Arc Thrift Stores still collecting food and other items

Arc Thrift Stores, including the new location in Grand Junction, remain closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The organization remains open, though, and accepts donations at its 31 stores and 15 donation stations in Colorado of nonperishable foods and soft goods to help people in need.

Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Staff will pick up donations from cars and quarantine items for 72 hours or more.

As part of a food drive, Arc Thrift Stores is collecting canned foods and dried goods. Donations also are sought of gowns, masks and scrubs as well as cleaning supplies and sanitizers in addition to bedding, clothes and household items.

In Grand Junction, the Arc Thrift Store is located in the East Gate Shopping Center at North Avenue and 28 1/4 Road.

Based in Denver, Arc Thrift Stores fund advocacy efforts for people with intellectual and development disabilities and also is one of the largest employers in the state of people with those disabilities. For more information, visit www.arcthrift.org.