The Assistance League® of Phoenix (ALP) will reopen its Thrift Boutique, located at 7044 N. 7th Street on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The nonprofit has made several changes to meet recommended CDC guidelines. The store will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
They will be offering hands-free donations. Baskets will be given to all donors to fill up their donations and hand over. Donors will not enter the donation room. In addition, all incoming donations will be treated with a safe disinfectant fogger before being sorted, priced and put on the sales floor.
“We are very excited to reopen the Thrift Boutique,” said Aimee Runyon, CEO of Assistance League® of Phoenix. “We rely heavily on the revenue from the store to help fund our programs. With unemployment so high, we are expecting a significant increase in demand for our programs as soon as schools resume. If you cleaned out your closets during the Stay-At-Home order, we’d love your donations.”
Staff and volunteers working with the public and taking in donations will be wearing face masks and gloves. ALP will also limit the number of shoppers in the store and hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance. Door handles will be wiped down with disinfect every 30 minutes and carts will be cleaned after each use. Bathrooms and dressing rooms will remain temporarily closed.
“We now have social distancing floor signs that will help to keep shoppers 6 feet apart and we’ve added clear barriers at check out,” said Runyon. “We are implementing all the recommended precautions from the CDC, federal, and state government, to provide a safe environment for our staff, volunteers and customers.”
To see a complete list of items the Thrift Boutique accepts, visit: http://www.alphx.org/thrift-boutique-2/.
About Assistance League of Phoenix:
Assistance League of Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been serving the Phoenix area for nearly 60 years. The organization has 140 members and 350 community/corporate volunteers and is affiliated with a national Assistance League with 120 chapters nationwide. Last year, Assistance League of Phoenix members volunteered over 26,000 hours and raised over $1.4 million to serve over 20,000 children in the greater Phoenix community. For more information on Assistance League of Phoenix visit www.alphx.org.