Paul Bunyan Thrift Shop and Furniture Annex
The Paul Bunyan Thrift Shop and Furniture Annex are located at 350 S. Main Street in Fort Bragg California. Paul Bunyan is owned and operated by Parents and Friends, Inc.
In 1955 Parents and Friends was incorporated to provide schooling for a group of local developmentally disabled children. Their parents refused to institutionalize them, as was the common practice then, and the schools refused to educate them, deeming them “unable to learn”. Parents and Friends started their own school, the Paul Bunyan School, and set up classes in a donated room in a local church. They then began to teach them to read, write and do math among other things and started doing yard sale and bake sale fundraisers on the weekends to support the school. Those yard sales evolved into the Paul Bunyan Thrift Shop more than fifty years ago, which is located on Main Street.
The Paul Bunyan Thrift Shop is a fully integrated business that provides employment to members of our community, some of whom have developmental challenges and similar needs. Job responsibilities range from cashiering, accepting donations, to processing sundries, clothing and furniture, to stocking the store. Customers have the convenience of driving up to the donation area where employees will assist with taking donations. A receipt for your tax deductible donation is available upon request. Donations are accepted during business hours only. No appointment necessary!
As of September 29, 2020 our store hours are:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
For information call Alaina Zimmerman at 707.964.4471 (shop) or 964.8542 (office).