The Assistance League of Phoenix’s Thrift Boutique is open again but has made some changes to protect staff members, volunteers and the public due to the Coronavirus crisis.
This non-profit organization has made many changes to meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Hands-free donations are being accepted so donors will not enter the donation room. Baskets are being given to all donors to put their items in and hand over to the thrift store. All donations brought to the site will be treated with a safe, disinfectant fogger before being organized, priced and placed on the sales floor.
Staff members and volunteers who work with the public and accept donations are wearing face masks and gloves. The organization also is limiting the number of shoppers allowed in the store. Hand sanitizer is available for people to use at the entrance. Door handles will be cleaned with disinfectant every 30 minutes and carts are being cleaned after every use. Dressing rooms and bathrooms are temporarily closed.
The boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7044 N. 7th St. Assistance League of Phoenix has 140 members and 350 community/corporate volunteers and is affiliated with the national Assistance League. Last year Assistance League of Phoenix members volunteered more than 26,000 hours and raised more than $1.4 million to assist more than 20,000 children in the Valley. To learn more about the organization, visit alphx.org.