Mission

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.

  • In addition to our regular monthly donation of $20,000.00 to the AIDS Fund for September 2017, we recently announced this year’s special grant awards which went to twenty-three, Philly-area HIV/AIDS service organizations.   This year’s grants totaled  $174,842.00, which brings our cash contributions to date to $2,033,842.00.   Yep, yep we have now surpassed the $2,000,000 milestone.  We’ll be celebrating our new donation total AND our 12th ANNIVERSARY with a BLOCK PARTY in front of the store on Saturday, September 16th. Thanks to everyone who helped us get to $2,000,000 and beyond!
  • We are in need of DONATIONS of all sorts. Basically, any re-saleable item in good shape is welcome.
  • We would not be able to run the store without our VOLUNTEERS. Thinking about joining?
  • And most of all, we need SHOPPERS. Shopping commences every day at 11am, and yes, we are open 7 days a week.