Labor Day sale: 50% off entire store on Labor Day Store open from 9-5
2280 S. Industrial Hwy. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Donate to the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Transportation Fund!
Supporting enrichment transportation for AAPS students at every school.
Taking students above and beyond.
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 deductible.
Contact our Executive Director:
20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS!
This school year marks the 20th anniversary of the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop in our community.
On the 20th of each month, shoppers will receive some extra savings with our 20th anniversary specials!
Stop, Shop, Save & Celebrate!
Weekly Sales Information
The sales color of the week is SALMON
Salmon tagged clothes are 50 cents.
Salmon tagged furniture is 25% off.
Salmon 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.
25% off purchase on your Birthday with a valid I.D.
25% off Student Discount every Saturday. Must have current student ID.
25% off to AAPS Staff with valid ID every Sunday! Must show valid AAPS ID to cashier to receive discount.
SUPPORT AAPS AND ITS STUDENTS WHEN YOU DONATE GENTLY-USED AND NEW ITEMS TO OUR SHOP!
SORRY! We cannot accept donations when it's raining or snowing due to spoilage by moisture.
Please donate your gently-used furniture.
Free Furniture Pickups -- rain, snow or shine!
Call us for details.
Need HELP accessing our shop to donate? Please ask for assitance from a member of our staff.
OUR ELECTRONICS RETURN POLICY
We now have a return policy for electronic items only!
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 20 years of service in 2013-14!
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
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:
We offer fundraising opportunities to
member AAPS PTOs, teams, clubs and school-affiliated groups through the
Show Your Support poster promotions:
approximately 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 opportunities. email@example.com
See our Fundraising Activities link or email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 distribute $1000 each week of the 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 SUPPORT!
If your school group is interested in
participating in SHOW YOUR SUPPORT fundraising,
contact your School Rep or email us directly at email@example.com.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT fundraisers
begin in early September each school year and continue until all groups have
had an opportunity to participate. This fundraising continues well into
July each summer.
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!
Since the start of the 2012-13 school year, every single Ann Arbor Public
School is represented and receives funding from us. This is great news for
our school community!
- It's official -- we won! Over the past few
years, we have been named the top Thrift, Resale or Secondhand Shop in Ann
Arbor by annarbor.com and the
CURRENT magazine readers and voters
in their annual local "BEST OF" contests. We
appreciate your support!
- 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.
- Since the start of the 2010-11 school year, our shop has pledged up to
$100,000 annually to the Ann Arbor Public Schools field trip bus budget
through the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Transportation Fund. All
students at every school are able to benefit from this annual giving to our
- 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.
- 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 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!
- 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...
- Ron Cowen of Ron's Garage (1130 Rosewood St., Ann Arbor) gets our
thanks for the "quick and quality" welding repair to the lift gate latch on
our delivery truck. Ron's offer to make the repair saved us from having the
truck and a driver out of commission for a day. Thanks Ron!!! Visit Ron's
Garage online at www.ronsgaragea2.com
- 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
- 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 crew!
- Thanks also go out to Skyline High School Robotics
Tamale Cart, Kroger, Hiller's and Plum Markets for their help on our
first-ever Warehouse Clothing Sale!
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