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Goodwill: Save your donations, don't dump them

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 17:19:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diegans staying at home may find themselves doing some early spring cleaning and amassing items ready for donation.

Hold on to those donations.

Goodwill San Diego says anyone with items ready to donate should keep them until they reopen. Currently, all locations are closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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"Currently, community members are leaving their donations at temporarily closed Donation Centers and Retail locations, creating a pile-up of product, looting and a safety hazard. We must work together to keep our properties and neighborhoods healthy, clean and safe," Goodwill wrote online.

Photos sent to 10News show piles up donations at various Goodwill locations in San Diego. "No Dumping" signs can be seen clearly posted at some donation areas.

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"Goodwill San Diego is asking community members to take this time at home to clean out their cupboards, closets, garages and save their sellable donations until we reopen. We will have a critical need then and will thankfully receive them at that time," Goodwill wrote.