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Thrift shop will take donations starting Tuesday

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store will begin accepting merchandise donations for resale from the public on Tuesday.

Donations will be accepted on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Thrift Store is open for shopping with the reduced hours of 10:30 a.m.-4:30 .p.m Tuesday-Saturday and with a limited shopper capacity.

Donations will need to be able to unloaded without staff assistance and placed into the appropriately labeled bin to ensure a contact-free drop-off. This will also assist with ensuring that all items can be properly transported and quarantined before processing and placement for resale in the store. During drop-offs all donors are asked to practice physical distancing and wear a mask following state mandates. Donated items will be quarantined before processing by staff and volunteers to ensure that all items are safe to place on the sales floor.

Staff and volunteers continue to adhere to additional cleaning, sanitizing, scheduling, and social distancing practices as recommended by the CDC and current safety regulations. The number of customers allowed in the store remains limited to reduce the risk of exposure. Markers are placed to designate 6ft spaced waiting areas for shoppers to enter the store or for waiting in line for check-out. Customers, as well as staff and volunteers, are required to wear a mask while on Thrift Store premises and shopping and follow CDC recommendations.

All customers are required to follow safe shopping procedures:

  • All staff, volunteers, and customers are required to wear a mask while on the Thrift Store premises and during shopping.
  • Store hours are adjusted; keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for current hours.
  • The number of customers allowed in the store is limited. Please expect a wait and be patient with other shoppers while waiting, and our staff and volunteers managing the entrance and exit.
  • Practice social distancing while shopping or waiting in line. Markers will be placed for checkout and entry lines.
  • Shields are installed at checkout locations for the safety of our customers, volunteers, and staff.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available for customers, volunteers, and staff at stations located at each door.
    Anyone exhibiting signs of illness is asked to stay home, including staff and volunteers.
  • Follow CDC recommendations at all times: Three W’s: Wear a cloth mask. Wait 6 feet apart. Wash your hands.