We recently received a letter from Habitat for Humanity letting us know that they are seeking donations of furniture, housewares and decor for their store. Habitat for Humanity has used the Johnson Team Moving Truck in the past and is a wonderful non-profit organization in Whatcom County.
If you have items you need to get rid of our are consider donating the Bellingham Habitat for Humanity Store would love to take them off your hands. Habitat for Humanity has helped 150 Whatcom County residents with affordable housing in 36 homes since its founding in 1988. Donations to their store are important as it helps them provide customers with reasonably priced items, and in turn proceeds are used to support their mission and partner families.
Here’s some donation guidelines from their website to help you better decide if your donation fits their needs:
Habitat For Humanity accepts gently used furniture, appliances, building supplies, housewares, décor, and many other items.
Items the Habitat Stores Does NOT Accept:
- Small amounts of: carpet, wood and vinyl flooring
- Small amounts (less than 4 ft.) of: lumber and siding (no nails or screws)
- Small amounts of tile (less than 10 square feet)
- Particle/pressboard furniture or cabinets
- Paint that has been opened
- Old tube style televisions
- Toilets – used
- Windows larger than 4’x4’, damaged, or metal framed
- Bi-fold or hollow core doors – used
- Shower doors
- Unframed glass including mirrors
- Household and Garden Chemicals and Cleaners
The following products cannot be accepted unless manufactured under current lead standards and are certified as “lead free” by the manufacturer:
- Hot water heaters
- Other plumbing supplies used to carry drinking water
Items Habitat will accept at the Store but not pick-up:
- Items weighing over 160lbs (Our pick-up crew often includes volunteers who are not experienced in moving heavy objects)
- Entertainment Centers (we will not accept any items that are not solid wood)
- Desks (cannot be made of anything other than solid wood)
- Pool Tables
- Pianos and Organs
- Exercise equipment
- Non-working appliances
If you have questions about donating items, dropping off items or scheduling a pick up. Visit the Habitat for Humanity Store website today!