Northeast Ohio nonprofit thrift stores squeezed as COVID costs pile up faster than donations

Northeast Ohio nonprofit thrift stores squeezed as COVID costs pile up faster than donations

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Roughly in line with Richard's calculations, John Habat, president and CEO of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, pegs pre-opening costs for the organization's ReStore resale outlets at about $5,000 per store. The Cleveland Habitat operates two ReStore locations.

And replenishing sanitizer and cleaning supplies will be an ongoing pain point for charity thrifts, said Rick Cohen, chief operating officer of the National Council of Nonprofits. The individual costs may be small compared to other budget line items, but "added up they will strain the nonprofits' very slim profit margins, if they had any," he said.

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Crain's Cleveland Business
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