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About HANDmeUPs Thrift

HANDMeUPs Thrift, part of ENGAGE NC, was created solely for the purpose of providing employment and volunteer opportunities to individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities while meeting the community's needs. The management team understands the varying abilities of adults with developmental disabilities and provides a work environment where individuals can master specific tasks and be successful employees.

Everyone in the community benefits:

  • Items donated are tax-deductible

  • Greener environment as items will be re-used/recycled/re-purposed.

  • 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-Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

       Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


HANDmeUPs Thrift is a project of


a 501 c3 nonprofit, CSL# SL008567.

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