2280 S. Industrial Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Donate to the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift
Supporting enrichment transportation for AAPS
students at every school.
Taking students above and
All monetary donations are
itemized as Donation Income by the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop.
Applicable PayPal fees ONLY are deducted from donor
contributions on a per transaction basis.
Donations are 100% tax
Contact our Executive
Memorial Day sale, Monday the 27th.
Everything in the store will be 50% off!!! Open from 9-5 and closed for
donations that day. Also store closed Sunday the 26th in observance of Memorial
color of the week is Blue
Blue tagged clothes are 50 cents.
furniture is 25% off.
Blue tagged linens, rugs, pillows, fabric, and
yarn are half-off.
10% off Senior
discount offered every day of the week, (60 years or over). Please have
ID handy for cashier.
purchase on your Birthday with a valid I.D.
Student Discount every Saturday. Must have current student ID.
EXTENDED... 25% off to AAPS Staff with valid ID every
Sunday! Must show valid AAPS ID to cashier to
receive discount. We want to show OUR support as best we can to Ann Arbor
Public School staff!
SUPPORT AAPS AND ITS STUDENTS WHEN YOU
DONATE GENTLY-USED AND NEW ITEMS TO OUR SHOP!
We've added Sunday Donation
Take advantage of our expanded Donation
Hours on the weekends -- in effect now until further notice. Donations
accepted on Sundays from 12noon to 4pm (weather permitting).
Please donate your gently-used
Free Furniture Pickups -- rain, snow or shine!
Call us for details.
SORRY! We no longer take donations in the shop when it's raining or
Need HELP accessing our shop to donate?
Please ask for assitance from a member of our
OUR ELECTRONICS RETURN POLICY
We now have a return policy for electronic
Item MUST be returned within 7 days.
Item MUST not work properly.
Item MUST be accompanied with receipt and
original stickers must be on the product:
price sticker as well as,
"we have tested item it works,
all sales final" sticker.
Without these no refund will be given.
Ann Arbor PTO Thrift
Shop -- find us and like us on Facebook!
Ann Arbor PTO
source for unique, gently-used treasures -- with all proceeds headed to the
public school students of Ann Arbor.
Celebrating 19 years of service in 2012-13!
Our mission is to donate the
proceeds from our resale shop to the Parent-Teacher Organizations organized and
operated to support the Ann Arbor Public Schools, and other 501(c)3
organizations whose sole purposes include operating exclusively for the benefit
of the Ann Arbor Public Schools in support of enrichment and extra-curricular
programs for students. The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop is a non-profit
The PTO Thrift Shop relies solely on donations from the community.
Your participation -- as a shopper, a donor, and a fundraiser for your school
community -- is essential to our mission of providing much-needed financial
support for student activities.
Many thanks for your continued support!
AAPS FUNDRAISING News
JANUARY 2013 --
It's 2013! Once again, we gathered with our
AAPS Reps -- volunteers who represented EVERY single Ann Arbor Public
School -- and welcomed district Superintendent Patricia Green on January 29th
as we distributed our end-of-year profits. 2012 was a great year of
earnings and giving to our schools and we started out 2013 with a bang:
$50,020 was distributed on a chilly Tuesday night in our warehouse to
AAPS PTOs, PTSOs, Parent Councils, teams, clubs and other other non-profit
groups in support of Ann Arbor Public Schools' student enrichment!
Thanks to the community for your support and confidence as we continue to grow
our support for our schools and students!
SEPTEMBER 2012 --
We gathered with our AAPS Reps and Deputy
Superintendent Alecia Flye on September 27th to distribute our fall profits.
Our September 2012 Payout marked the final profit distribution of this
fiscal year. We have given $150,780 to AAPS PTOs, PTSOs, Parent
Councils, teams, clubs and other other non-profit groups in support of Ann
Arbor Public Schools' student enrichment! Thank you to all of our
donors, shoppers, school volunteers and reps for helping to make this
Thanks to everyone who supported our Annual Labor
Day sale on Monday, September 3rd 2012 -- it was a great day for us and for the
Ann Arbor Public Schools!
AUGUST 2012 --
We kick-off the 2012-13 school year this month with every Ann Arbor Public
School represented in our membership group for the first time in recent memory.
Welcome and thank you for partnering with us in your fundraising efforts
We distribute all of our profits through fundraising activities and offer
fundraising opportunities on a first-come, first-served basis, as our budget
allows. Email us for more details: email@example.com
We offer fundraising opportunities to
member AAPS PTOs, teams, clubs and school-affiliated groups through the
- Show Your Support poster promotions: 180
school groups will participate in this promotional fundraising activity
over the school year with four different groups fundraising each week.
Contact us by email for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Promos In Publications: If you have a school- or
group-based publication and can print/distribute our promotional artwork on
the back cover then your group can earn funds from us. This is how we
help spread the word to shoppers and donors within the AAPS community.
Your group helps promote our shop when you print and/or distribute
our shop promo. Find out more about this and all of our fundraising
See our Fundraising Activities link or email us
at email@example.com to
see how you can raise funds for your extracurricular and student enrichment
activities throughout the school year!
EACH WEEK IN OUR SHOP
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Support
AAPS PTO's, teams, groups, clubs & organizations by shopping with us.
For every $5 you spend in our shop you can
receive a token in support of one of the school groups hosting weekly displays
about their student enrichment activities.
Check out their posters in the front lobby
whenever AAPS is in session this year and 'Cast Your Token' in
support of the school group of your choice.
