About

WHO WE ARE

homeThe Magic Hat is a vibrant, community wide thrift shop offering customers high quality merchandise at great prices.

All profits are allocated to the PTOs and PCOs of the Marblehead Public Schools to support projects, programs, events, and technology that enhance the education of our children in Kindergarten through grade 12.

We are a registered non-profit organization.

The Magic Hat was incorporated in 2005 and in twelve years, has allocated over $775,000 to the PTOs and PCOs.

Parents, students, grandparents, and community members earn money for the PTOs/PCOs by volunteering their time at the shop.


OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Magic Hat Thrift Shop, Inc. is to generate funds for the Parent-Teacher Organizations of the Marblehead Public Schools.

The organization will achieve its mission by selling donated items at the Magic Hat Thrift Shop located at the Marblehead Veterans Middle School in Marblehead, MA.

The Board of Directors is a volunteer board operating independently from the schools.

The 2017 Board members are:

Milena Connolly
Kathi Grunwald
Claire MacDonald
Gerry Michaud
Karen Piccirillo
Suzanne Pirker
Wendy Roworth
Sharen Solomon
Gayle Stoll

SOME OF THE PROJECTS/PROGRAMS/TECHNOLOGY THE MAGIC HAT HAS FUNDED FOR THE SCHOOLS OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS INCLUDE:

Wingmasters
Study Island
Techsploration
Discovery Museums Outreach
New England Aquarium Whale Day
Mad About Math
Curious Creatures Presentation
Tanglewood Marionettes
Rebel Shakespeare
Plimoth Plantation TripMother Goose
Microscopes
Kindles
iPads
French books
Poet in Residence program
Mass Audubon
Water Filtration system for HS
Eric Bowen – Abuse Program
Math and Art History chromebooks, carts, printers
Chris Herran Student Presentation
Student Scholarships – field trips
Electronic keyboardsArtQuest