St. Vincent de Paul of Waukesha County accepting donations at two locations
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Waukesha County non-profit is opening its doors for donations.
St. Vincent de Paul's retail locations are closed, but the Waukesha and Oconomowoc locations are accepting donations three days a week.
The drive-thru drop-off is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.
This is just part of line for drop offs at St. Vincent de Paul in Waukesha. As one of the few places accepting donations right now, they are receiving an enormous amount and have to limit hours. Hear from the organization at noon @CBS58pic.twitter.com/43v78TRo2G— Emily Thornton (@EmilyThorntonTV) May 7, 2020
On Thursday, May 7, dozens of people waited in line for several hours.
"About three hours," Greenfield resident Ryan Doss. "We are in desperate need to clear out some space in the house and this is one of the only spots that’s accepting donations, yeah, nothing really closer to me... but that’s okay. I don’t mind the wait, it's for a good cause."
The donations will help stock the stores before they reopen.
"Your donations will help people in need in our community for quite a while," said Rod Colburn with St. Vincent de Paul of Waukesha County. "There will be a lot of need in our community after this pandemic winds down and we can go back to our normal lives, that’s what we’re preparing for right now."
The retail stores plan to reopen May 15. More information can be found on the organization's website.