Several Goodwill locations in our area have re-opened this week and are ready to accept donations, but they are making changes to ensure items are safe to sell. We spoke with the CEO of the Southern Alleghenies stores. Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies has opened several stores, including the one in Richland this week.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, donation drop-off’s are looking a little different. Restrictions on the number of customers allowed inside isn’t the only change Goodwill stores have made to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Donations have changed too. Once donated, items won’t be sold right away. Brad Burger, President and CEO of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies says: “We have changed our procedures of the time difference between when we would accept a donation and when it would be processed on the floor. Those are ranging from 3 to 5 days depending on what the item is. All fiber filled products are sprayed as per State requirements and that was actually a pre-COVID-19 requirement for all fiber filled products.”
All sales are final, and Goodwill stores open throughout the Southern Alleghenies have limited hours. Some other locations in our area that have opened this week are Altoona, Bedford and Ebensburg. The Goodwill store in Somerset will be open Tomorrow.