The PGN is a twitter about the Elixir event tomorrow night. In their latest piece (which you can read here), they interviewed Philly AIDS Thrift’s own Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou about her award.
[Mazzoni Center executive director Nurit] Shein said 2013 Ally awardee Kallas-Saritsoglou has been a pioneer in HIV/AIDS work and has helped raise funds for a number of HIV/AIDS organizations.
“If it weren’t for her work, many of our organizations during tight times would not have been able to make it,” Shein said. “She is truly an ally to the community.”
Kallas-Saritsoglou said the award was unexpected, yet appreciated.
“I love what I do so much, I can’t imagine getting an award,” she said. “I was so taken by receiving an award. It is an honor to receive it from an organization that I respect so much. The work that the Mazzoni Center does is incredible, so to be recognized for the things that I have done is flattering.”
Philly AIDS Thrift was part of the set for Philly Chase’s latest video, Mama Said.
The song–which is sure to pull at your heartstrings–teaches us how to be men in today’s society, living a good, honest life. The artist explores his relationship with his mother, commenting that they haven’t spoke in a while, but he forgives her of her wrongdoings because she wasn’t ready to be a mother.
Shop, Donate or Volunteer?
I guess I shop, donate and sometimes volunteer.
How long have you been coming to Philly AIDS Thrift?
I started volunteering six years ago this fall.
What’s your favorite thing you bought here?
Ohh…that one’s hard. Give me a second. I got this picture of this painting of this girl standing next to this pig, poking the pig.
What do you like most about our store?
The tall handsome man that works in the back that’s always seen with models.
(That’s her boyfriend, Adam, the assistant manager at Philly AIDS Thrift.)
What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
Today or ever? Ever would probably be Loretta Lynn Ones on the Way. Today would probably be that new P!nk song.
What is your favorite kind of lunch meat?
I don’t really like lunch meat that much.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I think I would be purple or yellow.
Strength training or cardio, and why?
I don’t know what those are. Cardio because I don’t want to look like a dude…Too late!
Did you enjoy answering the previous nine questions?
Is this a joke? You’re joking, right?