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Donate Materials

Salvaged materials are given a second life, rather than becomming waste in a landfill.

You could build a house with what people throw away!

ASWD accepts donated, used and new/surplus materials to distribute through its warehouse for community development. 

Anyone can donate: individuals, contractors, distributors, manufacturers, corporations.  Donors may claim a charitable tax deduction for the estimated fair market value of their donation.

ASWD also accepts financial contributions to fund special projects. Home Repair Workshop Programs, and needed improvements to our warehouse. Donors may claim a charitable tax deduction for their donation.

For deconstruction and donations of materials:
Call Executive Director
Tom Friesen


ASWD will call you with a pick up time and date. All items must be a street level and accessible. ASWD has the right of refusal. You will receive a donation slip at the time of pick up.

Please review the list of acceptable materials before requesting a pick up of your donation.

Drop of Location:
The ASWD Warehouse
4885 15th St.
Detroit, MI
Only during business hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 Am. – 5 PM
Please do not leave items in front of the warehouse when we are closed.

Acceptable Materials:

Listed below are some EXAMPLES of materials that we accept, but please contact us if there are items that you would like to donate that you don't see listed here.

Appliances – Only those in working condition

  • Ranges
  • Cook Tops
  • Ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washers
  • Dryers


  • Kitchen Sets
  • Bathroom Vanities
  • Medicine Cabinets
  • Counter tops


  • Lighting
  • Light Fixtures
  • Light globes
  • Ceiling Fans


  • Ceramic Tile
  • Vinyl Tile
  • Wood


  • Toilets
  • Bidets
  • Sinks
  • Faucets
  • Shower Units
  • Tubs
  • Jet Spray Tubs



  • Shingles (Full Packs Only)
  • Rolled Roofing/Paper
  • Siding (New Only)
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts

Antiques – all kinds – Please call Tom Friesen to confirm.

NON – Acceptable Materials

  • Non-working Appliances
  • Ducting of Any Kind
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • Lumber/Moulding if it is less than 4 feet in length
  • Paint
  • Hazardous Materials

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