Shop Updates


Updated Thursday, March 30, 2023

Hello A2PTO Donors! We’re adding Sundays to our open Donation Days on a trial basis! Until further notice, you can donate on Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm, and Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm, weather permitting. Share, Shop, Save, & Support AAPS!



Updated Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Hello A2PTO Donors! Welcome to January! We are reopening Friday donations! Donations now accepted Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, weather permitting! Share, Shop, Save, & Support AAPS!



Updated Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Merry Thrift Shopping Days! We’ve added 6 Shopping days to our December calendar! In addition to our normal shopping hours, we will be open Tuesdays, December 6, 13, & 20 and Wednesdays, December 7, 14, & 21 from 10am – 6pm. See the full calendar on our Homepage.



Updated Sunday, August 28, 2022

Hello to all A2PTO Thrift Donors! We are making a change to our open donation days. Effective with the calendar week of August 29th and until further notice, our Donation Days will be Thursdays & Saturdays, 10am – 5pm, weather permitting. Exceptions will be made for furniture items by prearrangement with a Shop Manager. Thank you for your support and understanding!



Updated Saturday, August 6, 2022

We are sorry to say that our truck is out of service until we fill a driver vacancy. Once we’re back on the road, we’ll post to our website, our Facebook page, and in the Shop. You can reach us by phone at 734-996-9155. Managing the shop (where we are also trying to hire staff), the truck schedule, and the many pickup requests we receive has been a struggle for several weeks. We simply must regroup and have sufficient, capable staffing before we can resume the pickup service. You are always welcome to bring your furniture to us and we can assess it at the door. Furniture donations can be made outside of our normal donation hours by prearrangement with a manager. We realize for some of you, moving, loading, and transporting your items isn’t feasible. You could try contacting Habitat Restore, Ann Arbor Kiwanis, or the Share House to see if one of these well-deserving nonprofits can assist you. This is a difficult situation to be in, hopefully we will fill our staff vacancies soon. Thank you for being an Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop supporter!



Updated Saturday, April 22, 2022

Effective Friday, April 29th our scheduled open donation drop off days will return to Thursdays – Saturdays, 10am-5pm (weather permitting).



Updated Saturday, January 8, 2022

Effective Friday, January 14th until further notice, our scheduled open donation drop off days will be Thursdays and Saturdays Only, 10am-5pm (weather permitting). Friday as a donation day is temporarily unavailable. Check our Facebook page or website for updates.



Updated Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Our Indoor Maintenance is complete! We’ve missed you and hope to see you as we reopen! The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop will be OPEN to shopping and donations beginning Thursday, October 21st. We will be Open for Shopping 10am-6pm and Donations 10am-5pm, weather permitting.



Updated Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop will be CLOSED to shopping and donations beginning Thursday, October 7th due to necessary building maintenance provided by our landlord. We plan to reopen Thursday, October 21st for shopping and donations, (weather permitting). Any changes to the reopening date will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Updated Saturday, August 7, 2021

We are once again scheduling pickups of furniture. Our truck is only running on Wednesdays, so check out our Furniture Pickups tab under Donations for all the details on how to get on our schedule.

Updated Thursday, May 13, 2021

We are OPEN during the South Industrial Highway Concrete Pavement Repair Project. One southbound lane will be maintained throughout the project, either on the east side or the west side of South Industrial Highway, between Eisenhower and Stimson. Between Stimson and Stadium, one lane of northbound traffic and one lane of southbound traffic will be maintained throughout the project.

Updated Wednesday, May 5, 2021

We will be closed Thursday and Friday, May 6th and 7th, due to a building issue. We will reopen Saturday, May 8th at 10am. Please check Facebook for our most up-to-date information.



Updated Wednesday, April 14, 2021

In light of the uptick in Covid transmission, we are voluntarily reducing our capacity limits. Until further notice, our Main Shop capacity is 50, and our Showcase capacity is 5.

Updated Thursday, January 7, 2021

Our Donation Entrance has moved back to it’s original location!

Updated Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop announces new capacity limits in accordance with the MDHHS Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 – Gatherings and Face Mask Order. Effective November 18, 2020 through December 8, 2020, capacity in the Main Shop is limited to 50 persons, and in the Showcase Shop is limited to 5 persons.
The staff at the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop would like to remind all customers and donors that properly worn masks and distancing from others are requirements for entry and throughout the duration of your time in the Main Shop, the Showcase, and at the Donations Door. Customer and Donor compliance with the safety procedures in place is very much appreciated!



Updated Wednesday, November 11, 2020

For the balance of November, our Donations Door will be open on Fridays and Saturdays ONLY, weather permitting and subject to early closures due to safety and capacity issues. DONATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON ALL THURSDAYS IN NOVEMBER (November 12th, November 19th, November 26th – Thanksgiving).
As the calendar moves closer to the Winter Season and the Holidays, we are redirecting our Thursday efforts to processing inventory, and making more items (including holiday items) available to you smart and thrifty A2PTO Shoppers! Thank you for your understanding and continued support!


