Looking for a bargain and a way to benefit AIDS in Indiana? This just might be the answer! On March1, 1997 INDY THRIFT FOR AIDS officially opened its doors for business at 5226 Keystone Court, in a shopping area anchored by a Target Store (5200 block of Keystone). This newest effort to raise funds to benefit individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in Indiana was patterned after Philadelphia’s Thrift for AIDS Store, which opened in 1992 and has annual sales of $800,000.
The popularity of thrift stores and the fact that buying used apparel has become acceptable, a fun thing to do, almost the "in" thing these days helped spawn the concept of a thrift store to benefit AIDS here in Indianapolis. Helped by start-up grants from The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis and federal matching grants, store manager William Stover and a staff of volunteers hope to raise $100,000 in the first year of operation. Money raised at the store will go to the Indiana AIDS Fund, which will then disburse funds through a competitive grants process throughout the state of Indiana.
INDY THRIFT FOR AIDS welcomes your support through you patronage and donations. We also invite you to join in their efforts by volunteering your time. For donation drop-off or more information, call (317) 255-4146.
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