ABOUT The Puzzle Piece in Carthage Nc

Who is The Puzzle Piece

We are not a Non-Profit Thrift Store.

We are a hard working local small business consignment retail store.

We specialize in quality gently used products including clothing, home & garden products, electronics, vintage items as well as seasonal items.

The Puzzle Piece is owned by Christine (Chris) & Brian Garton, who are raising 3 children one of whom has a disability. Chris, an Army veteran and Brian also an Army veteran of 25 years as a Special Forces soldier, retired in April 2012 now call Moore County their home. 

The Puzzle Piece will offer their disabled son the opportunity to experience his own independence. While taking on duties in the store, this will allow him to interact with the community and gain important skills and knowledge that will increase his independence while building his self-confidence.

The future of The Puzzle Piece will be determined by our level of commitment, quality of our customer service and involvement in our community.

Community Service projects we are proud to provide

​All you need to know about selling your items

Monday - Saturday

9am - 5pm


The Puzzle piece   

consignment store & moore

What does the name mean??

No, we don't sell puzzles. Well not in the sense you may be thinking anyway.

The name of the store is in honor of our son, who has autism. Autism is represented by a puzzle piece defining the complexity of this brain disorder.

“Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.” 

(Autism Society NC)

You’ll find that we are dedicated to educating our community about autism; the myths, the facts and the fun! Because so much of what we do is wrapped in our son’s needs, we can talk autism all day and look forward to every opportunity to do so.

Current Consignor Updates and Information

See details here - Posting closes Jan 31st