"I've been shopping thrift stores for over three decades. This nonprofit has an awesome mission! It gave me goosebumps when I heard about it. I appreciate what's being done for individuals with disabilities. This organization sets a perfect example. Thank you!"
gently used clean clothing and accessories
working small appliances and electronics
furniture in good condition
FLAT screen TVs only (no other kind accepted)
toys, games, puzzles (no missing pieces)
sporting equipment (no large items)
soiled or damaged mattresses
water bed or water bed accessories
pool or ping pong tables
large exercise equipment
Large CRT TV's (kind that are NOT flat TV's)
All donations are tax-deductible.
Donations are accepted during regular store hours. Please drive to the rear of the store (drive to the back of the Food Lion and look for our door (#102) and we will assist you with your donations. Thank you!
We’re not just another thrift store! What makes us unique?
HANDmeUPs Thrift was created solely for the purpose of providing volunteer and employment opportunities to individuals with autism and other intellectual developmental disabilities while meeting the community’s needs. The store is managed by Gena Brown and Jeff Fleming, specialists who have a combined 30+ years experience working with people with disabilities in education, employment training, and job coaching. They understand the varying abilities of teens/adults with developmental disabilities and provide a work environment where individuals can master specific tasks and be successful employees. HANDmeUPs Thrift now has 21 part-time employees who work a variety of jobs including back room attendants, production associates and cashiers!
Everyone in the community benefits:
· Items donated are tax-deductible.
· Greener environment as items will be re-used/recycled/repurposed.
· All proceeds are used to create jobs and opportunities for adults with autism and/or other intellectual/developmental disabilities living in our community.
Mission Statement: Creating jobs and advocating for adults with autism and/or other Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in the Triangle.
Vision Statement: Adults with Autism/IDD will have meaningful choices wherever they live, learn, earn, play and pray.
Store hours: Mon, Tue, Wed., Thur, Fri, 9-7; Saturday: 9-6, Sun: 12-6