Nonprofit considering plans for restructure and reorganization.
Louisville, KY (July 3) –Cedar Lake, Kentucky’s largest, private nonprofit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announced they will be closing their Pick-Up Service operation on July 27, 2018 due to the departure of their solicitation and buying partner, Savers.
Savers, is also the for-profit entity that owned and operated the Unique Thrift Store on Preston Highway. After the abrupt closing of the store, and surprise announcement that they will be leaving the Kentucky market entirely, Cedar Lake was left with little to no option but to close its Pick-Up Service operations.
Cedar Lake was in a transitional period to become fully independent from Savers to create additional net proceeds for their nonprofit by the end of 2018. Savers denied Cedar Lake’s attempt to become independent and fully operational by January 2019. Because of Saver’s own business challenges, they decided to not execute a contract that would have allowed for a smooth transition with no interruption to the Pick-Up Service.
“While the news of the Pick-Up Service closing is unfortunate, we are currently exploring new strategies for the future to restructure and reorganize our Pick-Up Service operations, with plans to include a new, exciting thrift store concept,” states Chris Stevenson, President and CEO, Cedar Lake.
Cedar Lake is scheduling pick-ups through the third week of July through its website at www.cllpickup.org. The call center has been discontinued and Cedar is only receiving pick-up requests through its website. For updates on the re-initiation of this service, visit https://www.cedarlake.org and click on the “Pick-Up Service” tab.
Cedar Lake would like to thank its many donors over the years and look forward to reengaging with them in the future.
About Cedar Lake
Cedar Lake is the region’s largest, private non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and development disabilities. Cedar Lake operates in Jefferson, Oldham and Henry counties, has 38 properties, and supports 260 people with a staff over 500. Supports range from 24/7 support for the most medically fragile, to intermittent support for those who live independently. For more information about Cedar Lake, call (502) 495-4946 or go to www.cedarlake.org.