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All About Us

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Philadelphia AIDS Thrift is incorporated in Pennsylvania as a non-profit business. We are also a federally recognized 501c3 tax-exempt charitable essay writing service in organization (thanks IRS!). Our goal is to sell the lovely, useful, interesting, amusing, and sometimes mysterious stuff generous people donate to our thrift store and then distribute the proceeds to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

We have donated $2,247,850.00 to Philly area HIV/AIDS service organizations to date.  We couldn’t have done any of this without our wonderful Shoppers, Donors, Volunteers and Staff.  Thanks to everyone who helped us get to $2,000,000 and beyond!

Who we serve.

Our main beneficiary is the AIDS Fund. The AIDS Fund distributes money to twenty-nine AIDS agencies in the five county Philadelphia region. They pass on the money we give them every month with NO administrative costs taken out. They also organize the Philadelphia AIDS Walk every October and the monthly Gay Bingo fundraiser throughout the year. Thanks, AIDS Fund!

We also do a round of special grants annually. Our grants in the 2017/2018 cycle totaled $186,000.00,  Interested organizations should click in the “Grants” tab at the top of the page for more information on applying for our upcoming grants.

Organizations that benefit from us

In addition to our cash contributions, Philly AIDS Thrift provides free store vouchers to Philly area HIV/AIDS service providers for distribution to clients in need of clothing assistance and household necessities. Thanks to the many local organizations that partner with us in this effort.