Staff Report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Following the earthquake that devastatingly impacted communities throughout Haiti, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a global nonprofit public health organization that addresses the HIV/AIDS epidemic, is collecting critically needed items to support the time sensitive relief efforts.

Working with AHF’s medical team in the country, the organization has charted two planes to take all donated items to Port au Prince, Haiti, where the items will be given directly to healthcare centers within the impacted areas and Haitians living with a critical illness.

Given the increasing critical needs of residents of the affected communities, AHF is continuing to accept donations from the South Florida community throughout at it’s Out of the Closet Thrift Store locations in Wilton Manor and Miami and its main offices in Fort Lauderdale.

Donations will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the following locations:

North Miami City Hall (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

776 NE 125 St. North Miami 33161

Out of the Closet Thrift Store, Wilton Manors (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

2097 Wilton Dr. Wilton Manors 33305

Out of the Closet Thrift Store, Biscayne (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

2400 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 33137

AHF Southern Bureau Office (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

700 SE Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale 33316

Note: All items should be unused and packaged.

1. Toilet Paper

2. Toothbrushes

3. Toothpaste

4. Paper Towels

5. Diapers

6. Sterno Cooking Candles

7. Plastic Buckets

8. Blankets

9. Flashlights and Batteries

10. Baby Formula

11. Canned Meat 

12. Baby Food 

13. First Aid Items (band aids, antiseptic, etc.) 

14. Tarps 

15. Face masks

The first chartered flight will depart on Thursday, Aug. 19 and the second flight is currently scheduled to depart on Saturday, Aug. 21.