The spring-cleaning bug is in the air, and nearly everyone’s caught it. But those oversized or heavy items can really put a kink in your decluttering agenda. Habitat HM is here to be your hero in a hardhat with our free indoor donation pickup.
What is our free indoor donation pickup?
Habitat HM doesn’t think donation items should be limited to what you’re able to carry outside your home. We noticed a need for donation pickup for items that are too heavy for you to safely handle on your own.
Items we accept:
- Home furniture (dining table, sofas, bed frames, etc.)
- Office furniture (bookshelves, desks, chairs, etc.)
- Appliances (fridges, washer/dryers, microwaves, etc.)
If you don’t see the item that you want to donate listed here, give us a call at 905-828-0987 ext. 427 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All items we accept must be in new or gently used condition to ensure we’re able to resell your donation.
Who will be picking up my donation?
Our team of highly-trained volunteers work with care to ensure your items for donation aren’t damaged during the pickup process and that we leave your home in the condition we found it. This means no dents or scratches from moving furniture and no mess for you to worry about after we leave.
Our pickup team provides quality service and works with professionalism to make sure that your experience donating with Habitat goes as smoothly as possible. It’s important to us that after your donation pickup you feel good not only about your contribution to our organization, but also about your encounter with our team.
Why should you use our indoor donation pickup program?
Habitat is the only not-for-profit organization that offers free donation pickup. With the introduction of our indoor pickup program that’s entirely free of charge, our goal is to make donating your items to Habitat as easy of a choice for you as possible.
You get a charitable tax receipt
Donating your items to a charity is an extremely rewarding experience, but we understand that not many people want to turn down the chance to make a quick buck.
That’s why we want to share some of your generosity back with you. We’ll provide a tax receipt for the value of your items, with no minimum donation value. Giving to Habitat gets you something back in return.
You’re making a difference
When trying to get rid of items within your home, it can be the easy option to set it out by the curb and be done with it. But when you make a furniture donation to Habitat, you’re helping to build affordable housing right here within our community. When we pick up your donated item, we bring it to our ReStore where the net revenue from items sold goes back into our build fund.
Our Burlington ReStore location has partnered with Halton Region to help ReFurnish the homes of individuals in our community in need of a hand-up. Most people impacted through our ReFurnish program are found through Halton’s Housing Stability Fund, whose main goal is to prevent homelessness. Now that they’ve found permanent accommodation, many of these families and individuals are in need of items to furnish their home. They’re allotted a subsidy to spend on furniture in our ReStore – that’s where your donation comes in.
To you, your dining room table might be outdated and out-of-style, but after it’s purchased from our ReStore (or given to someone in need through ReFurnish), the same piece might be the table a family shares their Thanksgiving dinner around. Your donation makes a real difference to that family.
Why do we do it?
Seeing as we’re the only not-for-profit organization offering free indoor donation pickup you might be asking yourself – why?
We want to help
First and foremost, Habitat recognizes the importance of all jobs being executed safely and correctly. That extends to moving or lifting heavy items. Using improper form can result in severe injury to you, and that’s what we want to avoid. With proper training and experience, our team of volunteers will take care of moving all items, so you won’t have to lift a finger.
At Habitat, we also recognize that not everybody is able to move their items outside their home. We believe that every person should be able to make a gratifying contribution to support our mission, unhindered by age or ability.
We want your donation
Ultimately, our goal at Habitat is to maximize the amount of affordable housing we’re able to build within our community. Your donation helps us do that.
Not only will your items end up in the home of a family who will value and appreciate it, it will also save your furniture from its fate at the landfill. While it might not seem like it, every item that’s diverted from ending up in the trash helps protect our environment. On a large scale, donations like this make a big difference.
Let us help you by offering free indoor donation pickup so you can save money, provide a family with a new item for their home, support Habitat’s build fund and help divert unnecessary waste from our landfills.
How do I sign up?
- Decide which items you want to donate and snap some pictures.
- Fill out this online donation form, making sure to check off that you require an indoor donation pickup. Once we receive your submission, we’ll get in touch with you to provide the waiver for signature.
- Get ready for our team! We’ll arrive with a smile and all necessary tools for transporting your items. Shortly after your donation pickup, you’ll be emailed a tax receipt reflecting the value for your items.
Areas we serve:
Outside of these locations?
If you’re outside of the areas we serve, there are still many other organizations that accept and value your donation.
Furniture Bank is a charity that accepts new and gently-used furniture donations and delivers them free of charge to families in need. Their pickup service is available for items outside your home, but it does come with a fee, starting at $100. A free alternative is their furniture donation drop off.
They service the GTA, including: Pickering, Markham, Toronto, York, Vaughn, Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville.
Find out more information here.
The Salvation Army is an organization that supports vulnerable people across Canada. They accept a variety of goods for donation including antiques, clothing, electronics, furniture, housewares, books and toys. They don’t offer a donation pickup service, but you can find the store or drop bin closest to you using their store locator.
The Salvation Army has locations in: Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton, Toronto, Georgetown, Burlington, and Hamilton.
Visit their website for more details.
Diabetes Canada works to fund diabetes research and supports individuals living with diabetes to enable them to achieve their full health potential through equal access to necessary care. They offer a donation pickup service that generally accepts clothing, but some other items are also welcome. Some accepted furniture items include small appliances, small tables and dining chairs. You can see a full list of accepted items here.
For more information, click here.