As North Carolina has moved into Phase 2 of a 3-phase approach to slowly lift and ease restrictions while combatting COVID-19 in order to protect visitors and North Carolinians alike, we find that we still do not have the space capacity that would allow us to welcome visitors inside of our facility without limiting this capacity to such a small number that it would encumber the resources of the Fund drastically. Moreover, Phase 2 does call for museums to remain closed.
We have, however, come up with an idea that may, we hope, offer visitors a way to “shop” our gift shop locally, purchase any item that we presently have, and support our mission as they generally look forward to doing when visiting each year. We’re calling it Porch Pick-up and are fashioning it like the curb-side pick-ups many of you have seen some restaurants doing for take-out.
As most of you know, we have an online store www.corollawildhorses.com/cwhf-gift-shop/ that features select items that are sold in our gift shop. These items are the ones that we can readily ship across the country. However, for Porch Pick-up, we will be offering all the items that are in our store since we do not have the constraint that shipping can sometimes pose. We will be adding these additional items to the online store in the coming days. When purchasing any item for Porch Pick-up, just select the Local Pick-up option for shipping.
We will start this new program on Monday, June 1st. Initially, we will offer pick-up just a couple of days per week because we are still social distancing amongst ourselves too and it will give us the time to get your order together.
If you place an online order for pick-up on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday by 12 noon, you will be able to pick up your order on our porch between 2pm and 4pm Monday afternoon. Orders submitted Monday afternoon thru Wednesday at 12 noon will be available for pick-up on Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm. And orders submitted Wednesday afternoon thru Friday at 12 noon will be ready for pick-up on the porch on Friday between 2pm and 4pm.
We will also accept orders by phone (252-453-8002) on select days and times. Please call us Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10am and 12 noon and we will be able to arrange for your pick-up order.
We are excited to offer this new program and hope that it will be a way that we can continue to be connected to the wild horses’ supporters while we get through these challenging times! Staying apart brings us together.