Park Avenue Thrift is a non-profit 501(c)(3) in Enid, Oklahoma.
Park Avenue Thrift opened on October 1, 2007. Park Avenue Thrift 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.
Enid is a wonderful place to live because of the people, community spirit, family fun opportunities, entertainment, and a variety of non-profit agencies that contribute to our quality of life.
Board of directors
Steven Mackie - Chair
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
“Shopping at PAT is a triple whammy: First, it is FUN! Second, it provides big money for cool art and educational projects. Third, and more importantly, it’s the sustainable way to shop as it saves the planet.
PAT’s Board of Directors is a group of civic minded individuals committed to running a sustainable thrift store while providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to the Enid community.”
Andrew Long - Vice Chair
First Presbyterian Church
“I love many things about Park Avenue Thrift, but I especially love that there is an environmental sustainability aspect to the work that we do. From resale to recycling, Park Avenue Thrift supports quality of life initiatives in Enid in an environmentally friendly way.
My favorite part of serving on the Board is the sense of pride I feel when I attend an event and see Park Avenue Thrift’s name listed as a sponsor or supporter. Our Board does much more than look at reports and make rules; we are actively engaged in making Enid a great place to live!”
Angie Grothe - Treasurer
Thai Yoga Massage
“Every time I visit Park Avenue Thrift, it’s like a treasure hunt. I love to find unique items that’s not available at your regular retail store. And of course knowing that the money I spent goes back to the Enid community.
My favorite thing about serving on the board? Working with a great group of board members who’s unified towards a common goal which is to grow PAT so that it can keep doing what it does best, giving back to the community.”
Enid Public Schools
“I’m always impressed with the diverse group of people that work and support Park Avenue Thrift. Everyone is committed to the same goal no matter their background.
Serving on the board allows me to have insight related to Park Avenue Thrift’s mission to serve the community. The skills learned make my life in Enid more rewarding.”
The thing I like best about Park Avenue Thrift is its support of quality of life programs in Enid. Accomplished by recycling and selling donated “stuff”, putting all the profits back into the community in the form of grants to other Enid non-profits and providing employment for 30 people. All without asking for money.
I like serving on this board because we get to see the results of our efforts put to good use throughout the Enid community.
Northwest Oklahoma Osteopathic Foundation
A friend once told me that “building a community was the ultimate team sport.” Those words came back to me when I joined the board at Park Avenue Thrift. The essence of community and partnership is felt throughout the organization: the staff, the customers, the people that donate their household items, and most especially through the mission of supporting other non-profits in Enid. It’s rewarding to be able to be a part of something that is continuously making Enid a better place to live. I’m happy to be part of the “team.”