PHILLY AIDS THRIFT ANNOUNCES OVER $180,000 IN GRANTS!!!
PHILLY AIDS THRIFT ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $180,000 IN GRANTS FOR THEIR 2017-18 GRANT CYCLE
Allocated to 20 local organizations united in the fight against HIV/AIDS
Philadelphia, PA – Philly AIDS Thrift (PAT) is pleased to award 20 local organizations with more than
$180,000 in grant funding for their work in fighting HIV/AIDS in the Delaware Valley. Funds distributed
brings PAT’s total contributions to date to over $2 million dollars. Revenue generated from PAT’s two retail operations (Philly AIDS Thrift and Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room) is used to provide grants to The AIDS Fund and 19 other organizations providing HIV/AIDS services in the Delaware Valley.
“We are so happy to be able to provide funds for these various organizations helping in the fight against
HIV/AIDS,” said Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou, manager and co-founder of Philly AIDS Thrift. “These
organizations are making great strides in preventative methods and overall assistance of those affected
by HIV/AIDS. We are grateful that our contribution to the fight can help to improve the lives of so many
Since 2014, PAT’s board of directors and grant committee have awarded organizations with a grant for
projects that help fight or prevent HIV/AIDS based on assistance organizations’ requests. Grants
awarded ranged from $1,500 to $10,000 with an average award of $5,000. Awarded organizations were
required to have direct services for adults and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, must be a
non-profit (or sponsored by a non-profit organization), and must be located in the Delaware Valley
(Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia counties as well as the Camden,
Gloucester, and Burlington counties in New Jersey, and New Castle County in Delaware).
For the 2017-18 grant cycle, Philly AIDS Thrift awarded more than double the amount of money
compared to its inaugural grant awards in 2014 ($73,000).
Award winners include:
Provides opportunities for HIV positive women to meet one another, gain critical health information,
and enhance their parenting; ultimately, improving the health outcomes of the participants and their
children as a part of the She Matters program.
Supports funding for their food pantry that operates throughout the State of Delaware, providing
nutritious groceries for people living with HIV/AIDS who may not otherwise have ready access to food.
Helps to educate gay Latino men and transgender women of color about HIV, and provide resources to
those with HIV/AIDS to lead healthy lives and transform their communities.
Supports comprehensive nutrition services for people living with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing
malnutrition and battling the life-threatening illness.
Provides funding for the Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) and continues access to information and
resources for reducing the risk for HIV.