The Community Store operates a Request Log for items that are needed, but not available in the store at the time a shopper is in the Center. The Request Log gives shoppers a chance to put an item on a list and if and when it is donated, they will be contact to pick it up. It also gives donors a chance to fulfill a very specific request. Here’s how it works:
WHAT ITEMS CAN GO ON THE REQUEST LOG?
Necessary items can be requested. Not toys and not clothing. There may be a limit as to how many items one family or individual can have on the list at a time. If you have a question, please ask the Store Coordinator, Susan Cox.
HOW DO I MAKE A REQUEST FOR AN ITEM IN THE STORE?
Name and contact phone number are needed in order for a person to be added to the list. Requests can be made directly to the Store Coordinator, Susan Cox by email at email@example.com or by phone at 549-3968 ext 101, or in the store at the store reception desk.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ITEM COMES IN?
When an item cones in, a call is made to the individual who requested it. If the person is not there, we leave a message and the person who has requested it the item needs to be in touch with us within 24 hours to let us know they want item and when they will pick it up.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I GET A CALL OR A MESSAGE FROM THE STORE THAT MY ITEM HAS COME IN?
Generally, the Store gives 3 or 4 days for someone to come and get the requested item, flexible as needed. If they don’t come pick it up when arranged, the next person on the list has an opportunity to pick it up or it is put out on the floor for our walk-in participants.
HOW CAN I FILL A SPECIFIC REQUEST?
Contact the Store Coordinator, Susan Cox, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 549-3968 ext 101. We will be posting below a list of commonly requested items for your convenience. Thank you for considering this option to support a neighbor in need.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMONLY REQUESTED ITEMS FOUND ON THE REQUEST LOG?
- Microwaves (small to medium size)
- Pots and Pans
Special circumstances (surviving a fire, securing a new apartment after being homeless, etc.) require special attention and may be eligible for more than a typical distribution. Requests that fall in this category may move to the top of the list and need to be brought to the attention of the Store Coordinator, Susan Cox.