ReStore Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ReStore?
Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County ReStore (HFHBC ReStore) sells new and used building materials and home furnishings to the public at deeply discounted prices. All proceeds benefit HFHBC. Merchandise is acquired through donations from businesses and the public. Thousands of tons of perfectly good materials have been diverted from the landfill due to donations to the ReStore.
Is the Restore open to the public?
Yes! Anyone is welcome to shop at the ReStore during it’s open hours:
What type of payment does the ReStore accept?
Cash, Visa, Master Card, Discovery (sorry, no checks).
What does the ReStore sell?
Sale items may consist of, but are not limited to: cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures, hardware, roofing, carpet, tools, trim, doors, lumber, flooring, and windows. Check back often, our inventory changes frequently!
How are the items at the ReStore priced?
Materials sold at the ReStore are sold to the public at a substantial discount, 50-90% below retail value.
Where do items come from?
The ReStore accepts new and used home furnishings and building-related materials from individuals, contractors, suppliers, retail stores, remodelers, and property mamagers.
Can you tell me over the phone what specific items you have in stock?
We are not able to answer questions over the phone about specific items in stock. Our inventory changes too often and we simply do not have the manpower. Please visit the ReStore regularly to see what new items have come in since your last visit.
How often do you get new merchandise?
Our inventory changes often-we are receiving new items weekly, if not daily.
How do I donate an item?
If you have building materials or home furnishings in new or gently used condition, call us at (843) 572-9191. For more details, please check out the donations section.
Will you pick up items?
Yes, arrangements can be made to pick up donated items, especially if they are too large to fit in your vehicle. For more details, please check out the pick-ups section.
Where do the proceeds from the sales go?
Proceeds from the ReStore sales support the HFHBC ReStore’s primary objectives of building affordable houses and working with families in need.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Probably. Donations to the ReStore are tax dedectble to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult with a tax accountant or the IRS for a definite answer. We will provide you with a donation receipt, which you may use with your tax information.
Does the ReStore place a value on the items we donate?
No, the IRS requires the donor to place the value on your donations.
How can my business get involved?
There are many ways local businesses can contribute: financial donations, equipment donations, sponsoring a special event for the ReStore, place an ad for or with the ReStore, volunteer at the ReStore, donate materials, or shop at the ReStore. Do you have a unique idea about ways to help? Contact us and tell us about it.