Community Engagement

Interfaith Council

Help and Hope for Those In Need Since 1963

Last year, IFC’s Crisis Unit conducted 4,878 client interviews and provided financial assistance to 760 households to prevent homelessness. OVER THE PAST 20 Years, WE…

  • DONATED  $9M  in resources
  • Provided  $1.7M in clothes, coats, and shoes for department store variety goods to the CHCCS PTAs for education programming and classroom supplies through our Basic Needs Voucher Partnership Program with the IFC

Community Empowerment Fund

Our mission is to cultivate opportunities, assets, and communities that support the alleviation of homelessness and poverty.

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a student-powered non-profit organization focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty.

Founded in 2009, CEF provides relationship-based support, workforce development, financial education, and matched savings accounts to individuals experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness in Orange and Durham Counties of North Carolina.

Meet Our Partners

The PTA Thrift Shop is proud to have the following individuals and organizations within our community serve as sponsors of the following areas and aspects of our reconstructed Carrboro facility!

Phase I: Carrboro Store Sponsors

Sustainability Sponsor: David Greenfield
Alarm System: Frank Porter Graham School
Exterior Entryway: Culbreth Middle School
Interior Entryway: Ephesus Elementary School
Children’s Clothing Retail Area: Seawell Elementary School
Books Retail Area: Chapel Hill High School
Children’s Books Retail Area: Scroggs Elementary School
Arts & Crafts Retail Area: Carrboro High School
Cashier Station #1: Rashkis Elementary School
Jewelry Case #1: Grimball Jewelers
Cashier Station #2: Carolina National Insurance Agency
Jewelry Case #2: Steve Ginn & Company

Dressing Room #1: Glenwood Elementary School
Dressing Room #2: Management Services On-Call, Inc, Administrative Services for Physicians
Dressing Room #3: Travers Family
Dressing Room #4: Morris Grove Elementary
Dressing Room #5: Kennedy Law Center
Unisex Bathroom #1 (main floor): Morris Grove Elementary
Women’s Bathroom (main floor): Frank Porter Graham School
Elevator: Rashkis Elementary School
Conference Room: Carol Woods Charitable Fund
Mechanical Room: Mark and Dawn Ruston
Women’s Bathroom (downstairs): Irene Briggaman
Bike Racks: The Clean Machine
Electric Car Charging Station: Duke Energy

Phase II: YouthWorx on Main

YouthWorx on Main offers affordable office and conference room space, centrally located in Carrboro, NC, for lease to youth focused non-profit organizations. Memberships are also available for co-working space. Multiple sponsorship & naming opportunities available, such as:

  • Office Space (6 – 8 units) Conference Room
  • Outdoor Plaza Area Kitchen Area
  • Technical Systems Storage

For more information on how you can become a sponsor, please send an email to