We will again distribute $1000 each week of the
2012-13 Ann Arbor Public School's calendar and into the early weeks of summer
break. Funding is based on the percentage of the total tokens
collected by each group each week so as each group collects tokens, each
group earns funds -- everybody wins with SHOW YOUR
If your school group is interested in
participating in SHOW YOUR SUPPORT fundraising,
contact your School Rep or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See current groups and SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
fundraising results on our FUNDRAISING page. SHOW YOUR
SUPPORT fundraisers commenced the week of September 9th to 15th, for
the 2012-13 school year for 45 scheduled weeks.
Visit us, shop, and Show Your
Support for student enrichment every week.
All profits from shop sales go to AAPS and its students!
Support AAPS all year when you donate and shop with us!
MORE Shop News
- We love expanding our AAPS Membership community!
We always welcome the addition of new AAPS PTOs and their School Reps to
our Membership group and we'll start the new school year (2012-3) with
every single AAPS school represented. It's great news for our
community! This September, we welcome Lawton Elementary School and
the Ann Arbor Preschool!
- The Stadium Bridge closure began on November 28th, 2011 and
will be in effect while construction continues through
November 14th, 2012. Our shop is located at
2280 S. Industrial Hwy in Ann Arbor, on a major detour route as
designated by the city. Here is a City of Ann Arbor link with details on
the bridge closure and construction plans. It contains both
driving and transit info which may help shoppers and donors map the
best path to our door during the extensive construction period.
We are thankful for your continued patronage and support and
apologize for any inconcenience this may cause. Visit this City of
Ann Arbor website to learn more. http://www.annarborbridges.org/
- A discount is offered to AAPS
STAFF on the first Sunday of every month: this
is AAPS Appreciation Day at the shop! We offer
a 25% discount to customers with valid, current AAPS Staff ID.
Must show ID to cashier at time of purchase to receive discount.
We support AAPS!
- It's official -- we won! Thank you
to annarbor.com and its readers for voting us "Best
Thrift or Secondhand Shop" in their annual local "BEST OF"
contest. Thank you again for your support!
- We proudly supported Ann Arbor Rec &
Ed scholarships to AAPS students for enrichment
activities in 2011-12.
- The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop warehouse was the unique site of the
Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational
Foundation 2011 fundraising campaign kick-off in early March, 2011.
A gift of
$10,000 was given by the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop to the
AAPSEF in support of AAPS's educational goals for the coming
year. The event was a celebration of our public schools, bringing
together a variety of supporters -- AAPSEF donors, AAPS Board of Educations
members and administrators, city officials, and board members from both
shop and foundation. Entertainment was provided by Community High
Schools' talented Jazz Ensemble and the event -- from 6 to 7:30 pm --
was deliciously catered by Chartwells'
Executive Chef Neil Murphy.
- Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation received a major gift
of $100,000 to their "One Million Reasons" campaign from the Ann Arbor PTO
Thrift Shop in July, 2010. The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop is proud to
present this gift on behalf of our students, parents, supporters,
volunteers and shoppers to ensure great educational opportunities as well
as support for enrichment and extra-curricular programs. www.aapsef.org
- The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop has been recognized annually as a
Waste Knot Partner by the Waste Knot
Program, Washtenaw County Solid Waste Program. We are
thrilled to join this group of businesses, schools, and nonprofits
dedicated to reducing waste and protecting the environment.
- We are a proud member of THINK
LOCAL FIRST group of businesses. Shop locally and make a
difference in our community! http://thinklocalfirst.net/
- 10% off Senior discount offered every day of the week, (60 years or
over). Remember to show your ID and ask your cashier for your Senior
- 25% off Student discount on Saturdays. Must have valid student ID
present. This includes students at all levels of school so shop with
- A fresh batch of clothing is reduced to 50¢ every week.
- FREE FURNITURE PICK-UP in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and most of Saline and
Dexter. Call us to schedule!
Our thanks goes out to...
- The AAPS PTOs, clubs/organizations and Volunteer
Representatives -- especially our dedicated community of
past, current, and continuing AAPS PTO School
Reps -- we thank you for your
service towards the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop's efforts to
support Ann Arbor Public Schools! Together we are fulfilling our
mission and strengthening the AAPS community.
- Our community of donors for not only sending
us your treasures -- which directly benefit the AAPS students -- but also
promoting recycling and helping to reduce waste!
- ACME Mercantile gets our
thanks for donating extra inventory to our shop in support of AAPS!
Ann Arbor shoppers can continue to visit them online at http://www.acmemercantile.com/
- Boxes and boxes of thanks to Chelsea Milling
Company, "Jiffy Mix" for the recent donation of several large
storage containers. Thank you!
- A HUGE THANKS to SAM'S CLUB 5450
Carpenter Road,Ypsilanti,MI for donating much needed shopping carts to help
our customers shop and keep our store running smoothly! Shop the PTO
Thrift Shop! Shop Sam's Club! www.samsclub.com
- Art Van Furniture for supporting the Ann Arbor PTO
- The experts at Arbor Vacuum on
Carpenter (at Packard) for helping us choose the best vacuum cleaner
for our busy shop!
- We gratefully acknowledge Coca-Cola's Coke Zero
and Chartwells (AAPS Catering)
for sponsoring our promotional sports banners in support of AAPS high
- A special mention must go to Chartwells'
(AAPS Catering) for their continuing -- and delicious -- support of our
AAPS School Rep community at our Payout Meetings throughout the year.
Thank you, Chef Neil and the whole Chartwells' crew for feeding our
- Thanks also go out to Skyline High School Robotics Club, Pilar's Tamale Cart, Kroger, Hiller's and Plum Markets for their help on our
first-ever Warehouse Clothing Sale!
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