Habitat’s ReStore can help you salvage and save while supporting your local community at the same time!

Habitat’s trained volunteers can carefully remove items such as your kitchen cabinets and countertops. Rather than go to the landfill, salvaged materials find a second home through Habitat ReStore. Proceeds from your donation help fund building and repairing homes for your neighbors in need. We will provide a receipt as your donation may be tax-deductible. Our staff members are fully insured.


Cabinets must have been installed after 1980 due to Lead Laws. For cabinets older than 1980, Habitat ReStore may still be able to pick-up the cabinets for donation and provide you with a receipt.


  1. Read over our Deconstruction Frequently Asked Questions below.
  2. Fill out our deconstruction form linked below, and we will get in touch with you shortly!
  3. We will evaluate your project and schedule a mutually convenient timeline for the project.
  4. Our trained Deconstruction volunteers arrive as scheduled to carefully remove the agreed upon items. We will leave your site clean and ready for the next phase of your project. You will receive an itemized inventory of everything salvaged for your *tax records. Salvaged items will be taken to the Madison or Clark County Habitat ReStore for resale.

*Donors are responsible for determining the value of your donated materials. IRS regulations prohibit charitable organizations from establishing or affirming the value of contributions. If the value of your donation is five thousand dollars or more, the donor is responsible for hiring a third party appraiser whose signature will be required on the IRS form 8283. The appraisal must be performed prior to the uninstallation of items.

Deconstruction FAQs

On what days do you perform uninstalls and deconstruction?

We perform uninstalls and deconstruction on Mondays and Tuesday.

How long do uninstalls and deconstruction take?

The length of time necessary for a kitchen deconstruction varies with each project. After you submit your request for deconstruction, a staff member will call to discuss your project and determine the time frame necessary.

Do I need my contractor to disconnect the plumbing and electrical before you arrive?

We can disconnect all plumbing and electrical necessary to remove the kitchen cabinets, counter tops, appliances and related items.

How far out are you booked?

While we can sometimes schedule the same week that you call, we are more often than not booked out at least a week. Scheduling your uninstall two weeks ahead of time will allow for you to reserve the date that is most convenient for your schedule.

Will you provide me with a receipt for the items donated?

We will send you a receipt of all items donated by email the same day as your project.

Who will come to uninstall my cabinets and appliances?

Our volunteer staff that has been specifically trained for kitchen deconstruction will uninstall and remove these items from your home.

What other items can you remove while there?

We can remove cabinets, counter tops, appliances, sinks, light fixtures, vanities, doors and other small items if time allows. We can also accept furniture the same day if space on the truck allows.

Building homes takes so much more than hammers and saws and drywall. It takes people like you who are willing to reach outside themselves and touch the lives of others.

Take a moment to explore our volunteer opportunities to see where you might like to serve.

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By donating to Habitat, you join us in our effort to help local families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

There are many ways you can give as an individual, a club, a business, or a church. Explore “Ways to Give” to find out more.