About Metro Thrift Store
The Thrift Store sells gently used and new household and clothing goods. Serving St Petersburg for more than a decade, the Metro Thrift Store originated through AIDS Community Project (ACP) and was gifted to Metropolitan Charities in 1997. Since its conception, the Thrift Store has been instrumental in providing free household goods, clothing and other merchandise to anyone living with HIV/AIDS through donated merchandise and sales to the general community.
The Thrift Store is a revenue stream for Metropolitan Charities - 100% of store profits are used to support ongoing HIV/AIDS programs and services and provide purchase certificates for hundreds people with HIV in the Tampa bay area. This means that virtually every purchase or donation that you make can have a direct impact on persons and/or families affected by HIV/AIDS in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.
About Metropolitan Charities
Begun as an outreach program within Metropolitan Community Church, St. Petersburg, in the mid-1980’s, Metropolitan Charities has grown over the last 15 years as a comprehensive social service agency.
Today, Metropolitan Charities meets the needs of the HIV-affected, GLBT and at–risk communities of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando Counties, serving nearly 3000 people at any one time, through counseling and case management, prevention services, a thrift store, and social and recreational programs.
To learn more about Metropolitan Charities click here.