About


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

Andrew Long - Chair

Andrew Long - 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!”

Anita Luetkemeyer - VICE CHAIR

Anita Luetkemeyer - VICE CHAIR

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.”

Angie Grothe - Treasurer

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.”

Elizabeth Cummins

Elizabeth Cummins

Wordy Girl Creative

I love that Park Avenue Thrift keeps the wheels turning for so many awesome organizations in our community. Before I knew much about PAT, I heard the name consistently when working with groups like Main Street Enid and The Enid Symphony Orchestra. Because I’ve seen many nonprofits benefit from PAT, I see board membership as a sort of domino effect. Pouring into Park Avenue Thrift pours right back into our community.

Taylor Turner

Taylor Turner

Banccentral

Park Avenue Thrift operates one of the greatest non-profit business models in existence, in that it utilizes thrift items to re-sell in order to recycle, provide employment opportunities, and donate back to numerous great causes in the community!
I love that all of the board members from diverse backgrounds come together to continue to make PAT’s mission a reality. Enid is so fortunate to have Park Avenue Thrift!
Marianne Gray

Marianne Gray

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.”

Nancy Roeming

Nancy Roeming

Wymer Brownlee

Staff

Stela Jantzen

Stela Jantzen

Executive Director

Malvin Arter

Malvin Arter

Operations Manager