Park Avenue Thrift is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations and schools who serve Enid and offer quality-of-life benefits to our community for its 2023 grant cycle. Applications are due by March 31, 2023.
Park Avenue Thrift is an Oklahoma 501(c)(3) that exists to strengthen the Enid community and serve others by collecting donations, running a top-notch thrift store, and giving the proceeds to Enid nonprofits that invest in quality-of-life initiatives.
“Thanks to community support, 2022 was such a great year of giving and we are looking forward to 2023!” said Stela Jantzen, Park Avenue Thrift Executive Director. “In 2022 we were able to give more to organizations thanks to the record-breaking support from our community through shopping and donations. In 2023, we expect to reach $4 million in dollars given back to the community.”
In 2022, Park Avenue Thrift gave $362,127.31 to 26 different organizations including: 4RKids, Atelier, Bennie’s Barn, Chautauqua Council of Enid, Emerson Middle School, Enid Public Schools STEAM, Enid SPCA, Enid Symphony Association, Fling at the Springs, FLY Film Festival, Furever Friends, Garfield County Master Gardeners, Gaslight Theatre, Hayes Elementary, Hedges Regional Speech and Hearing Center, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum, Loaves and Fishes, Main Street Enid, Monroe Elementary, Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, RSVP of Enid, Waller Middle School, Youth and Family Services, and YWCA of Enid. Each of these organizations or projects help fulfill Park Avenue’s mission of providing funding to improve Enid’s Quality of Life.
Additionally, Park Avenue sponsored several events at a total of $16,701 in 2022. Park Avenue gave $14,957.54 towards 54 different Enid and Chisholm Public School classroom projects through DonorsChoose and issued $6,059.95 through vouchers with 18 different PAT Voucher Program Partners.
In total Park Avenue Thrift gave back $393,785.85 in 2022 which brings their total giving since 2007 to $3,766,966.59. If an organization you belong to or know needs funding assistance for programming or projects this year, please consider applying for a PAT grant. Park Avenue focuses on funding visual and/or performing arts, education, environmental sustainability, and projects that keep Enid unique and a place where people want to be. Please visit their website at www.parkavenuethrift.org and click Community Giving to view and print the 2023 grant application.