Enriching lives by building collaborative partnerships and transforming charitable donations into educational and community investments.



Please call (919) 417-0553 to arrange a truck pickup of large items. Typically our pickup date options are approximately two weeks out. Please allow yourself at least two weeks in advance for pickup requests. We service Chapel Hill and Carrboro areas.

All locations are closed on the following days: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 24, 25 and 26.

For the safety of our customers and staff, donations are not accepted during inclement weather.
We ask you to donate the following business day starting at 9am.

Please DO NOT donate items after 6pm by leaving them outside the donation centers at either location. Vandalism and theft can happen to your donations.
We appreciate and value your donations!

PTA Thrift Shop - Carrboro Store

125 West Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
(Google Directions)

Retail Store Phone:
(919) 967-1272

Donations Center Phone:
(919) 960-7413
(Located around the back of building)

PTA Thrift Shop – Chapel Hill Store
(next to Whole Foods in the Village Plaza)

103 S. Elliott Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(Google Directions)

Retail Store Phone:
(919) 942-6101

Donations Center Phone:
(919) 942-9412
99 S. Elliott Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(Located around the back of the building)

Hours of Operation (Sales and Donations)
(for both the Carrboro and Chapel Hill stores)

Monday - Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sundays: 12:00pm-6:00pm


Executive Offices
125 West Main St., Ste 100
Carrboro, NC 27510

So much more than a thrift store

YouthWorx on Main 4

Every dollar counts to help us fulfill our mission of giving back to local schools while offering vital services to our community.


Ambassador Program

Ambassadors are volunteers from the community or selected by each school's PTA who:

  1. Educate their school community and neighbors about the history and importance of the PTA Thrift Shop, and why supporting the PTA Thrift Shop is truly a win-win scenario for each school and the community.
  2. Advocate for the PTA Thrift Shop. This includes encouraging folks to shop at the PTA Thrift Shop or donate their used goods for re-sale to increase earned revenue we redistribute to local school. Ambassadors also organize special projects within their schools – like tag sales, paper grocery bag collection and holiday gift card drives – to benefit the PTA Thrift Shop.
  3. Communicate with their schools and the PTA Thrift Shop Director of Communications and Community Relations to make sure that important information is shared quickly and accurately.


Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Service Learning Program

The PTA Thrift Shop is excited to announce we are participating in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Service Learning Hours Program for high school students grades 9-12. Each student in the CHCCS is required to achieve 25 Service Learning hours to receive their diploma. Service Learning hours are defined as hours that provide a teaching/learning method that connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility.

Community Service Program

The main phone number for the Orange County Community Service Office is 919-245-2220. The point of contact is Wanda Clay, wanda.clay@ncdps.gov, and Catherine Duncan at catherine.duncan@ncdps.gov.


Volunteers and Parents

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a PTA Thrift Shop Ambassador, or want to know who to contact regarding this at your child’s school, please contact Valecia Jones, our Director of Operations, any time at directorops@ptathriftshop.org or (919) 942-6565.