Good Sammy has announced it will close it’s 29 WA stores due to Covid-19.
Good Sammy CEO, Melanie Kiely said it’s with a heavy heart that for the first time in their 62-year history, the organisation has had to make the tough decision to temporarily close its Good Sammy shops.
“We are working with our staff affected by this announcement to provide a range of benefits and options to help tide them over during this period. There will also be opportunities for redeployment into our essential services,” Melanie said.
“We will be working through all the options with each person individually to find the right solutions,” she added.
Good Sammy Enterprises has been invested in creating employment opportunities for people with a disability in Western Australia for 62 years.
“Our priority is to look after the health and safety of our staff and our community of loyal supporters and customers,” she said. “I want to reassure everyone that this is temporary. We will be open again in the future, when it is safe to do so”.
The Good Sammy processing centre, logistics operations, NDIS services and head office support will continue as an essential service at this time, to help clients, staff and supporters.
“I would like to thank our team for their hard work and dedication is such trying times. They have poured their heart and soul into everything they do. I am so proud to be part of an organisation that clearly demonstrates its values, particularly during these challenging times,” she added.
“I want to also thank our supporters and customers. Thank you for the messages of support and for your unwavering loyalty, we will be back.”
While the stores will be closed, Good Sammy is still calling for much needed donations. These can be accepted via their bright yellow collection bins located at the Good Sammy stores in Butler, Morley, Midland, Osborne Park, Subiaco, Willetton, Gosnells, Mandurah, South Lake, Mt Lawley and the Canning Vale Warehouse.