AA PTO Thrift Shop

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A2 PTO Thrift Shop

2280 S. Industrial Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Business Overview

Mission Statement

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 benefiting 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.

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.


Sustainable Practices

The shop is committed to being an excellent resource for the local community who are looking for an outlet to recycle their unwanted items. We take in a large assortment of donations 6 days a week. We go through all these donations with the intent of either selling or recycling all that we can. We don't order many supplies because we use all that can be salvaged in our facility from used donations. These include furniture, file cabinets, paper, journals, pens, pencils, envelopes, staplers, shovels, brooms, cleaning supplies and it doesn't stop there!  All of our employees are well aware of our recycling procedures and many of them have joined us not only to be a part of a non-profit, but because of our strong belief in recycling and reusing to help our community and planet.


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