COVID-19 Update

UPDATE March 23, 2020

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHEASTERN PA STORES & DONATION CENTERS ARE NOW CLOSED

In order to keep our community healthy, all of our stores and donation centers are temporarily closed. You can still support us and find unique treasures at shopgoodwill.com/Scranton.

Our social enterprise of stores provides resources and opportunities for job counseling, training, placement and coaching for people with barriers to employment in our community. This makes our closure the more difficult, but necessary to protect the health of our associates, our donors, our customers and our community at this unprecedented time.

Once it is safe and appropriate to resume normal operations, we’ll be relying on your donations more than ever. We ask that you kindly save your donations or when we reopen. Please do not leave items outside of our doors as we are unable to collect them at this time. We greatly value your donations and do not want them to go to waste due to damage from the elements.

We encourage those who wish to help people in need in our community to visit our website at www.goodwillnepa.org, where we will gratefully accept your financial support. Stay safe, we’ll see you soon.

 

A message from our CEO:

At Goodwill Industries of NEPA, we rely on our community to support each other for the greater good.

We want to assure you that we are doing everything at our disposal to ensure the health and safety of our employees, those we serve, and our donors and customers. We are following all recommendations and best practices regarding COVID-19 preparedness as outlined by CDC, WHO, and the Commonwealth of PA.

As such, we are implementing necessary changes in our day to day operations in order to best serve our community.

  • All retail stores throughout our 11-county territory are closed until March 31, 2020, or until such time it is deemed safe to reopen.
  • As directed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Community Participation Supports and Small Group Employment programs are closed through 3/31/20.
  • Our community living arrangements, which provide housing to adults with disabilities, continue to operate. Intensive cleaning and disinfection protocols are in place to mitigate risks of COVID-19 and all unnecessary travel is suspended until further notice.
  • Intensive sanitation and disinfectant protocols are in place to mitigate risks of COVID-19 in all office settings.

Goodwill Industries of NEPA could not provide services to our individuals without the generous support of our community and the donations the community provides. We kindly ask that you hold your donations until March 31, 2020 or such time that we are able to safely reopen our stores.

And, while it is not business as usual in our retail or prevocational programs, you can still support us through shopping at Shopgoodwill.com/Scranton, or other options available on our website.

We urge you to stay safe by following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization!

Sincerely,
Kate Dempsey Jones
CEO