Philly AIDS Thrift Announces $377K in New Grants and Reaches Major New $4M Milestone

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philly AIDS Thrift and Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room announced the award of $372,000+ in grants for 33 HIV/AIDS service organizations and their programs that are centered on prevention and care in the Delaware Valley.  This much-needed grant funding is more crucial than ever. Nonprofits throughout the country have been challenged as the world enters the third year of COVID-19. The new donations will bring the group’s lifetime total to a major new milestone. As of this week, Philly AIDS Thrift celebrates turning donated treasures into $4M in donations and grant awards since the group started in 2014.  The organization will honor this incredible achievement with a two-day public celebration, Friday and Saturday, February 24th and 25th with discounts, refreshments, and joyful madness at both locations, Philly AIDS Thrift at 710 S. 5th and Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room at 345 S. 12th. For more about Philly AIDS Thrift, the celebration and the grant program, visit and @phillyaidsthrift on social media.

“This is, by far, my favorite moment of the year,” said Philly AIDS Thrift Board President Michael Byrne. “It is truly humbling to be able to have an impact on programs that are doing incredible work on behalf of individuals and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS across the Delaware Valley.”

He added, “The fact that we are giving away the largest amount of dollars to the largest number of programs is incredible. But when we realize that these grants bring our grand total of dollars granted to over $4M, we are truly grateful. We are grateful for our staff, our volunteers, our donors, and our loyal customers – thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

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Philly AIDS Thrift will celebrate this major milestone with a public two-day celebration, Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th with discounts, refreshments, and joyful madness!  Both locations are open from 11:00am to 8:00pm on both dates.

Philly AIDS Thrift’s Grant Program started in 2014 as an additional way to serve the community. It has continued to grow, even during the COVID crisis, and has been able to award over 200 grants and help over 40 different organizations.

2022-2023 award winners include:

  • Action Wellness
  • African Family Health Organization -AFAHO
  • AIDS Delaware
  • AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
  • AIM – Angels In Motion
  • Ark of Safety
  • Bebashi – Transition to Hope
  • Black and Latinx Community Control of Health
  • Camp Dreamcatcher
  • CATA – Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas
  • Dorothy Mann Center – Drexel
  • Drexel University
  • Family Service of Chester County
  • Family Services of Montgomery County
  • Galaei
  • MANNA – Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance
  • Neighborhood United Against Drugs
  • One Day At A Time
  • Philadelphia Black Pride
  • Pink and Blues
  • Planned Parenthood Keystone
  • Prevention Meets Fashion
  • Prevention Point Philadelphia
  • Morris Home
  • Safehouse
  • Serenity House
  • Siloam Wellness
  • SOL Collective
  • The Attic Youth Center
  • The COLOURS Organization
  • UNAIDS at Penn
  • William Way LGBT Community Center

The next call for grant proposals will occur toward the end of 2023. For more information about grant awards, donations, or how to get involved, please visit or call 215-922-3186.

As winter season ends and spring-cleaning time approaches, consider donating to Philly AIDS Thrift! Donations will turn into sales that create the funds awarded in future grant cycles.

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