Goodwill to reopen donation centers, stores in King, Pierce counties

Goodwill to reopen donation centers, stores in King, Pierce counties

Including Kent, Auburn, Federal Way locations

Goodwill will reopen donation centers and retail stores in Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Maple Valley, Bonney Lake and Sumner.

King County donation centers will open Wednesday, June 10 and retail stores Friday, June 12. Pierce County donation centers will open on Monday, June 8 followed by retail stores on Wednesday, June 10. King County has been approved for a modified Phase 1 and Pierce County has been approved for Phase 2 under Washington’s Safe Start plan, according to a Goodwill news release.

King County stores/donation centers include:

• Auburn

1519 Auburn Way S

• Maple Valley

27077 Maple Valley Black Diamond RD SE

• Federal Way

32521 Pacific Hwy. S.

• Kent

25814 102nd Pl SE

• Kent Outlet

315 Washington Ave S

Pierce County stores/donation centers locations include:

Bonney Lake

21153 WA-410

Sumner Blue Boutique

926 Main St

(Store Only; Open June 15)

All operations will strictly follow the COVID-19 safety and health requirements for retail operations, as communicated by Gov. Jay Inslee.

“We are very happy to reopen our retail stores and donation centers and welcome back our shoppers and donors,” said Lori Forte Harnick, president and CEO of Goodwill of the Tacoma-based Olympics and Rainier Region. “We are following all government guidelines and have put together a thorough plan to promote a healthy and safe environment for all who enter our facilities.”

Store traffic will be limited to 30% or less of the building occupancy for Pierce County locations and 15% or less for King County locations. All customers will be required to use cloth face coverings while in the stores and to practice appropriate social distancing during their shopping experience. Signage to help customers follow protocols will be displayed prominently throughout the stores.

Goodwill stores provide a great option for people looking to stretch their dollars during this challenging time.

“Family budgets are tight now,” Harnick said. “In addition to welcoming back all our loyal customers, we hope people who have never shopped our stores will visit for the amazing selection of items at a value price.”

The donation centers will operate a no-contact donation process. Donors will be asked to unload items from their vehicles and place them in bins provided by a Goodwill attendant. Due to social distancing practices, furniture and other large items will not be accepted at this time. All new donations will be put in quarantine for a minimum of 72 hours in accordance with guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“We know many people have been gathering their gently-used household goods to donate for several weeks now and we look forward to giving those items new life in the hands of our Goodwill customers,” Harnick said.

Donors and shoppers directly impact the mission of Goodwill and the ability to serve the community. Thanks to the proceeds generated by retail stores, Goodwill is able to provide crucial education and job training and placement services to the public free-of-charge. These services are needed now more than ever as displaced workers seek new jobs and a way to recover their economic livelihood in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Goodwill currently provides services online to people in need via Goodwill Connect – its new Digital Work Opportunity Center. More information can be found at: www.goodwillwa.org

For a list of all locations and operating hours, go to goodwillwa.org/shop.


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