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Goodwill stores ready to reopen starting with donations

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Posted at 10:41 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 01:47:33-04

Goodwill Industries of South Central California announced that following two months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home order set by Governor Newsom, it will be starting a phased reopening to the public on Memorial Day.

The first phase will only be accepting donations at select stores with a modified process to ensure the safety of employees, donors and return customers.

Goodwill will have modified store hours Monday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The second phase will begin with select stores opening on Saturday. Customers and donors are encouraged to check social media for the latest updates regarding specific store locations.

The new donation process is as follows:
1. Donors must wait in their vehicle for their turn to unload
2. Donors will place their goods in the donation bin themselves
3. Goodwill employees are temporarily unable to help unload donations to help minimize person to person contact
4. Furniture donations and larger items will not be accepted until further notice
5. Donation receipts will be available at the donation cart

“I want to take this time to thank all of our employees, donors and customers for your patience as we navigate through this season of rebuilding,” said Jake Slayton, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of South Central California. “Our 260 employees, 70% of whom have barriers to employment, are ready to welcome back our community and move forward together.”

For updates, visit www.thegoodwill.org as well as on Facebook and Instagram.