Revivals stores are now reopen.
“Isn’t that beautiful and it’s only 20 dollars!" Linda Stewart said as she held up a sparkly blue dress. This is the second day she has spent at Revivals in Palm Springs. On Monday, the day they reopened, she said she waited in line for an hour.
News Channel 3 met with the Director of Retail, Dane Koch, who shared how the stores are ready to keep customers safe while they shop.
“When they come in we will have a greeter set up and this person is responsible for making sure people have a mask on first and foremost,” Koch said.
Other changes in the stores include social distancing markers throughout the stores, fitting rooms are closed, returns are not accepted, and customers have to bag their own products unless it’s a larger item that requires assistance.
“Reopening our Revivals stores is very important to Desert AIDS Project,” Koch said.
What’s unique about Revivals stores are that over one million dollars every year from Revivals help fund the health care of over 7,000 people in the Coachella Valley.
“Currently, Desert AIDS Project is treating COVID-19," he said. "We have tested over 1,000 patients so far and we will continue to do so,” he added.
And even while the thrift stores were closed they continued collecting donations.
“Over the past 60-70 days people have been doing nothing but cleaning out closets and garages and cleaning out their homes and guess what it’s all come to Revivals!” he said.
“I like to shop furniture here and I’ve never seen so much," Elaine Gershenson said.
Another big change for Revivals is if you don’t feel comfortable shopping in person, you can now shop their Mode furniture online here: https://revivalsstores.com/
If you are looking for another way to help out Desert AIDS project, on Friday, June 5, there will be a virtual musical fundraiser called “Voices of Hope: Together we thrive” also benefiting the nonprofit.
For more information visit: https://www.desertaidsproject.org/