Philly AIDS Thrift announces donations to tons of local health organizations

While Philly AIDS Thrift is a staple amongst thrifty prospects in search of distinctive, and doubtless traditional, wears, the core mission of the group is to promote these devices and distribute the proceeds to local organizations involved throughout the fight in direction of HIV/AIDS.

Well, the group launched Wednesday that it hit two donation milestones in 2018. Philly AIDS Thrift (710 S. fifth Street) and Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room (12th and Pine streets) talked about it awarded $246,450 to 23 HIV/AIDS service companies throughout the Philly space for 2019. That’s crucial full donation the outlets have ever made at one time. Further, the group will surpass $2.5 million in full donations.

For retailer co-founder Christian Kallas-Saritsoglou, the milestones are a testament to the exhausting work that has been poured into the group.

“We started so small back in 2005, it is hard to believe that we are giving out nearly a quarter of a million dollars at one time now,” she said. “I don’t think any of us imagined that back then. We were just trying to keep the heat on and get the word out we existed.”

Historically, Philly AIDS Thrift’s foremost beneficiary was the AIDS Fund, which distributes money to 21 AIDS companies throughout the five-county Philadelphia space. Recently, however, that shifted to distributing most of the money it raises via grants. The Philly AIDS Thrift board critiques and awards grants to local organizations who’ve utilized for help funding ongoing packages and specific duties.

This yr’s grant awardees embrace:

Access Matters

Action Wellness

AIDS Delaware

AIDS Law Project

Attic Youth Center

Bebashi Transition to Hope

Camp Dreamcatcher

CATA: Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas

Drexel University

Family Services of Delaware County

Family Services of Montgomery County


William Way Community Center

LGBT Elder Initiative


Mazzoni Center TRIP Project

Neighborhoods United

One Day at a Time

Philadelphia Health Partners

Planned Parenthood Keystone

Prevention Point Philadelphia

RHD Morris Home


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