With COVID-19 closing the Catholic Charities Thrift Center, ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults), our social justice program serving youth who have aged out of foster care, has had to find other resources. Erik Goodlett, project manager, has established a relationship with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to help out during this challenging time.
While the ReStore cannot do pickup and delivery currently, donations can still be made by taking items to the Prices Corner location at 3312 Seminole Ave., Wilmington, DE 19808-6162.
Donations hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5p.m. They will accept furniture in good shape with no tears and kitchen electronics in working condition as well as other kitchen and household items. They will not accept linens or any “plush goods” (like pillows) nor mattresses.
When you donate, give your name as “Donator” and ILYA as “Business” on the form you will be asked to fill out. Make sure your email address is clear and correct so you can receive the email receipt that will be sent. We need that receipt in order to get credit that allows the youth to go “shopping” for free when they are moving into their first apartment. When you get it, forward the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or need help getting donations to the ReStore, please contact Erik at 940-597-8678. Thank you for thinking of ILYA with things that will help a young person set up their first apartment. It really helps!