About Us


Project Hard Hat formed in 2003 is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that promotes the practice of safer sex among gay and bisexual men by way of providing educational information, S.T.D. testing information and locations, support group information and by distributing condoms free of charge to dispensers within bars, night clubs and other venues which cater to our target population. We believe that keeping the A.I.D.S. pandemic in the forefront of people's minds will encourage them to make more informed decisions, behave more responsibly and be proactive in preventing the spread of H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Q & A

Why do you do this?
The volunteers of Project Hard Hat work to spread the word and practices of safer sex for different reasons. First, there was a need for a prevention organization in the Phoenix Area after the demise of Project Lifeguard. Second, many of us (and you too!) know people who have contracted H.I.V. and want to stop the spread of A.I.D.S. Third, we believe this is a valuable way to serve our community.

Do you get paid for doing this?
No. None of our members get paid for working for PHH and we use our own money for the gasoline to deliver condoms.

Are the condoms you distribute donated to Project Hard Hat?
Rarely. Project Hard Hat pays for more than 99% of the condoms we distribute.

Why don't you provide female condoms?
We do. They can be found at The Cash Inn and Zoan. Female condoms are far more expensive than male condoms. You will have to ask the bartender for them.

Why are the dispensers sometimes empty?
We try to keep all of our dispensers full of condoms but there is a shortage of volunteer help and some locations need to be restocked more than once a week. For example, Charlie's alone uses 1000 condoms per week!

Project Hard Hat is a non profit organization that was formed in February of 2003. Having no paid staff, we rely on volunteers and financial donations from the public. In 2010, Project Hard Hat distributed over 180,000 condoms and participated in several community events supporting our efforts as well as the efforts of other non profit organizations. For 2011, we distributed over 20,000 condoms per month at our distribution points and more at special events and publicity activities.