Updated Thursday, August 20, 2020

Happy News!  We are good-to-go! We will be open for Shopping Friday, August 21st, 10am-6pm and for Donations Thursday, August 27th, 10am-5pm (weather permitting and subject to early closures due to capacity issues). Welcome back and thanks for all the kind comments and good wishes! Special thanks go to the Washtenaw County Health Department for their guidance!


Updated Saturday, August 15, 2020

We are sorry to announce a COVID-related closure. On August 15th, a staff member tested positive for COVID. Any exposure while in our shop would have occurred the week of August 3rd through August 9th. This has been reported to the Washtenaw County Health Department. We are closed and following CDC and Health Department guidelines. Staff are self quarantining and will be tested if they become symptomatic. A reopening date will be announced here and on Facebook.


Updated Thursday, July 16, 2020

Get Ready to Shop! Put a smile on your mask! We are OPEN! Lots of changes have been made to ensure our customers and staff stay safe! Please Read Our NEW SHOPPING PROCEDURES and NEW DONATION PROCEDURES and our New List of ITEMS WE DO & DO NOT ACCEPT before visiting! Donations will open next week on Thursday, July 23, 2020.


Updated Saturday, July 11, 2020

As we prepare to welcome you back, here’s a small glimpse of what we have done — and will continue doing — to insure the safety of our staff and customers:
  • Staff members are temperature and health checked at the beginning of each shift
  • Staff are wearing masks and frequently washing or sanitizing their hands
  • Our shopping baskets and carts are sanitized after each use
  • Sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the store for customer use
  • Sneeze guards and partitioning have been installed at our Checkout Areas and Customer Service/Jewelry counter
  • Frequent disinfecting of counters and door handles with sanitizing solutions or with UV lights.
  • One-way aisles – arrows on floor and above where possible
  • Waste containers are available inside and outside the shop & Showcase.  Please don’t litter in our parking lot!
  • Contactless Cash & Credit payment


Updated Saturday, June 20, 2020

Time to put a smile on your mask!  We are targeting a mid-July reopening!  Once a fixed date is determined, we’ll announce it here and on our Facebook page, along with the days of the week and hours of the day we’ll be open. Watch for updates and changes we’re making to provide safe shopping and donating, as well as new store and donation policies. We’re counting the days to welcome you back! 


Updated Monday, May 25, 2020

 As Governor Whitmer begins to allow businesses to open with new safety guidelines, your Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop is preparing for when it’s our turn! However, when that will be is still unknown. While planning for our safely reopening has been ongoing, it’s now time to begin putting our plan into action. We will be following all State mandated orders and requirements to keep our staff, customers and donors safe.

We have some exciting news! Our landlord has installed iWave-C Air Purifiers on our HVAC systems. Although the COVID-19 virus has not been made available for testing with our new purifier, the iWave family of products have been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens and viruses similar to coronavirus in the breathing zone and on hard non-porous surfaces. We are reengineering our traffic patterns – entry, exit, shopping areas, and checkout area. We are making signs and posting where needed to help direct you in staying safe. All staff and customers will be required to wear masks in the store, and adhere to 6-foot social distancing. We are redoing how we accept donations and will have a new holding area. All incoming donations will stay in our holding area for a 3-day minimum period before being processed for sale.

There’s much to do and as new requirements for opening occur, we are adapting. Our staff will be coming back to work and prepping the store for a minimum of a week before we will welcome back our shoppers. We will keep you posted and will share our reopening date with you as soon as it is set.


Updated Thursday, March 26, 2020

We, like so many local businesses and nonprofits, are closed for safety and to Slow the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We are missing our staff, our customers, our donors and our income. We’ve many worries like everyone experiencing this challenging period of time, from both a business perspective and for each, from a personal one.

We closed to shoppers and donors on March 15th and furloughed our staff on March 22nd. During that week, we busied ourselves with inventory processing, deep cleaning, reorganization, and painting for a fresh new “reopening look!” Before the last of us left the building on the last day, we dust covered nearly everything in the shop. Stocked shelving and clothing racks appear ghostly, forlorn, and lonely throughout the store, waiting for the “Open sign” to be lit, the parking lot to be full, and the store busy with thrifty shoppers doing their thing!

With so many unknowns, we worry about the personal lives of our staff, our ability as a business to reopen and rebuild lost revenues, and our mission to support the Ann Arbor Public School PTOs and students.

Over the past week, we’ve all seen numerous requests for support and the responses and outpouring from the community has been wonderful and humbling to observe and take part in. All are deserving and in need, and so many are helping with what or with how they can.

In the next days and weeks, know that we miss you and we are anxious as ever to reopen! Be well and stay tuned for updates!


Updated Saturday, March 14, 2020

Because the AAPS strategy is one of prevention and mitigation both for our school community and the community at large, as supporters of AAPS, we are following suit and closing the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop until further notice. We all must do our part in taking preventive action at the community level to help flatten the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We encourage all of you to do your part as well and appreciate your understanding in this unprecedented time. As always, Safety First!

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Contact Information

2280 S. Industrial Hwy.
(AATA Bus Routes #6 & #24)
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 996-9155

Open for Shopping

Open for Donations*

Friday & Saturday

*Weather permitting. Call 734-996-9155 for up-to-date information.