Depot Outlet closes after-hours donations; director resigns

Due to a large volume of recent donations, the Depot Outlet is closing the after-hours drop-offs, effective immediately, to allow employees time to catch up. Donations are still be accepted during regular business hours.

Depot Outlet Store Director Amanda Holthaus has announced her resignation effective Dec. 6. Holthaus has served as director since 2016.
“After 15 years, I have met and worked with many wonderful people and organizations in our community, but it is time to move on to new challenges and adventures,” says Holthaus. 
At this time a new director has not been named. 

After-hours drop offs
Due to a large volume of recent donations, the Depot Outlet of Decorah has temporarily closed the after-hours drop-off effective Friday, Nov. 19 to allow employees time to catch up to the flurry of recent donations. Donations will be accepted during business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. When after-hours drop-offs resume, it will be announced on the Depot Outlet Facebook page and website as well as local radio stations and area newspapers. 
The mission of the Depot Outlet is to encourage and assist generous area residents in recycling their discarded clothing, small household goods, furniture, and books and offer those items for sale at a low price. The goal is to provide area residents with opportunities to volunteer, train, and work in the organization’s recycling efforts. 
Items not accepted by the Depot Outlet include large appliances (fridge/stove, etc.), rusty pots and pans; used makeup; unusable bras, socks, underwear; car seats/booster seats, diabetic testing supplies; prescription medicine; dirty or broken items; any item that has gotten wet; any item that is moldy or mildewy; TV or computer equipment, hazardous chemicals/cleaners; old paint/varnish; carbon monoxide/fire detectors; stained pillows; or CFL/fluorescent bulbs.
With the funds generated, the Depot Outlet provides grants to non-profit and church organizations throughout Winneshiek County. The funding request application is available on the store’s website, 
For additional information, call the store at 563-382-2700 or email 

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