Goodwill reopening dozens of stores in north Georgia today

Goodwill reopening dozens of stores in north Georgia today

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — For the first time in weeks, you can now drop off donations at Goodwill locations.

Many of you have been clearing out old items while being stuck inside during the pandemic.

Stores closed on March 23 and began a phased reopening earlier this month. But the store asked residents to hold off on donations.

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Channel 2’s Sophia Choi found people already shopping at Goodwill stores.

“The shelves are teaming with stuff right now,” said DeKalb County shopper David Feldstein.

Soon the shelves will be stuffed with even more items because collections starting at all of north Georgia’s 50 donation centers.

“You don’t get out of the car at all. Leave it, don’t even have to roll down your window. Just pop the trunk, our folks will go in and take everything out and leave your receipt,” said Keith Parker of Goodwill of North Georgia.

Feldstein loves Goodwill but says stores reopening is kind of a double-edged sword.

“People criticize people for getting out. And I understand why they do that,” Feldstein said. “ You need to be home but some of us are extroverts and being home alone all these weeks is really difficult and spending 10 minutes in the store doing retail therapy is kind of useful right now.”

Goodwill said it deep cleaned and sanitized its stores and the merchandise.

Stores open at 10 a.m.

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