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Goodwill Opens Local Donation Center
Goodwill Industries has opened a Community Donation Center at the Crossroads Shopping Center and is taking all kinds of donations, including books, clothes, small household items and even electronics, that even when non-operational can be recycled.

The trailer is located at the west end of the shopping center and visible from both Oakdale Road and Claribel Road. It is staffed and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

"In our first 11 days, 115 people have stopped to say hello and make a donation. We think that's pretty amazing," said the company's public information officer Sally Wooden.

"The city is extremely pleased with the new donation center in Riverbank," City Manager Rich Holmer commented. "Not only is it an attractive addition to the shopping center but saves local residents time and gas when making a donation to Goodwill. By the way, Goodwill now accepts electronic goods such as computers and printers."

Adding they also hope to discourage roadside dumping, Wooden said the only items they do not take in Riverbank are large appliances and furniture. The staff member cannot handle the weight and bulk by himself, especially up the stairs to the trailer.

Goodwill asks patrons with large items to take them to their center at Pelandale and Sisk roads or at 2525 McHenry (at Floyd) in Modesto where there are several people available to help.