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North Kent Connect accepting "touchless" donations

Posted at 2:17 AM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 06:19:00-04

ROCKFORD, Mich. — North Kent Connect is opening their donation area for the first time in months and in order to accept "touchless" donations.

Participants are invited to drive up their cars with bagged or boxed items and put them in designated areas for volunteers to handle.

The group is looking for gently used clothes, household goods, any small appliances that work, and even toys; however they won't take mattresses, furniture, washing machines or t-v sets, according to Claire Guisfredi, executive director for the organization.

"Please know that when you donate to North Kent Connect, the proceeds stay right here in northern Kent County," Guisfredi told FOX 17. "The items that you donate will be sold in our thrift store which will open sometime in June. And the proceeds from that store help our families with food, rent, utility assistance, and other needs so know how important your donations are."

North Kent Connect is asking anyone who wants to donate food to instead donate money on their website, nkconnect.org, so that they can buy food from a local store to make sure both donors and employees stay safe.