For everyone who’s been emptying their closets while they’re stuck at home, there are finally some options to donate locally again.
Goodwill and New Life Thrift Store both reopened Wednesday, while St. Vincent de Paul Retail Thrift Store will be back in full swing Friday. The Salvation Army Thrift Store is waiting until June 3 to open again.
Each location has slightly different procedures, but all will be enforcing guidelines including distancing and a limited store occupancy.
For any questions on what can be accepted or other concerns regarding shopping or donating, please call the store ahead of time.
Shopping hours: 10 a.m. —6 p.m. Monday — Friday
Locations: 2916 West Parrish Ave., 42301 and 3241 Kidron Valley Way, 42303
Notes: Social distancing and sanitization guidelines enforced. Masks encouraged. Donations are quarantined for three days after being dropped off.
New Life Thrift Store
Shopping hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday — Friday; 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Saturday
Donation hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday — Thursday
Location: 1920 West 4th Street, 42301
Notes: Masks are required. Hand sanitizer ready for use and encouraged. Social distancing guidelines enforced.
St. Vincent de Paul Retail Thrift Store
Status: Opens Friday
Shopping hours: 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Tuesday — Saturday
Donation hours: 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. Tuesday — Saturday
Location: 200 East 18th St., 42303
Notes: Strict guidelines for sanitation, personal protective equipment and social distancing. Shoppers are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Drop off area for donations.
The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store
Status: Opens June 3
Hours: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m., Wednesday — Saturday
Location: 235 S Ewing Rd. 42301
Notes: Customers asked to be prepared with their own masks and adhere to social distancing standards. Donations will be accepted during business hours only beginning June 10. All donations must sit for a minimum of 72 hours. It is recommended that customers call before bringing donations to make sure they can be received due to a small processing area. Truck pickups will resume at a later date.
The Owensboro Health coronavirus hotline is available 24/7 by calling 877-888-6647. Call the hotline before seeking in-person care. More information from OH can be found here.
For the latest information and data on COVID-19 in Kentucky visit kycovid19.ky.gov or dial the Kentucky state hotline at 800-722-5725.
For the latest health guidelines and resources from the CDC, visit their website here.