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NORFOLK, Va. – June 2020 – Hope House Foundation’s Thrift Shop, at 1800 Monticello Avenue in Norfolk, will reopen to the public on July 6. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Masks and face coverings will be required to enter the store. Customers will enter through the back door adjacent to the parking lot, and everyone will be asked to practice social distancing while shopping. The fitting room will be closed.

Donations will be accepted Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11 am and 4 pm. There are no donation pickups or deliveries during this phase of the reopening. Hope House Foundation Thrift Shop staff will clean and sanitize donations and store them for 48 hours before placing merchandise on the floor to sell. The store will also be sanitized daily for the protection of staff and customers.

All proceeds from thrift shop sales benefit Hope House Foundation. Since 1964, the nonprofit has worked on the frontlines of the battle for independence, community inclusion and true citizenship for people with developmental disabilities. The organization provides individualized supported-living services for adults exclusively in their own homes or apartments. Currently, serving more than 125 people in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Hope House is known as an innovator and leader in the field, and in 2008, it received the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities national award for full community inclusion. In 2012, it was named ANCOR Foundation’s Service Provider of the Year. For more information, visit www.hope-house.org.

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