Mum Store



What is the PTA Mum Store?

The PTA Mum Store is the primary Pearce PTA fundraiser, with the money raised used for the benefit of the J.J. Pearce student community. This fundraiser is managed by volunteer PTA officers, and the workforce that creates and sells all of the Mums and Garters is 100% volunteer. It takes many people to make this fundraiser possible and we need your help!

The Pearce PTA shares its profits with the JJP student organizations that provide volunteers. In the 2022-23 school year, the Pearce PTA distributed nearly $18,000 to 23 Pearce teams and organizations as a result of the over 3,000 hours donated by volunteers!


Location & Hours

  • The J.J. Pearce PTA Mum Store is located in a shopping center space on the SE Corner of Coit and Campbell next to Richardson Bike Mart @ 1377 W Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080

  • Aug. 28nd- Sept. 21st  (Tax Free Days: 9/5 and 9/12)

                           Monday-Thursday: 4:00-8:00PM

                           Fridays: 4:00-6:00PM

                           Saturdays: 10:00AM-4:00PM

  • Please note: We are CLOSED on Monday, 9/4 for Labor Day and Wednesday, 9/13 for Meet the Teacher.
  • The store is open NOW for volunteers to make mums/garters.  See Volunteer section below for information.  


Mum and Garter Sales

  • In-Store Only

  • The PTA Mum Store does not have online sales

  • Not associated with the Mum Shop in Plano

  • Does my child have to have a date to have a mum/garter? Absolutely NOT! We want everyone to feel a part of ALL the Homecoming. We encourage boys and girls with or without dates purchase and wear a garter/mum. 

  • Why do we buy mums and garters? Girls typically wear mums to school the Friday of Homecoming week and boys wear garters on their arms. It is not necessary to have a date to the Homecoming dance to order/wear a mum. Parents can order mums/garters for their kids-friends can order for friends. There is no set protocol. Typically, if a couple is going to the dance together, the boy will order a mum for the girl and the girl will order a garter for the boy. They vary in cost depending on your selection of items to decorate. Items are ordered in one visit and you will be contacted when ready to pick up in another visit. 


Volunteer Information

Mum Store Training:
We're offering training on 2 different days to hopefully accommodate everyone. You only need to attend one training session. 
Thursday, August 24 7-8 pm 
Saturday, August 26, 10-11 am
If you can't make it but still want to volunteer, NO PROBLEM. We'll train you when you come in for volunteering.*
*The Volunteer Sign Up Genius will come out soon so even if you haven't volunteered before and can't make a training, please still sign up!
  • The Mum Store is always looking for volunteers who can help with any number of tasks and we are always willing and ready to teach new volunteers!

  • The best way to stay up-to-date on all-things Mum Store is to get on our e-mail list. Just email your name to and ask to be added to the volunteer list.

  • Sign up to volunteer in our store to assist with sales and cashier needs! The sign up will be available under the volunteer tab on this website.   

  • Any questions? Email

Important Dates for 2023-2024

  • Mum Store opening day (8/28)

  • Last day to order mum/garter for freshman mum/garter exchange (9/14)

  • Last day to order mum/garter for personalization (9/19)

  • Wear mum garter to school (9/22)

  • Wear mum/garter to Hoco Game (9/22)

  • Hoco Game (9/22)

Mum Store PTA Co-Chairs:

Kari Boylan

Shayla Cobb

Hillary Burlbaw