San Carlos ReStore
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s ReStore in San Carlos is a home improvement store with great deals on new and used goods, including furniture, antiques, appliances, and more. All proceeds from every sale go to support Habitat Greater San Francisco’s mission to build and sustain affordable homeownership opportunities in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.
We are open to the public Tuesday through Sunday 10 AM to 5:30 PM (closed Mondays) and are located at 1411 Industrial Road San Carlos, 94070.
Schedule a quick donation pickup
Thank you for thinking of Habitat! As a social enterprise, we receive, process, and price donations to sell to the general public to raise money to support our affordable home ownership mission. Generally, we accept large and small items for residential use that are in great to excellent shape and in solid working order. Please see below for answers to many donation questions.
Our donation pick-up service is reserved for large, multiple items located in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.
We ask for the following monetary donations to offset fuel costs:
San Mateo $30
San Francisco $40
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco ReStore in San Carlos is the home improvement store that builds and sustains affordable homeownership. Our store is jam-packed with great deals on new and used goods, including furniture, antiques, cabinets, windows, doors, lighting, and much more. All proceeds from every sale go to Habitat Greater San Francisco to build more homes and revitalize neighborhoods for local families right here in Marin, San Francisco, and the Peninsula.
The ReStore is open Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5:30pm.
Yes! From homeowners to contractors to simply shopping browsers, all are welcome to shop at the ReStore.
ReStore sells new and used goods, including furniture, antiques, cabinets, windows, doors, lighting, and much more.
All proceeds from every sale go to Habitat Greater San Francisco to build more homes and revitalize neighborhoods for local families right here in Marin, San Francisco, and the Peninsula.
Yes. We ask donors to confirm that appliances are in 100% working order, and appliances that have been tested in store are labeled.
All appliances have a 30-day return policy with original receipt.
The ReStore is a volunteer-run organization, so we can’t guarantee that someone will be available to provide loading assistance. We suggest you bring someone to help you if you know you plan to buy large or bulky items.
Unfortunately, no. We don’t have the volunteer capacity to deliver, but we can refer you to services our customers recommend.
We love help from volunteers! Please check out our volunteer positions.
Our volunteers help ease our operational costs and keep our overhead cost down so that more of the funds raised at our ReStore go to support Habitat Greater San Francisco's mission to build and sustain affordable homeownership opportunities in Marin, San Francisco, and the Peninsula.
Nationally, the ReStore program is one of the largest sources of unrestricted funding for Habitat, second only to the mortgage repayments we receive.
New volunteers who arrive late or miss the volunteer orientation and important safety information cannot be permitted to volunteer.
As the ReStore is a very busy retail store, we rely on volunteer timeliness to help ensure that ReStore operations run smoothly and efficiently. Volunteers may leave early with prior permission from the Volunteer Coordinator, ReStore Manager, or Assistant Manager.
However, experienced Regular Volunteers who work with limited staff supervision can arrange their schedule with a manager beforehand.
We welcome volunteers who need to complete community service hours. As a 501(c)3 Nonprofit, we can verify your service hours for school or court. There are some limitations to court-ordered community service. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Regular Volunteers who serve 50 hours qualify for a 20% merchandise discount. However, merchandise must be available to the public for one working day before a volunteer may purchase it.
Regular Volunteers also earn tshirts, ReStore-branded materials and invitations to social events, and much more, as part of our Milestone program.
To become a regular volunteer, sign up to volunteer at habitatgsf.org/get-involved/volunteer and speak with a staff member on site about becoming a regular volunteer.
We accept new or gently used furniture, home decor, appliances, tools, and more. Please see our donation criteria guidelines.
You may drop off donations Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-3:30pm.
Donated materials must be screened and approved prior to drop-off. Please drive under the blue awning and volunteers will help you unload and provide a tax receipt. Donations of awkward and/or heavy items may require an appointment for drop-off.
If your donation fits in your car, we ask you drop off your items at the ReStore as our pickup service is limited to pre-approved items that are too large for standard vehicles.
If you have a move-out deadline or demo date schedule, please plan ahead so we can make sure we can accommodate you.
Yes, donations to the ReStore are tax deductible. A donation receipt is given at the time of your drop-off or issued to you by our driver if we do a pickup.
While the ReStore does not offer tax advice, we do provide information on the tax rules and other resources available for donors. Tax rules differ depending on the value of donated merchandise. Be advised that if a tax deduction on a gift is to be taken, the Internal Revenue Service has regulations for filing tax-deductible contributions valued at $250 or more. If the value of the donation is greater than $5,000, an independent appraisal is required and Habitat staff is required to sign the IRS Form 8283 acknowledging receipt of the gift. To be accepted by the IRS, the appraisal must be made no more than 60 days before the date of the contribution and before the due date of the tax return.
The donor is asked to present the appraisal and completed IRS Form 8283 to Habitat at the time of the gift. The form will be returned to the donor with proper signature.
For additional information, please review the IRS standard on determining the value of donated property and Charitable Contributions.
No. IRS regulations do not permit us to place a value on your donations, although we provide you with a receipt verifying that you made a donation.
For tax purposes, the value of your donation is decided by you and your tax professional.
Please read the IRS website's guide to determining the value of donated property
All proceeds from every sale go to support Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco's mission to build and sustain affordable homeownership opportunities in Marin, San Francisco, and the Peninsula.