We appreciate you thinking of Hancock Co. Habitat’s ReStore for your donated items! Unfortunately, at times, we are unable to accept your generously offered item(s) due to condition, over-stock / space limitations, health reasons, etc.
We hope to offer solutions to those customers and would suggest the following alternatives (click on each name to be redirected if the company has a website). Please call ahead as each organization’s guideline for acceptable items may be subject to change.
H.O.M.E. • Orland • (207) 469-7961- Dedicated to keeping and enhancing the quality of life for low-income and homeless families. HOME operates six shelters throughout Hancock County. The shelter and learning center staff work closely together with those staying in the shelters to help them get what they need to become independent.
EMAUS SHELTER • Ellsworth • (207) 667-3962 – Provides a safe and comfortable environment for homeless men, women and families in need of temporary shelter who are willing to work towards ending their homelessness. With PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY (no drop offs), the shelter may accept twin and full mattresses.
CLOTHES CLOSET [run by the Lamoine Baptist Church] • Ellsworth • (207) 460-1576 (Bonnie Moretto) – Community Organization accepting clothes for all ages, baby needs (strollers, car seats), senior needs (walkers, canes) as well as linens, toys and children’s books.
SEACOAST MISSION • Bar Harbor • (207) 288-5097 – Provides spiritual, health, and youth development programs including running an annual home a repair/weatherization program with applications distribute to Mission clients of the food pantry and the emergency fuel assistance program. The Thrift shop for the Seacoast Mission is now closed. Alternate suggested sites:
2nd to None • Main Street, Ellsworth • 207-667-1129 – Drop boxes: Southwest Harbor in the parking lot of the Foodmart; Town Hill at LE Norwood; Bar Harbor in the Hannaford parking lot. To benefit the SPCA of Hancock County.
All in One • Seal Cove Road, Southwest Harbor •207-244-0280
YWCA • Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor • 207-288-5008
Goodwill • Downeast Hwy., Ellsworth • 207-669-6321
THE ARK THRIFT SHOP • Blue Hill • (207) 546-3484 [Cherryfield shelter phone #] – Benefiting the animal shelter, the shop carries dog-and-cat-related, bric-a-brac, craft items, hardcover books, household goods, small kitchen equipment and appliances, jewelry, bedding and towels, pictures and mirrors, small furniture, tools and toys.
COASTAL RECYCLING • Hancock • (207) 422-6766 – Accepts typical paper recyclable items as well as clear glass, #2 plastics, scrap metal and ‘white goods’ — stoves, washers, etc., – FREE (items with Freon will cost $20/ea.). Coastal Recycling also takes the following for a small fee computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, rubber tires, other Universal Waste items such as fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, batteries of various types, and all mercury containing devices .