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Remainder of Goodwill stores set to open in coming weeks

May 21, 2020

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio will reopen the remained of its retail stores and outlet in the coming weeks.

The following stores will open Tuesday, May 26 with abbreviated hours (10am-6pm):

·       Route 62 (2630 Atlantic Blvd., Canton Ohio 44705)

·       Chardon (425 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024)

·       Lee Harvard (4071 Lee Rd. Suite 110, Cleveland, Ohio 44128)

·       Garfield (12650A Rockside Rd., Cleveland Ohio 44125)

The Canton Outlet store will also open Tuesday, May 26, but with hours 9am-6:30pm:

·       Outlet (4379 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44718)

The following stores will open Wednesday, May 27 with abbreviated hours (10am-6pm):

·       Wintersville (103 Main St., Wintersville, Ohio 43953)

·       Carrollton (709 Canton Rd. NW, Carrollton, Ohio 44615)

Finally, on Tuesday, June 2, the following store will open with normal operating hours (M-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 11am-7pm)

·       Weirton (306 Penco Rd., Weirton, West Virginia 26062)

The Shaker Heights store will not reopen. Instead, the staff from this location will be offered positions at surrounding Goodwill stores and/or at the new, nearby University Heights location which is slated to open later in 2020.

As with all the stores now, Goodwill has taken steps to ensure the safety of employees, customers and donors by implementing the State of Ohio and West Virgnia’s business reopening plan along with recommendations from the CDC and other health organizations.

These steps in retail stores include adding shields at all cash registers, implementing 6-foot social distancing throughout the store, one-way aisles, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of hard surfaces and carts and all employees wearing masks.  For the safety of our employees and other customers, Goodwill requires customers to wear masks or face coverings while shopping in the stores. Exceptions are made only for customers with health conditions or children two years of age or younger.

The color tag sales will be temporarily suspended until mid-June. Good Points rewards will be honored, though. 

At each of these locations, Goodwill is operating ‘no touch’ donation centers. The ‘no touch’ donation centers will have designated bins outside of the facility for donors to use.

Donors are asked to not unload their donations while another donor is unloading their items. Instead, donors are requested to wait in their car until others are finished and have pulled away. Goodwill staff will not be assisting with the unloading of materials from vehicles and cannot assist with larger pieces.

There is no home pickup service available for donations. Receipts for donations given at the ‘no touch’ donation centers can be secured by logging onto goodwillgoodskills.org.

All donations will be stored for a minimum of 72 hours before being sorted and placed on the sales floor.