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Joint Chatham resolution proclaims November as PTA Thrift Shop Month

Posted Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Pittsboro, NC - The Chatham County School Board and the Chatham Board of Commissioners have jointly proclaimed November as PTA Thrift Shop Month and urge county residents to contribute items in November, especially coats, jackets and sweaters needed for wintery weather.

The two boards approved the proclamation in October in recognition of the major financial contributions the PTA Thrift Shop makes to schools across the county to help them buy needed materials and supplies.

“This is an amazing accomplishment,” said County Commissioner Chairman Walter Petty. “We are so appreciative of Operations Manager Dianne Brooks, as well as the store managers, board members and the many shop volunteers for what they do every single day.”

School Board Chairman David Hamm said, “In the past year alone, the PTA Thrift Shop generated $559,016 for distribution to schools. Volunteers worked more than 58,000 hours to empty drop boxes, sort and arrange items for sale, and handle sales.”

The resolution noted that since its founding in 1983, the PTA Thrift shops have raised more than $7 million for Chatham County Schools. Shop locations are Pittsboro, Siler City and Cole Park (northeast Chatham).

Donors of items can receive tax receipts. Clothing, furnishings, books and other items are accepted year round. “However, we are asking people at this time to especially look for and donate items that help people stay warm, such as blankets , small heaters and warm clothing,” said Petty.

 
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