Habitat for Humanity Cape Area is driven completely by the force of your generosity and donations.Although financial donations are crucial for us in order to achieve our goals; nothing can replace your time and effort. Your donations whether time or money are responsible for creating an opportunity for individuals, families, and organizations to come together and be a part of granting dreams and hopes of families in need. It is returning a favor for homeowners who were able to change their lives with us by helping families like their own to create a better living. It is a chance to change our community for the better.
How to Donate and Purchase Event Tickets
Option 1- Online
Click the button below to reach our secure donation and event ticket purchasing website and fill out the necessary information as requested. Thank You for your consideration in donating to our organization!
Option 2- By mail
Habitat For Humanity-Cape Area
2365 Rust Ave
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
A receipt will be mailed to you
Option 3 - ReStore Materials
Drop off used or new building materials, furniture, appliances, etc. at our ReStore Donation Center (2365 Rust Ave., Cape Girardeau) or call for pick up service at 573-651-9080.
Restore Donation Guidelines
Appliances: Refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, freezers (clean & in good working order).
Furniture: Couches, dining sets, dressers, bookshelves, end tables, beds (no rips, stains, broken parts or pet damage).
Building materials: Lumber, plywood, trim, fencing, insulation (preferably new or great condition).
Home décor: Picture frames, dishes, art, artificial plants.
Cabinets: Kitchen, bathroom, countertops — preferably with base cabinets (no water damage).
Lighting: Chandeliers, desk lamps, floor lamps (must be in working order).
Hardware: Hinges, doorknobs, nails, fasteners, electrical, plumbing, cabinet pulls.
Plumbing: Toilets, sinks, showers, tubs (like new and clean).
Flooring: New tile, laminate, carpet, linoleum, carpet tile, hardwood (enough to cover a small room).
Windows: Double hung, picture, bay (complete with all sashes, no broken parts).
Doors: Interior, exterior, bifold closet, French, sliding glass.
Lawn and Garden: Step stones, edging, soil, tools, accessories, and pots.
Ready to donate
Our donation center is located at 2365 Rust Ave.(in the front of building), and is open 9am-2pm Tuesday-Saturday. For larger donations, call to schedule a free pickup. We are happy to provide a donation receipt for tax purposes. By donating to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you are keeping good, reusable items out of the landfill and helping to build more Habitat homes.
Items we cannot accept
We greatly appreciate everyone who wants to donate to the Habitat ReStore, however we are not able to accept all items. Sometimes, the reason is related to safety concerns and other times it is for legal reasons or space constraints.
We also have found that we just can’t sell certain items (such as couches that have rips or stains and appliances that are older than your grandmother). When we do end up with these types of items, nobody buys them and we end up having to pay to dispose of the things we cannot recycle, repair or clean. This takes valuable time and money and inhibits our ability to raise much-needed funds for our mission.
We reserve the right to refuse items that do not meet our current donation guidelines and needs.
We cannot accept the following items:
Mattresses and box springs, baby items, hazardous materials and chemicals, clothing, used faucets, unframed mirrors and glass, TVs, dishwashers over 2 years old, used water heaters, guns and ammunition, lumber or trim under 6 ft in length or with nails, small quantities of tile or flooring, used tile or carpet, open paint cans, hospital beds, safety equipment, office cubicles, computers, bedding, holiday decorations, open/used roof shingles
Our Donation Ambassadors are here to make your donation experience quick and convenient. Please assist them in this effort by having your items easily accessible, preferably outside or in a garage, and ready to be loaded. If any single item weighs more than 300 lbs., please have a helping hand available. Our Donation Ambassadors cannot unhook appliances or do any deconstruction.