Goodwill Welcomes Employees and Customers Back to Stores Beginning May 1

Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30, 2020 —Under the guidance of government and health officials, Goodwill of Colorado will re-open all stores in its southern and western territories on Friday, May 1— excluding Goodwill’s West Store (2304 W. Colorado Ave.), which will open Friday, May 29 and Durango Store (1230 Escalante Rd.), which will open Friday, May 15. Goodwill’s temporary retail and attended donation center hours are 10 AM to 6 PM daily.

“Goodwill has worked diligently to create a safe reopening plan that gets our valued employees back to work, keeping in mind the well-being of everyone at each location, especially those most vulnerable,” said Goodwill of Colorado President and CEO Karla Grazier. “We are excited to re-open our doors and, in turn, open new doors to opportunity for Coloradans in need. The mission we deliver has never been more vital than it is today.

“Our store re-openings will further support life-changing programs for military veterans, seniors, youth, and individuals with developmental and economic challenges. And we are still operating our essential programs with virtual learning opportunities and other innovative approaches so we can keep changing lives.”

Goodwill is following the government’s strict new safety guidelines, which include:

    • Social Distancing Decals on Sales Floor (six feet apart)
    • Limited Number of In-Store Customers
    • One-Way Shopping Aisles
    • PPE Used by Staff
    • Temporary Closure of Dressing Rooms
    • Frequent Disinfecting of Public and High-Touch Areas (e.g., tables, countertops, shopping carts)

Additionally, Goodwill welcomes donations of clothing, household items and other gently-used goods and, in partnership with the state’s Emergency Management Office, is accepting donations of non-perishable food, masks, scrubs, fabrics and cleaning supplies. All Goodwill donation attendants are using face masks and gloves, as instructed by the Colorado Department of Health.

Visit DiscoverMyGoodwill.org/Open for more details—including store locations.

About Goodwill of Colorado

Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado and Goodwill Industries of Denver (collectively known as Goodwill of Colorado) provides career development resources for more than 100,000 Coloradans with disadvantages each year—including military veterans, seniors, youth, and individuals with developmental and economic challenges. Through its thrift retail operations, donations, corporate partnerships and recycling processes, Goodwill has worked for more than a century in Colorado to ensure individuals have access to career and life pathways that allow them to live to their fullest potential. Visit DiscoverMyGoodwill.org and GoodwillDenver.org to learn more.


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