The Salvation Army has announced they will be closing their fundraising thrift store because of the city’s stay at home order.
The store, at 1737 South Campbell, will remain closed as long as the city is under a stay at home order. They will also not be accepting any donations at the store during the stay at home order.
While the store is closed, the Army is in need of specific donations for those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Army is seeking donations of:
- Nonperishable Food – Food items must be packaged in sturdy cans, boxes or bags. Avoid items packaged in glass. Acceptable items include: canned meals (soup, stew, chili), tuna (or other canned meats), boxed instant meals (mac and cheese, Hamburger Helper), peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned beans, pasta and spaghetti sauce, rice, cereal, healthy snacks, flour and sugar.
- Gift Cards: To local grocery outlets or places which provide for critical needed items.
- Baby Supplies: Formula, food, bottles, pacifiers, diapers and wipes.
- Hygiene Products – Purchased and unused items such as hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors, deodorant, hairbrushes and combs, and feminine hygiene products.
- Cleaning and Sanitizing Items – Antibacterial spray (such as Lysol), antibacterial wipes, bleach, dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent.
- Personal Protective Items – Gloves and Face Masks
- Paper Products – Paper towels tissues, and toilet paper.
Donations of the listed items can be dropped off at the Salvation Army center at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway in Springfield.