The Assistance League Thrift Store reopens with limitations and new requirements in place 

The Assistance League Thrift Store had a soft opening last week to test the waters. There are new requirements in place.

Masks are mandatory and hands are sanitized at the entrance. There will be no more than 10-15 people allowed in at any one time. Time allowed in the store will be 30 minutes maximum, and there will be no donations accepted at this time.

The assistance exterior

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The Assistance League Thrift Store has put safety precautions in place

First Vice President of Membership Gail Duncan says, “This week the Assistance League Thrift Shop will be open on Thursday, July 2nd, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th. After this week until further notice, we will be open as we slowly re-start Thursdays and Saturday, again 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It is important to also know, besides masks, only 30 minutes per person, 15 people at a time; we are not letting children under 12 years old in the Thrift Shop.”

The assistance inside

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Only 15 people will be allowed to shop at a time

Gail says, “In future weeks, we will be sending out an ‘email blast’ regarding when we will begin to accept donations and return to our normal hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but we are not there yet. Stay posted.”

The best suggestion for the moment is to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that shoppers are put on the client list, or to sign up when you are in the Thrift Shop.

The Assistance League Thrift Store is located at 547 Catalina St. For more information, call (949) 494-6097 or visit