Goodwill to Park Van Outside Shuttered 79th Street Store for Donations on Saturdays

The Goodwill store at 217 West 79th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam West closed on Monday.

But Goodwill plans to park a van in front of the former store  every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on Dec. 22. “The van will park there indefinitely depending on donations collected,” writes Jose Medellin, Goodwill’s director of communications.

We wrote about other spots where you can donate items here.

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    1. Elisabeth Anderson says:

      That’s interesting. Seems like they really didn’t want to close down. They were there such a long time. A friend went there often.

    2. Shirley says:

      Took new sheets(still in poly bags) a few years ago & was told very unceremoniously that Goodwill didn’t accept ‘used’ linens! They were NEW from the company I worked for at the time. Left with them under my arm and never went back!

      • lynn says:

        The same thing happened to me regarding sheets, but it was at the 72nd/B’way store, and there is always a woman hanging out in front who asks for specific articles of clothing from the bags I bring in regularly, and she was thrilled to have the new sheets! There must be an alternative place to drop off items like this. Anyone know?

    3. T says:

      This GW was great! I brought a ton of things when I moved, got tax receipts for everything. Everyone was always nice there.

    4. Linda Harris says:

      Good Will’s ‘Curated’ store was very unique and quite marvelous. It will be missed. About 3 years ago I became a dedicated shopper there and stopped purchasing clothing anywhere else, except at an UES consignment shop! Born on the UWS, I used to browse in Charivari and as an adult, lived in Italy and later did market analysis for The Italian Government’s NYC fashion dept. office. I bought many fab designer & European brands of hardly worn & new clothes in that Good Will. It was truly a treasure trove!