About Us

About Us

Thank you for your interest in the PTA Thrift Shop! We’ve been serving our community for over half a century, and whether you’re a parent or student within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School district or a patron who enjoys shopping for quality merchandise at a good price, your involvement makes a difference!

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

Who We Are

The PTA Thrift Shop, Inc. is a non-profit resale business whose mission is to enrich lives by building collaborative partnerships and transferring charitable donations into educational and community investments. Our organization began in 1952 as a small, frequently moved sales room. Today it has grown into two large, well-located and maintained retail establishments in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

What We Do

PTA Thrift Shop partners with nonprofit organizations supporting under resourced community members, for workforce development and other social service impacts.

Barbara Jessie-Black, Executive Director

Ph: 919-942-6565
Mobile: 919-360-4008
Email Barbara: 

Barbara has served as the Executive Director since 2004 and has worked in the nonprofit sector as a consultant and co-founder for over 15 years. Her previous experience has been in retail, both as a subject matter consultant and in-store management. Barbara earned her BBA from Georgia Regents University, in Augusta. Georgia and her MBA from Meredith College and serves on several community boards. She considers herself a life-long student of all things holistic and spiritual, with emphasis on how those concepts influence social activism. She is fluent in German, a yoga enthusiast, and includes in her spiritual practice gardening and meditation.

Valecia Jones, Director of Operations

Ph: 919-942-6565
Email Valecia: 

Valecia came to the PTA Thrift Shop right out of high school in 1981 and began her work with the organization as a clerk, where her hard work and dedication soon garnered her one promotion after another, culminating with her current position as Director of Operations. In the summer of 2015 she will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Entrepreneurship from Ashford University, a proud occasion for not only Valecia, but also her PTA Thrift Shop family. She counts her family, one daughter and two grandchildren, as her inspiration. Being a college graduate at the age of 50-plus has inspired not only her family but also her co-workers with the message that “We can do whatever we put our minds to do.”

Charles de Bose, Director of Facilities and Procurement

Ph: 919-942-6565
Email Charles: 

Charles came to the PTA Thrift Shop after a nine-year career in the mini-storage industry, where he managed two local storage properties with combined annual revenues exceeding $1.8 million. Before that, he spent many years in printing and publishing. Charles earned a B.A. in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill and has a Master’s degree in Information Science from N.C. Central University. He is an Army veteran whose hobbies include furniture repair and restoration. He also enjoys playing the guitar and piano. Charles has been with PTA Thrift Shop since 2013.

 Board of Directors

2018 Board Of Directors Picture

Dawn Edgerton (Board Chair) (2017-2019)
Edgerton Data Consulting

Helen Antipov (pictured-outgoing Vice Chair and board member 2018)
Brookdale Senior Living

David Morgan (not pictured-incoming Vice Chair and 2018-2019)

Triangle Real Estate Services, Inc.

Joel Levy (Treasurer) (2017-2019)
Joel Levy, CPA, PLLC

Collis Arrick (pictured-outgoing committee chair and board member 2018)
Arrick Enterprises, Inc.

Jessica Aylor (not pictured-outgoing board member 2018)
Triangle Community Foundation

Crystal Fisher (not pictured-outgoing board member 2018)
Weaver Street Realty

Shawn Slome (pictured) (2018-2019)
Small Business Owner

Richard Harrill (not pictured) (2017-2019)
UNC-Campus Y

Margot Lester (pictured-outgoing committee chair and board member 2018)
Word Factory

Pat Phelan (pictured) (2017-2019)
Edward Jones

Ben Quinn (pictured) (2017-2019)
BlueFarm Ventures

Robert Saunders (pictured) (2017-2019)
Brooks Pierce

New Board Members-not pictured

Raul Herrera–First Citizens Bank

Libbie Hough–Orange County Library

John Perry–Fidelity Bank

Monica Webb-Shackleford–Forrest Firm

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