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. If you want to be sure that we will accept your donation before arriving at the store, please email with a picture of the item to be donated.

To schedule a pickup:

Please email with 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?) 

  • Pictures of all the items to be considered for pickup/donation

  • 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.

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.

We are currently taking all books.

Dimensional lumber, plywood, sheetrock, electrical and plumbing supplies, tile, flooring, 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

We accept functional interior and exterior lighting fixtures that are not too dated and with mounting hardware if possible, table top and floor lamps, and lampshades. We no longer accept 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.