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Donation guidelines are strict. Appliances must be complete and in 100% working order. Dishwashers must be less than 5 years old, and all other appliances less than 10 . Other items must be in good shape, and in useable sizes. For example, pipe must be at least 5' in length. Plywood and sheetrock must be at least 1/2 sheets; lumber in full lengths, carpet unstained — and no shag carpet. For details on the guidelines, see below.
Your contributions are welcome . . . and needed. Pickup of items is available, and every donation helps toward providing adequate housing to those in need.
Calcasieu Area ReStore is located at 3960 Gerstner Memorial Drive, Lake Charles, La 70615
To make a donation, drop it by the store, or call the ReStore at (337) 310-1771 to arrange for pickup


We accept dishwashers less than 5 years old, clean and in 100% working order. All other appliances 10 years old or less, must be clean and in 100% working order with no missing parts. We will test them when they are brought in and if they do not work, will not accept them. Please include owners manuals if you have them, as they add value to your donation.

Building Materials

We accept lumber, siding, soffit, and roofing.


We will take cabinets in complete units. They must have doors, shelving, display racks, etc.


We accept doors if they are in GOOD condition only. They must not have holes, cracks, rot, etc.


We accept electrical parts, wire, plugs, plates and the hardware associated with electrical wiring.


We accept fans if they are complete and in working condition only.

Flooring material

We DO NOT accept shag carpet, but will accept carpeting if it DOES NOT have stains or worn areas. We will accept vinyl flooring, but NO SCRAPS, PLEASE!! We will accept any amounts of tile.


We accept furniture in good condition, with no holes, tears or stains. If you have questions Please feel free to call and ask.


We accept hardware for doors, cabinets, nails, screws, door knobs, hinges, etc. Almost all types if it's not rusty.

Household Goods

we will take all types of non hazardous house hold goods


We accept all light fixtures in working condition. No ballasts with pcb's.

Lumber • Plywood • Sheetrock • Trim

We accept full and1/2 sheets of plywood. We accept full lengths of lumber. We will accept trim in smaller pieces, but not less than 4 feet long. Please, no rot or nails sticking out of lumber.

Mirror • Glass

Mirror and glass is accepted if certain conditions apply. Please call prior to donating these items.

Paint • Wallcoverings

We will take full containers of water based paint purchased from a paint store! NO LEFTOVERS! We cannot take toxic, hazardous substances, (i.e. pesticides, powders, paint thinners, or other chemicals). Wallpaper is taken in full-unopened rolls.

Pipe • Pvc • Metal • Copper

We accept 4' and over of any type of pipe, and all supplies and fittings.


We accept tubs, sinks and vanities if they are in good condition and clean. We accept commodes only if they are in working condition and are the low flush (1.6 gallon) type. They must be very clean!! We will not take a dirty commode under any circumstance.

Roofing Material • Gutters • Canales

We accept all types of roofing material such as rolled roofing material, tar, metal roofing, bundles of new shingles. We also accept roofing gutter/canale materials that are in full pieces and are not rusty, bent up or damaged.


We accept all hand and power tools in working condition.

Windows • Screens

We accept DOUBLE PANE windows of all types if the glass is intact. Most windows will show use, even if they are newer. If they are casement type, we appreciate having the hardware and cranks.
Open Hours:
Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Donation Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Only Donation drop offs/pick ups will be allowed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
(337) 310-1771
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3960 Gerstner Memorial Drive, Lake Charles, La 70615

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