Habitat For Humanity Menominee River

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ReStore FAQ

Are all the items you have for sale donated?

No. While most of our items are donated, we do buy different accessory items.

I can't pay for all of my purchase now, do you have a layaway or hold option?

Yes. Our layaway policy is 10% down or 10% whichever is greater. We will hold an item for up to two weeks. After two weeks, you must contact us to extend the time for an additional two weeks.

If we do not hear from you within the timeframe specified, your deposit will be considered a donation and the items on hold will be placed back on the floor to be sold again.

If I buy a big item, can you deliver it for me?

Yes. We offer delivery services for items purchased. The charge for delivery will vary based on distance from the store. The starting charge is $15 for local areas around the stores. Please call either location to get more information. 

I have items to donate, do you have anyone who can pick them up? 

Yes. The Kingsford store offers pickup service on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings between the hours of 8 and noon. The Iron River location offers pickup service on Tuesday mornings between 8 and noon.

Do you take TVs?

We DO NOT take older TV's. If it is a flat screen, working and considered resellable, we will accept it.

Do you know when a specific item will come in? 

At both stores, we have a "I am looking for" board. If you leave your name and phone number on the board, we will try our best to contact you when specific items come in. This is not to say we will hold an item for you as we operate on a first come, first serve basis.

Can I take a tax deduction for my donations? 

If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you may be entitled to claim a charitable deduction for your ReStore donations. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a taxpayer can deduct the fair market value of household goods, used furniture, books and so forth. Fair market value is the price a willing buyer would pay for them. Value usually depends on the condition of the item. By law, a charity cannot tell you what your donated items are worth. This is something you must do yourself. To assess "fair market value" for your donations:

  • Consult a local tax advisor who should be familiar with market values in your region
  • Review the following tax guides available from the IRS

Determining the Value of Donated Property — defines "fair market value" and helps donors and appraisers determine the value of property given to qualified organizations. It also explains what kind of information you must have to support the charitable contribution deduction you claim on your return. (Publication 561)

Charitable Contributions — explains which organizations are qualified to receive deductible charitable contributions, the types of contributions you can deduct, how much you can deduct, what records to keep, and how to report charitable contributions (Publication 526)

Noncash Charitable Contributions — applies to deduction claims totaling more than $500 for all contributed items.  If a donor is claiming over $5,000 in contribution value, there is a section labeled “Donee Acknowledgement” in Section B, Part IV of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 8283 that must be completed. The form and instructions are available on the IRS site and can be accessed through this link, IRS Tax Forms.  A member of the management staff must verify that the donation receipts match the completed form and fill in the date of donation/s in this section.  In addition, ReStore's name (Habitat for Humanity Menominee River ReStore), store address and identification number (38-3095570) must be completed. Management staff must also provide their signature, title, and the signature date.  Finally, a copy of completed Form/s 8283 should be forwarded to the Merchandise Analyst.

IRS Links for Forms and Instructions — IRS Tax Forms Form 8283 is used to report information about noncash charitable contributions.   Form 8282 is used to report information to the IRS and donors about dispositions of certain charitable deduction property made within 3 years after the donor contributed the property.

ReStore will be happy to provide a receipt as substantiation for your contributions in good used condition, only on the date of the donation.




Habitat Office
113 S Milwaukee Ave
Kingsford, MI 49802
(906) 779-5377
hfh@habitatmr.com

ReStore Kingsford
113 S Milwaukee Ave
Kingsford, MI 49802
(906) 774-2867
Mon-Sat 9-4
Closed Sundays

ReStore Iron River
211 West Maple St
Iron River, MI 49935
(906) 214-5005
Tues-Sat 9-4
Closed Sun-Mon

restore@habitatmr.com

 

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