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
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To obtain, acquire, and possess by gift or
other method new and used articles of personal property, materials and goods of
all kinds and descriptions; to repair, and sell or dispose of such items; and
to pay over the net proceeds from the sale and disposition of such merchandise
to the Ann Arbor Public Schools, Parent Teacher Organizations of the Ann Arbor
Public Schools, and other 501c3 organizations exclusively benefitting the Ann
Arbor Public Schools, in order to further the charitable purposes of those
organizations; and all other activities in connection with the foregoing
purposes allowed under this act.
How profits support school
In support of the PTO Thrift Shop mission,
profits from sales are distributed to participating AAPS school PTOs, PTSOs,
and 501c3s which sponsor clubs, organizations, teams, and activities in their
schools. Fundraising support from the PTO Thrift Shop is based on
participation -- we rely on the support of school PTOs and their communities
for our inventory and promotion. The more they participate with us, the
more they earn. Fundraising proceeds based on events, sponsorships and
promotions in support of the PTO Thrift Shop are distributed to member PTOs
three times a year, in mid-September, mid-January, and mid-May.
The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop was incorporated
as a 501(c)(3) Michigan Non-Profit Corporation on December 7, 1993. Modeled
after the PTA Thrift Shop of Chapel Hill, NC, this business was established as
an alternative fundraising option to merchandise sales used by parent groups to
In 1994, a group of parents held the first
sale in the cafeteria of Tappan Middle School. This start-up sale netted
$5,000 which provided the seed money for the organization, as well as the first
donations to participating school PTOs.
Since its' inception, the PTO Thrift Shop has
rented space in several locations in Ann Arbor, and today occupies over 12,000
sqf at 2280 S. Industrial, in an area fast becoming known as "Re-Sale Row."
Today, the shop employs 4 full-time and
several part-time employees, including a Manager and Assistant Manager. The
operation of the store also relies on the dedicated work of volunteers from the
schools who provide year-round promotional support. The organization is
governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
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