We Depend on Your Donations

Donate your items, your time as a volunteer, or donate your entire house. Take a look at what we can and cannot accept, and give us a call at our retail store with any questions.

How to Help

Donate Your Items
Donations of building materials are considered charitable contributions and may be tax deductible.

Material donations are accepted at the retail store Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

We also pick up donations of value. There may be a small service fee to pick up, depending on items and location distance. Visit our Retail Outlet page for a list of accepted materials.
Donate Your Time
Do you have an interest in helping the community, the environment, and people? Volunteer with Building Value for! Our volunteers have a tangible impact on the environment, historic preservation, the affordability of remodeling, and the quality of the local workforce. Interested in helping? We'd love to hear from you.
Make a Financial Gift
As a nonprofit organization, Building Value appreciates your financial support of our mission. Gifts can be made at the store or online.

Your donations to Building Value impact real people, right here in Cincinnati

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Contact Us to Donate Materials

Please give us a call at (513) 475-6783 or email us to have your donation approved and schedule a pickup or delivery time.

Materials We Accept

  • Kitchen & bathroom cabinets, free of damage beyond simple repair. Please include all doors and drawers, ideally intact
  • Particle board cabinets in very good condition

Appliances in good working order:

  • Refrigerators
  • Ovens
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Stoves – gas & electric
  • Dishwashers
  • Working hot water heaters
  • AC units
  • Small appliances
Lumber & Trim


  • Any lumber and trim over 4′ that is in good sellable shape.
  • Plywood that is at least 4′ x 4′
  • Aluminum screen doors with complete frame
  • Commercial doors
  • Hollow core pre-hung doors in reusable condition
  • Hollow core panel doors
  • Residential security doors with or without frame
  • Solid wood doors

All windows must be complete with a frame

  • Double thermal pane vinyl, wood & aluminum
  • Thermal pane with seals intact
  • Single panel wood sash windows and windows that have been repaired
  • Picture windows up to 32 sq. ft.

We request that you call ahead for larger windows


Kitchen and bathroom sinks – free of chips, cracks, deep scratches, and severe staining


Bathtubs and shower pans – free of chips, cracks, deep scratches, and severe staining


Toilets and urinals – free of chips, cracks, deep scratches, and severe staining


Laminate and engineered flooring in the box or used in resalable condition
• Vinyl flooring larger than 10′ x 10′
• Hardwood flooring in reuseable condition
• Flooring tile in reusable condition

  • Lighting – New and used light fixtures in good usable condition
  • New in the box light bulbs
  • Sorry, no fluorescent bulbs can be accepted
  • Bricks 
  • Concrete block
  • Garden pavers
  • Kitchen tile (full boxes only)
  • Bathroom tile (full boxes only)
  • Tile – flooring and wall tile, new and old, in resalable condition
  • Bird baths
  • Tools
  • Planters
  • Tomato fencing
  • Patio furniture
  • Arbors
  • Flowerpots and urns
  • Decorative yard art
  • Sundials
  • Firepits

We accept banisters, newel posts, and handrails that can be reused in residential properties. Stairs and spiral stairs in good condition


Everything Else
  • Ceiling tiles (2’x2′, 2’x4′) (accepted at staff discretion)
  • Drywall/sheetrock in full or half sheets
  • Other sheet goods larger than 4’x4′
  • Fluorescent lighting fixtures (NOT bulbs)
  • Hardware
  • Indoor/outdoor lighting
  • NEW Carpet
  • Office furniture (accepted at staff discretion)
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Hand and power tools
  • Wooden window blinds and wooden curtain rods
Sorry, we cannot take
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Computers
  • Curtains
  • Cultured marble
  • Used lightbulbs, fluorescent bulbs, and ballasts
  • Mini-blinds
  • Non-working appliances
  • Paint, oil paints or stains
  • Plain hollow-core doors
  • Shower doors
  • Tires
  • Unframed mirrors or glass
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Used carpet

If it’s not listed, feel free to give us a call.

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