Donate

Recycling Worldly Goods For A Worthy Cause


Why Donate to P.A.T.? Support local charities and clean out items around the house that you really don’t need. We will provide you with a tax-deductible receipt. Are you moving? Downsizing? Don’t hang on to things you no longer need.

We are accepting donations on select days and times:

Tuesdays –   (12pm – 7pm)
Thursdays – (12pm – 7pm)
Fridays –      (12pm – 7pm)
Saturdays –  (12pm – 7pm)

Whether you are shopping or donating, we want you to know how much we appreciate your help. To further assist us, please check the list to the right for items we can no longer accept as donations. These are items that we get more of than we can handle or have not been able to effectively sell in the past. As always, your continued support along with your cooperation with these guidelines will enable PAT to be even more effective in the future.

Download our Handy Dandy Donation Guide!

We accept gently used:

  • Appliances
  • Books
  • Cars
  • CDs, Records, Tapes
  • Clothing, shoes and accessories
  • DVDs, VHS
  • Electronics and stereo equipment 
  • Furniture
  • Home furnishings and household items
  • Jewelry
  • Sporting goods

We do not accept the following:

  • BEDS, Bed Frames, Futons, Mattresses, Bed pillows, Sofa beds, Pull out Sofas
  • Box Screen Televisions without DVD connection, CRT monitors
  • Any printers (unless new in the box with ink)
  • Computer monitors older than 5 years old
  • Upholstered furniture that is torn, stained, threadbare, musty, etc.
  • Unassembled Shelving 
  • Hospital or medical supplies
  • Encyclopedia Collections or textbooks.
  • Baby Strollers and Child car seats
  • Used Socks, Underwear, or Other Undergarments
  • Pillows
  • Used Bedding & Linens (Bedsheets, Towels, Duvet Covers, Etc.)
  • We cannot accept any clothing with blood or other bodily fluids

You can also donate to Philly AIDS Thrift through PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below.


Sell or buy on eBay?  Love Philly AIDS Thrift?  Want to support our mission?  Check out our eBay for Charity page and learn how you can give to us by doing what you’re doing already!


🚗🚗Donate Your Car🚗🚗

Another way to support us is by donating your car to Philly AIDS Thrift! It’s easy, costs you nothing and you’ll receive a tax receipt. Send us an email with subject line: Car Donation and we will schedule a free and easy pick-up at a date and time that is convenient to you. Your vehicle must have an engine and be towable, but it does not need to be running to donate it!

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Shop

Sales are Everyday, All Day!

The best part of Philly AIDS Thrift is the abundance of sales! Generously donated items arrive all day long, and that means we need to move our merchandise fast! So you can always anticipate SWEET SALES on tons of items throughout the store.

There are monthly rotating color-coded discounts on clothing, knick-knacks, and housewares tags.

Once you’ve thoroughly pillaged the racks and shelves, look for our infamous Dollar Bins and Dollar Racks. Here you’ll find men’s and women’s T’s, jeans, shirts, jackets…heck, you name it, we got it!!

Last but not least, we are bursting at the seams with furniture, televisions, and stereos. We also get fine china, quality artwork, and all manner of interesting, exotic and unique antiques, artifacts and tchotchkes–large and small.

Volunteering

Become a Volunteer

Due to COVID-19, our store was not operating from March 16th through June 19th. In an effort to keep our staff, volunteers, and customers safe, we are not taking new volunteers until further notice. Check back at a later date for updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience!

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We would not be able to run the store without our VOLUNTEERS!

The Philly AIDS Thrift Volunteer is the “first impression” between our retail store and the public that supports our mission. Volunteers are needed to assist during store hours – 7 days a week. Join our extended family where you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet fabulous people
  • Help process donated clothing and other unique treasures
  • Have fun retail experiences
  • Choose a flexible 3 hour shift
  • Make a difference in the community
  • Fulfill community service hours
  • Become cool and popular!
  • (Not necessarily in that order!)

So whether you serve by greeting customers, sorting through our lovely donated items, updating our critically acclaimed shelf and window displays, or assisting customers with item selections… you’re bound to feel a part of this warm and friendly atmosphere we’ve created… JUST FOR YOU!