open, as we’re proud to provide affordable housing solutions that include cost-effective furniture and home goods for everybody around the Summerville community. You don’t need a membership card or anything like that; come into our store location at 101 Greyback Road in Summerville, and we’ll happily help you find what you’re looking for as best we can.

You can also donate your old used home furniture or other household items at that same ReStore location too! Currently, we accept donated new and used furniture, building materials, appliances, lighting fixtures, and other home goods at our Habitat for Humanity ReStore center. We then turn around and sell the donated goods to raise money to build homes as part of our work as a charitable organization pushing for more affordable housing in and around the Summerville area. We’re proud of what we do as a local non-profit organization here in the Dorchester and Summerville area, and we’re excited to have you join us — whether as a shopper, a donor, or in any other way!

What To Donate – And What To Leave Behind

As part of our long-standing work towards promoting affordable housing, the Habitat ReStore allows individuals in our area to donate new, easily, and gently used household goods and building materials that otherwise might go to waste or neglect if not being used. In turn, those donations fuel our ability as a charitable organization to provide volunteer opportunities in Summerville and construct new homes for those in need within our local community.

By donating your new or gently used furniture to ReStore, you help become part of the solution towards reducing fossil fuel consumption and creating a more sustainable community. Better yet, you’re directly helping someone in your own backyard on their path towards first-time homeownership. So great!

Currently, Dorchester Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts Donations of functioning appliances and gently used furniture and other home goods, including home décor, building materials, kitchen, and bath fixtures, cabinets, countertops, doors, windows, electrical and lighting, new carpet, new tile, new plumbing, architectural items, functioning HVAC and AC units, hardware, books, DVDs, CDs, clothing, cars, boats, RVs, and storm windows. That’s quite the list!

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept the following: alcohol, anything with mold, automobile tires, bicycle or motorcycle helmets, baby items (car seats, cribs, strollers), children’s swing sets, console TVs and stereos, cut pieces of drywall, elbow or knee pads, firearms, ammunition, flares, furniture that is ripped or in need of extreme repair, garage doors or garage door openers, hazardous materials, homemade tapes, hot tubs, items with strong odors, live plants, animals, fish, or birds, mattresses or box springs, oil-based paints, paint, perfume or cologne, pesticides, pools, siding, tires, toxic materials, trampolines, tube television sets, unframed mirrors or glass, used ductwork, waterbeds, or weapons of any kind.  

If you have any questions about whether we could accept an item you were seeking to donate, please call us: 843-871-1159. You can also click here to schedule a charitable organization’s donation pickup completely free of charge.

The Importance Of Buying Local

It’s never been easier to buy local than it is with our super-affordable, easy-to-navigate Dorchester furniture store. And the best part is, everything you buy directly leads to an improved neighborhood and community around you! All the dollars you spend on furniture and other gently used items at the Habitat ReStore are directly pumped back into the community through our work as a charitable organization producing affordable housing for those in need. You can spend money, pick up something you enjoy that’s new to you, and feel good about doing it, the whole time knowing your dollars are staying in your home city and working to make things better for everyone actively.

Your Community, Your Opportunity

It’s never been easier to have an impact on Dorchester and Summerville than it is working through us – whether you’re simply a buyer or seller, or you wish to do more, too, like volunteer to assist our home-building efforts. We’re proud to be among the most popular volunteer organizations around the area, offering a meaningful physical outlet to those seeking to give back. Our Habitat for Humanity ReStore is run entirely on charitable donations and the people wishing to re-purchase those items, so that alone is a testament to the long-standing generosity of Summerville residents. For that, we are so thankful.

If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to come on out to the Habitat ReStore and meet us! Bring along some gently used furniture or other home goods you’d be able to donate, and help your neighbors in need while feeling good about helping our charitable organization here in Summerville, SC. The Habitat ReStore wouldn’t ever have worked if our donors weren’t so consistently gracious, and we look forward to having a positive impact on the lives of so many more people in the area, thanks to your continued generosity and magnanimity.

So if you haven’t yet, and you’re interested, get involved! There are so many ways to impact the Summerville area with our charitable programs, whether through volunteer opportunities, buying our gently-used home goods, or donating some yourself. We can’t wait to meet you and work together on improving this community; a little more and more each day!


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