Coming Soon Lots of Exciting Events at Both Store Locations in Chapel Hill and Carrboro!!


Bag Day, Wednesday, October 3rd, at the Carrboro Store. Everything you can fit into the paper bag we provide for you is ONLY $3. Again we provide the bags so stop by the Carrboro Store from 9-6pm for great pricing and goods.


Thursday, October 4th,  the Carrboro Store is closed all day in preparation for RESTOCK on Friday, October 5th!!

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!!! RESTOCK DAY!! Friday, October 5th from 9-6pm at the Carrboro Store. We are clearing out our summer inventory as we put out our fall and winter merchandise. Amazing prices and goods!!


Every Tuesday is "Senior Day" at both our stores in Chapel Hill & Carrboro. Stop by to enjoy 25% off all merchandise EXCEPT FOR furniture and specially marked books.




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.


2nd Friday ArtWalk

We are hosting the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, Friday, August 10th from 6-8pm at the Carrboro Store on 125 West Main Street. Click here to for more details.

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: 1:00pm-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, [email protected], and Catherine Duncan at [email protected].


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 Pat Richardson, our Director of Communications and Community Relations, any time at [email protected] or (919) 942-6565.