Goodwill of North Georgia closing 25 donation centers temporarily

Goodwill North Georgia announced 25 donation centers will be close Thursday until further notice. An announcement by the nonprofit emphasized that the closures are not permanent and donations shouldn’t be left at the closed locations.

Credit: Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Credit: Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Goodwill of North Georgia will close 25 donation centers Thursday for one to two months.

Director of Public Relations Tenee Hawkins said the closures are a result of an overflow of donations. The donation center closures will give employees an opportunity to prepare for an increased number of customers returning to Goodwill stores, she added, which is an indication that the holiday season will be busy.

Donations shouldn’t be left at the closed locations. Many of the donation centers to close are a short driving distance from other locations. Hawkins said signs for the nearest location will be posted outside closed centers.

Goodwill has 67 stores in north Georgia and 56 donations centers. Sales at Goodwill stores help fund 13 career centers for people seeking job training.

Here is a list of the donation centers that will temporarily close in metro Atlanta:

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