Out of the Closet® is a nonprofit chain of thrift stores whose revenues provide medical care for patients with HIV/AIDS. When you shop at Out of the Closet thrift stores, you are directly helping people living with HIV.
We are owned and operated by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a Los Angeles-based global organization that provides medical, preventative, and educational resources for patients. AHF is the nation’s largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare, research, prevention, and education provider. Out of the Closet thrift stores generate income to help fund the cutting-edge medical services AHF provides for those patients who are unable to pay. 96% of ALL proceeds from Out of the Closet Thrift Stores directly to prevention, treatment and advocacy programs.
The store’s merchandise comes directly from donations, and therefore the store’s revenues are directly reliant upon neighborhood charity. Merchandise sold includes adult clothing, consumer electronics, furniture, bric-a-brac, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and books. Out of the Closet even provides a free pick up service for items that are too large for donors to bring to a store location themselves.
In addition to offering clothing, accessories, furniture and more, several locations also offer health and preventative services. Most locations including free walk-in, rapid HIV testing sites complete with counseling and referrals. Many locations are connected with an AHF Pharmacy, making shopping and prescription pick up convenient.
Out of the Closet, along with every other aspect of AHF does everything it can to uphold its mission and values.
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