Philly AIDS Thrift Launches New On-Site HIV Testing Center
June 24, 2015
“Starting this weekend, five local HIV/AIDS service partners (Action AIDS, Bebashi, GALAEI, Mazzoni Center and Philadelphia FIGHT) will provide free, drop-in, rapid screening HIV tests every weekend at the store’s new 300-square foot HIV Testing Center, which is distinctly timed to open in celebration of AIDS Education Month. In addition to testing, the partner organizations will provide quality, confidential counseling, education, and referral services for support.”
Read the whole article here!
$10,000 for William Way!
May 21, 2015
Our check to the William Way Center makes us patrons of this summer’s groundbreaking exhibit at the National Constitution Center’s “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and Supreme Court.” This coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the first demonstrations in support of gay civil rights in the United States, in Philadelphia at Independence Hall in 1965.
There will be a weekend full of events, commemorating the anniversary, this 4th of July weekend in Philadelphia. Our satellite store, Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, will be hosting Barbara Gittings day on Sunday, July 5th. Barbara was one of those early marchers and a key figure in the struggle for LGBT freedom. The author of the first and soon-to-be-released, biography of Barbara Gittings will be at PAT@Giovanni’s Room, signing her new book that day!
$73,000 in Grants Announed
March 23, 2015
We are very pleased to announce the recipients of Philly AIDS Thrift’s Grants Awards for winter 2014/15. We will be funding proposals submitted by eight agencies with $73,000 awarded in total. We presented the checks to the agencies onstage at GayBingo on Saturday, March 21st.
The eight proposals selected for the grants this time around are GALAEI’s Positivo program; AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania’s Planning Ahead initiative; support for meals and nutritional counseling for the HIV program at Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutritional Alliance; Project Hope at Family Services of Montgomery County; the Michael Taylor Fund at Action AIDS; the Washington West Project at Mazzoni Center. HIV-prevention programming for LGBTQ youth at The Attic Youth Center, and to Project ONE at Family Services of Chester County.
We’re thrilled to be helping support all these invaluable programs.
A Huge THANK YOU to all the Shoppers, Donors and Volunteers at our main store, Big PAT, and at PhillyAIDSThrift@Giovanni’s Room for making this all possible.
And thanks to PGN for their coverage of our grants awards here: http://www.epgn.com/…/local/8617-pat-announces-73k-in-grants