We know you’re socially responsible and don’t want to  see landfills filled with quality items that can have a new life with someone else. On top of that you create the opportunity to provide low-price, quality shopping to the community as well as changing lives and neighborhoods in New Orleans. Restoration Thrift depends on donations from neighbors like you. When you drop off donations be sure to ask the staff for a donation receipt for your tax records. For a large donation contact us. We may be able to pick it up.  To donate a vehicle click here.

Restoration Thrift greatly appreciates gently used items. Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following items:

  • Items that do not work, are in need of repair or have been recalled
  • Baby walkers, play pens, strollers, swings, car seats, cribs
  • Box springs, mattresses
  • Large appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, cooktops, refrigerators, freezers, hanger microwaves, etc.)
  • Flammable liquids, used gasoline cans, propane tanks, oxygen tanks or hazardous waste (including household chemicals)
  • Food/perishable items
  • Paint
  • Trash
  • Christmas decorations are gratefully accepted from November 1 – January 15.

Your donation to Restoration Thrift is tax-deductible.  IRS code requires the donor to list the condition of items (good, like new, new, etc.) and the estimated value.  Items donated must be in “Good” condition to receive a tax deduction.

St. Roch CDC will provide a receipt upon request that meets the IRS written substantiation requirements for donations accepted at Restoration Thrift. For IRS guidelines please see IRS Publication 561 – Determining the Value of Donated PropertyClick here for a listing of average estimated values of items in good condition.  This list is for your guidance only in determining value of your items.