If you decluttered during coronavirus, you’ll want to know this: Goodwill has reopened
If you have been decluttering and tidying up like Marie Kondo while sheltering in place, we have good news for you: Goodwill Southern California reopened 21 stores this week and they are accepting donations with contactless drop-off.
Spokeswoman Marla Eby said Goodwill plans to gradually reopen additional stores in the weeks to come, with freestanding donation centers reopening at a later date.
Many drop-off centers were so overwhelmed with donations during the pandemic that the nonprofit was forced to appeal to Los Angeles residents to stop leaving their unwanted items at storefront entrances.
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If you would like to donate something, here is how contactless drop-off works:
· All donors and employees must wear face masks
· Customers will place items in donation bins themselves
· All donations will be isolated for 72 hours
· Social distancing is required
· Receipts will be emailed
For shoppers, there are new safety measures in place, including daily health checks of employees, cleaning, plexiglass guards at registers, temporary closure of fitting rooms and restrooms, social distancing, limited customers, touchless payment and shopping cart sanitation.
“With unemployment skyrocketing due to the COVID-19 crisis, the community needs our employment services more than ever,” said Patrick McClenahan, president and chief executive of Goodwill Southern California. “With health and safety our top priority, we look forward to welcoming back our shoppers and donors as they discover great treasures while helping our neighbors find jobs.”
Here are the stores that reopened this week. All are accepting donations except the USC store, due to space limitations:
3150 N. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles
16970 Bear Valley Road, Victorville
4200 Chino Hills Parkway, Chino Hills
1600 Colorado Street, Glendale
6343 San Fernando Road, Glendale
13245 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne
3133 W. Florida Ave., Hemet
79640 Highway 111, La Quinta
4575 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz
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