Retail Stores Reopening May 12th!

We will be reopening our retail stores beginning Tuesday, May 12th. Our main focuses are safety and the essential services we provide to our community. We are committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, shoppers and donors.
Temporary Hours are:
• Sunday –Saturday: 10am-6pm
• Seniors 60 plus and High Risk/Special Needs Individuals: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9am-10am

Safety Measures

Safer Shopping Experience FlyerTo help minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus and other diseases to customers, donors, and employees in our Goodwill stores, we have implemented the following practices:
• Scheduled wipe-down cleaning process with EPA-approved disinfectants.
• Store-wide cleaning takes place every day.
• Extra attention is given to cleaning areas accessed by numerous people such as door handles, credit card keypads, and restrooms.
• Employees are encouraged to practice CDC-recommended prevention steps including washing their hands frequently throughout the work day, limiting close contact with others, and staying home if they are ill.
• All team members are required to wear a face covering. We strongly recommend customers wear a face covering while shopping with us.
• We are installing sneeze guards at cashier stations.
• We have 6-foot sections marked at cashier stations to help customers keep their distance from others.
• As needed, we are prepared to limit the number of customers in the store to help give everyone more space while shopping.
• We encourage customers and employees to practice social distancing whenever possible.
• We are asking donors to drop off items into the marked donation bins.
• We have increased sanitation and cleaning of donations.

We miss you and can’t wait to see you!!

Good Will Come

The coronavirus has shaken our world.

And like any challenge it’s teaching us how we can work together to overcome.
This lesson, however, is a new one for all of us – coming together, by staying apart.

For Goodwill this means closing stores, donation centers, and programs to keep our employees, customers, and clients safe and healthy.

This is a hard time for everyone, but what we know is that in times of crisis, Good Will Come.

Good will come when we see neighbors dropping off needed supplies to neighbors under quarantine.

Good will come when we hear of restaurants delivering free food to kids locked out of school lunch programs.

Good will come when we notice people using social media to connect others to needed transportation so they can go to a doctor or a pharmacy.

And we look forward to the good that will come when it’s time to reopen our doors for you to donate, shop, and help people facing challenges, build skills, find jobs, and grow their careers.

Until we can be together again, be safe and be looking for the silver lining because in these times of uncertainty…Good Will Come.

Click here to view the Good Will Come video.

 

Hold On To Your Donations

Donations

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent closing of our retail stores and donation centers, we ask you to save your donations to Goodwill until we are able to open our doors once again.

Because of your donations, GOOD WILL COME to our community by helping us to provide skills training and job placement services to people in need.

Please refrain from dropping off items at our donation centers as our communities come together by staying apart. We look forward to the day when our staff can welcome you, process your donations, and use them to transform lives through the power of work.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

COVID Update

As always, Marion Goodwill Industries is committed to the health and safety of our donors, shoppers, employees and program participants. These are unprecedented times; a time of great uncertainty for all of us and a new situation for local Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada as well.

At this time, it has become necessary to announce that:

As per the mandate of the Governor of Ohio, Mike Dewine, we are closing our retail stores effective March 24, 2020 and will remain closed until local officials say it is safe to reopen. We will continue to monitor mandates on an ongoing basis and update the community on any revisions to this timeline.

We regret that Goodwill’s closures will further impact the lives of people who are already feeling concerned for their health, finances and well-being. This has been a difficult decision, but we are following the direction of local government and public health officials in this unprecedented time.

We are all in this together. At a safe and appropriate time, we will resume our normal activities and work together to rebuild stronger, more resilient communities. We’ll share more information on when we will resume operations on our website and social media channels. We ask for your understanding and patience. Stay safe and healthy.

Bob Jordan
President & CEO
Marion Goodwill
Serving Marion, Delaware, Union, Crawford & Morrow Counties

 

Marion Goodwill Voluntarily Closing Retail Stores

Goodwill Customers,

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our Goodwill Retail Store’s will be closed to shoppers, effective Sunday, March 22, and until further notice.

We will continue to accept donations during limited hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and Noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

This situation is unlike anything our community has ever faced. Our first concern is the well-being of our employees, many of whom came to work for Goodwill because of an employment barrier that made finding a job elsewhere difficult, if not impossible.

The inability to operate our Retail sales floors has a significant impact on our entire organization. Over the next week, we are building a plan on how we can best move forward in the best interests of our employees and all those whom we serve. We are working with our employees to help them access information on their health and wellness benefits, while proactively working to reduce or remove barriers to any additional services they may need.

We urge our donors to continue donating their gently used items in the coming weeks. Goodwill associates will unload items from cars, without our donors having to exit their vehicles. Donors are also welcome to park and bring items to the donation door, while maintaining sufficient distance from Goodwill employees and each other.

Thank you for your continued support! Your donations and cash contributions help fund our job training programs and makes our mission of “Building Lives That Work” possible.

We will continue to post updates at mariongoodwill.org.

PrintBob Jordan
President & CEO
Marion Goodwill Industries – Ohio
Serving Marion, Delaware, Union, Crawford & Morrow Counties
Building Lives That Work

 

Letter From President & CEO, Bob Jordan

2011 MGI

Dear Customers and Donors,

Goodwill is taking every necessary step to prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 and protect our team members, program participants, community partners, customers and donors.

Our prevention steps follow the recommendations of the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and Goodwill Industries International.

At our stores and donation centers, we have taken great strides to ensure that our stores are cleaned and disinfected. You may see employees wiping down a doorknob that you just touched or wearing gloves when you checkout or donate. These measures, as we have all learned, are necessary to prevent the spread or exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Our stores and donation centers remain open, simply because we are needed.
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. Clothing, housewares and new products sold at our stores are products that many individuals and families in our communities rely on. The money generated through community donations and our Goodwill stores is the driving force for outreach programs that touch the lives of thousands of people. Without that source of funding, our outreach cannot happen.

As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we too may have to adjust our approach and response. Until then, we will continue to follow the guidelines that have been provided to us and maintain a safe and clean shopping environment.

Bob Jordan,
President & CEO
Marion Goodwill Industries – Ohio
Serving: Marion, Delaware, Union, Crawford and Morrow Counties

Save the Date!

Marion WheelAThon Flyer Cropped 2020

30th Annual Wheel-A-Thon
Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Tri Rivers Career Center – 10am
Featuring:
• Wheel Chair Relay Race
• Goodwill’s Annual Auction
• Spaghetti Dinner provided by The Warehouse
• Dale Claes’ Wheelchair Tune-up Service

For information contact Kathy at 740-223-3114 or info@mariongoodwill.org

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