Blue Donation Boxes

Have you seen these blue boxes around town and wondered what they were? Well, here's the information you've been looking for!!!

How it works

The Alachua Habitat for Humanity ReStore partners with Suncoast Textile Recycling to turn clothing and shoes into funds that we put directly into our mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Suncoast Textile Recycling brokers with partners world-wide (in places such as West Africa, Haiti, Honduras, and Mexico) to provide the much needed clothing and shoes to help victims of natural disasters and their homeless/disadvantaged populations.

Where to find AHFH donation boxes

Blue donation boxes are conveniently located throughout Gainesville. Check out our map to find one near you!

Why it works

Not only do your donations to the Blue Donation Boxes help you clean out your closets, but they help people around the world in times of crisis, divert waste from our local landfill, and help Alachua Habitat partner with more families to create decent, affordable housing here in Alachua County!!!

It's a win-win-win-win situation!!!

Are you interested in hosting a Blue Donation Box at your business? If so, send an email to for details.

Donations from Individuals

Remodeling, cleaning, downsizing or just getting organized?

Consider donating your excess household goods and building materials to our ReStore. We'll gladly take new and gently-used items off your hands and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing they helped support local families and didn't end up in the landfill!!!

All donations are tax-deductible and help us further our mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope right here in Alachua County!!!

Donation Drop-off:

Tuesday - Saturday (With the Exception of Holidays)

Drop-off: 10 am to 3:00 pm (Back Door Only)

2301 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32609

Donation pick-up:

Do you have a larger donation that you aren't able to bring to us? No problem!!!

We offer a free pick-up service that comes to your door to help you with your donated items.

Call 352-373-5728 or email to schedule a donation pick-up. Please call early to reserve your pick-up date!!!

Our Donation Trucks run Tuesday through Friday (With the Exception of Holidays)


  • Architectural Items
  • Appliances (Electric, In Working Condition, Under 7 years old)
  • Cabinets and Counter Tops
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses and/or Box Springs (Call ReStore for Details)
  • Doors
  • Fans
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Wall Coverings
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Tile
  • Sinks (White, Beige, Ecru, and Stainless Steel Only)
  • Carpet and Wood Flooring (Call ReStore for Details)
  • Tools
  • Windows and Screens
  • Housewares
  • Jewelry
  • Artwork
  • Books
  • Miscellaneous Items (Call ReStore for Details)


  • Anything that is torn, stained, broken, pest-infested, and/or has a lot of pet hair or odor
  • Appliances that are 7 years old or older
  • Appliances that are not in working condition
  • Baby Items, Furniture or Toys
  • Old or Opened Paint
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Medical Equipment
  • Musical Instruments
  • Unframed Mirrors or Glass
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Dishwashers
  • Shower Doors
  • Tires, Oil, or Automotive Parts
  • Gas Appliances
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Encyclopedias
  • Electrical Hardware
  • Sliding Glass Doors

For futher questions regarding donating items, please call us at 352-373-5728

Referrals for non-accepted items

  • Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center - 352-334-0440
  • Alachua County Waste Management - 352-374-5213
  • Leveda Brown Environmental Park - 352-334-0172
  • North Central Solid Waste Collection Center - 352-334-9875
  • Trademark Metal Recycling - 352-388-1918

Donations from Businesses

Our ReStore is owned and operated by Alachua Habitat for Humanity with all proceeds supporting the Habitat mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

For businesses, donating to the Alachua Habitat ReStore is a great way to move discontinued or excess stock, deal with gently used returns, and show your customers that you care about the environment and your community. Plus, we'll pick up your donated goods, which will save you time and money.

Your business can help by:

  • Donating merchandise that:
    • You would generally return to the vendor
    • You are no longer keeping in inventory
    • Still has value but would otherwise be disposed of
  • Asking your customers who are buying new, to donate their gently used old furniture and appliances when they receive their new purchase

We have FREE pick-up service available

To become a ReStore partner and/or request Counter Cards and Stand to display at your Register or Sales Desk, call 352-373-5728 or email

*All donations are tax-deductible*

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