HARRISBURG, Pa. – Goodwill Keystone Area announced it has temporarily stopped collecting donations throughout its service territory until at least Sept. 15, 2020 in order to get current inventory sorted and out to the organization’s retail locations.
While collections of donated goods are temporarily halted, Goodwill’s 44 retail stores remain open. And, to help move inventory and open up storage capacity at its donation centers, Goodwill has a number of new job openings in its processing department that can accommodate flexible schedules.
“Our community has been incredibly generous over the past few months bringing us donations, and they continue to pour in,” Rick Hill, Goodwill Keystone Area’s president and CEO, said. “Because of this overwhelming support, we need to temporarily stop collection of donations so we can sort through the overabundance of goods, move items to our stores and free up needed space.
“It’s a good problem to have in one sense because the large quantity and quality of donations can be sold to help fund our mission of providing critical job-training programs and services for people with disabilities and other barriers to independence,” Hill said. “Our full donation centers have also created job opportunities at Goodwill and include flexible schedules that so many families are in need of these days.”
The new job listings include full- and part-time sorting and processing positions for various shifts. A listing of these jobs can be found at yourgoodwill.org/employment.
“We encourage those who may be looking for work to check out these job opportunities,” Hill said. “We also encourage you to stop by our stores where you can discover some great finds at very affordable costs. And, for those who have donations over the next few weeks, we ask that you hold them until we reopen. When we do, we’ll gladly accept all that you have saved for us.”
About Goodwill Keystone Area
Goodwill Keystone Area serves 22 counties in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. As a nonprofit, 75 percent of revenue is generated from the sale of donated goods in our retail stores. This revenue directly supports our mission to help people with barriers to employment build skills, find jobs and grow careers. We do this by offering job training, career development and education services to those in need. Now, more than ever, these services are critical to help Pennsylvanians get back to work. To learn more, visit yourgoodwill.org.