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 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.

  • Our October 2014 donation of $20,000.00 to the AIDS Fund brings our total cash contributions to date to $931,000.00. Thanks to everyone who helped us get there!  (Look for our celebration of the one million dollar milestone just after New Year’s).
  • We are in need of donations of all sorts. Basically, any re-sellable item in good shape is welcome. See Donations.
  • We would not be able to run the store without our VOLUNTEERS. Thinking about joining? See Volunteer.
  • And most of all, we need shoppers.    Shopping commences every day at 11am, and yes, we are open 7 days a week.

Who we serve.

Our current 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!

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.