March 26, 2020 10:15 a.m.
Southern Oregon Goodwill is not taking donations from the public while their doors are closed.
Director of Marketing and Community Relations Julie Fletcher said that affects stores in Roseburg, and Sutherlin along with other locations in southern Oregon. Fletcher said the closure is due to this week’s Executive Order from Oregon Governor Kate Brown.
Fletcher said during normal times, Goodwill accepts community donations because they are the lifeblood to its retail model. She said without on-site staff, if people leave donations it becomes an act of illegal dumping as Goodwill cannot control the damage that might happen due to weather or looting.
Goodwill has illegal dumping signage posted advising that leaving items after hours is prohibited. Under Oregon Revised Statutes doing so could result in a fine of $1,000.
Fletcher asks that donors hold onto their donations until Goodwill stores can reopen.