Guidelines for donations

Thank you for your interest in donating!

Your donations to the COVER Store help fund urgent home repair and weatherization projects across the Upper Valley.

Donations need to be clean and in good to excellent condition and must be approved by a staff member during business hours. Please email if you have items other than those listed below that you would like to ask about or to schedule large donation pick-up.

If you are leaving a message requesting a pickup please include the following information:

  • the physical address where the item is located (any travel or box truck complications? Muddy roads, tight driveway?)

  • where the item is located in your home (3rd story, narrow stairs, low ceilings?) 

  • send pictures of all the items to be considered for pickup/donation via email

  • a phone number 

  • any potential time restrictions/sensitivities involving your donations  

We will respond to your inquiries within 48/72 hours. All donations are subject to refusal upon being seen in person. 

Please review the information below to learn more about the donations that we accept. 

We accept both propane & electric appliances, cooktops and ranges, refrigerators less than 15 years old, dishwashers less than 5 years old, clothes Washers and Dryers, hot water heaters and wood stoves. Large item pick-up is available for select items. Call above for information.

We accept framed artwork, sculpture, and frames and collectables in good condition.

Books are currently being accepted only on Mondays between the hours of 11 am and 4 pm.

Donations have to be in good condition. Please, no torn or missing pages, no covers separating at the spine, no water damage, no mouse pee or mildew. Dust jackets in decent condition.

When we do accept book donations, we will accept the following types of books:

1. First edition, recent hardcover fiction, in near-new condition.
2. Leather-bound classics.
3. Children’s picture books in good to excellent condition.
4. Eastern Religion and Exercise (Buddhism, Taoism, Tai Chi, Qi Gong)
5. High-end crafts (jewelry making, wood turning, glass-blowing, ceramics, iron working, etc.).
6. Outdoor New England (skiing, hiking, trails).
7. Natural histories.
8. North America nature ID (trees, birds, mammals, minerals, flowers, etc.).
9. Art History, Collections, and creating visual art.
10. How-To DIY Home and Garden.
11. Memoirs, biographies, & autobiographies.

We do not accept:

Text books, encyclopedias, romance novels and mass market paperbacks, motivational, diet books, family & relationships, sports, Fodor’s travel guides, business and economics. No foreign language (unless it is sign language).

Dimensional lumber, plywood, sheetrock, electrical and plumbing supplies, tile, flooring, siding, roofing, rigid insulation, clean, dry packaged fiberglass insulation.

We accept kitchen and bathroom cabinets, countertops in good condition.

We accept interior and exterior doors, door hardware and new or replacement windows. Please no peeling paint.

Tables, chairs, chests, bureaus, side tables, coffee tables, china cabinets,  bookcases, recliners, upholstered furniture (no stains, rips or obvious wear), and beds/mattresses (no stains, less than 5 years old).

We accept kitchen appliances, countertop microwaves, pots & pans, cutlery, sets of dishes, unique & interesting glassware, shades with complete hardware

We accept functional interior and exterior lighting fixtures that are not too dated and with mounting hardware if possible, table top and floor lamps, lampshades, CFL and LED light bulbs.

We accept only paint direct from retailers, brushes, rollers, drop clothes.

We accept stainless steel, cast iron, and porcelain kitchen sinks, bathrooms sinks, and low volume flush toilets, kitchen and bathroom faucets.

We accept hand tools, power tools, gardening tools, sporting equipment, and automotive tools. 

Lawn mowers, snow blowers, vacuums, and more are also welcome.