How Your Donation Helps

When you donate quality items to the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop, you help us support Ann Arbor’s students. The money earned from the resale of your unneeded clothing, jewelry, household goods, furniture, etc., goes to help AAPS schools and their PTOs support student participation in the enrichment and extra-curricular activities of clubs, teams, classes, and organizations.

Your donation also supports community recycling efforts and contributes directly to the local economy. The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop employs local residents and is an important shopping resource for our community and surrounding towns. When you donate to us, you know that many others in our community will benefit.

We rely 100% on donations from the community. We do not buy from bundlers or other charities. We recycle what we cannot sell. Good, quality donations are essential to our effort.

For more information on how to help make your donation really count, visit our Donation Education tab and learn the difference between Reusable and Resalable.

Thank you for helping our students stay involved in valuable enrichment activities!

To Donate Gently-Used Items

Please bring donations to Door B.  There is a small designated parking area for your convenience.

We accept donations Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-6pm;  Saturdays, 10am-5pm;  Sundays, 12pm-4pm, except during inclement weather. We are CLOSED to donations every Tuesday and Wednesday.

We reserve the right to CLOSE DONATIONS at any time in order to best support the needs of the shop.  Closings will be posted on this website and on our Facebook page.  We apologize for any inconvenience to our donors.

We love to get your donations, but can only take them if they are clean and dry and in working and usable condition, suitable for immediate resale.  Used clothing should be washed or dry-cleaned and in good repair.

We DO NOT accept donations when it is raining or snowing due to the damage even small amounts of water can cause to items.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please check the Acceptable Items page for guidelines on what we can or cannot take and resell or come in and browse the changing stock for ideas!  We may not be able to accept some items based on condition or suitability for sale in our shop.  Thank you for your understanding.

We gladly accept new, unused items, too!

Yard sale items can be donated if in good condition.

Let us know if you are donating something fragile, or of particular value or collectibility. If your item has been appraised, please tell us.

If you still have any instructions or manuals, please include them with your donation — buyers appreciate them!

Please bring us your clothing and sports gear, in season (spring/summer, fall/winter).  Holiday items are also accepted.

pto-truckDelivering your items to us increases your donation’s value, by saving us gas and time charges. However, if you have large items of furniture and no means to drop them off, we provide free furniture pick-up service in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities of Dexter, Saline and Ypsilanti. Please call 734-996-9155 to schedule.

Please call the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Manager at 734-996-9155 if you have questions about your donation.

We gladly accept business donations!

If you are renovating your offices, moving your business, or liquidating merchandise, please consider donating to the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop.

Donating unsold, returned, or off-season merchandise, office furniture, or shop fixtures to the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop is good for the Ann Arbor Public Schools and its students, good for the environment, and a good business decision, too.

Save on liquidation or storage costs.  We can offer you a tax receipt!

Please contact the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Manager at 734-996-9155 to arrange for your donation.

Need HELP accessing our shop to donate?  Please ask for assistance from a member of our staff.



Monetary Donations

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.