Goodwill Locations To Reopen for Donations
If you've been cleaning out those closets or the garage while in quarantine, things are probably piling up because you haven't had anywhere to take them. Goodwill of the Heartland locations have announced that they will reopen for you to take your donations, but there are, of course, some strict social distancing and safety guidelines to follow.
Starting today, Monday, May 11, locations open for donations only, include all Cedar Rapids stores, Marion, Iowa City, Coralville, Washington, Muscatine, Bettendorf, Davenport and Burlington. Exact locations can be found here.
Donations will be accepted on a "no-contact' basis. Please separate your clothing items from other items you wish to donate before taking them to your nearest location. You'll be required to wear a face mask when entering and note that donations will be quarantined, or held back for 3 days before being made available to sell.
Customers will be allowed in stores to shop starting Friday, May 15.
Hours of operation as of May 15 will be slightly reduced as well. They will open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. until further notice.
Again, face masks will be required for entry into the stores until further notice for donations or to shop. According to the Goodwill website, other precautions include plexiglass sneeze-guards at store registers are an additional precaution for the safety of customers and employees. A limit of 33 customers in the stores at one time will be enforced. Dressing rooms will not be open and drinking fountains will be turned.
You'll see a greeter at the entrance of the store, ready to welcome you and explain the new social distancing procedures, while also continuously sanitizing carts. All employees will be engaged in regular disinfecting and cleaning of the stores throughout the day.
Goodwill's website says "our goal is to be a leader in getting people back to work after this crisis has passed."