Goodwill NCW asks public to hold donations

MENASHA, Wis. (WKBT) – Goodwill NCW’s retail stores, training centers, and donation drop-off locations are temporarily closed.

In addition, the company is not accepting donations until its centers reopen.

“As we all stay home and do our part to keep our communities safe, please remember how important donations are to Goodwill,” said Chris Hess, Goodwill NCW president and CEO. “The average donation creates more than three hours of job training and opportunity. As people clean and organize homes, we will absolutely need donations – but not just yet. We will be back open soon and will appreciate that support as we anticipate the need to be even greater when we emerge from this temporary shutdown.”

With donations centers closed, items left outside donation doors are exposed to the elements and can be damaged or ruined, creating unnecessary waste.

Goodwill NCW will reopen when the Safer at Home order that is in effect until April 24 is lifted and will post updated information about its reopening on its website (goodwillncw.org) and on social channels. A list of all Goodwill donation centers can be found at www.goodwillncw.org/donate/where. Donation bins have been temporarily removed from business’ parking lots.

“The impact of the temporary shutdown of our retail stores and training centers will be substantial, and community-based human service organizations like Goodwill will be essential to our response to this crisis and the challenges we face locally and statewide,” Hess said. “We are bracing for an increase in individuals needing services and are pressing ahead to meet those needs, but we need the communities’ donations to do so.”

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